Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in assessing ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies

Andrew C Y To, Milind Y. Desai

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One of the diagnostic challenges in cardiology is the assessment of patients with suspected cardiomyopathies. The traditional approach involves clinical history and examination, followed by echocardiography and invasive angiography. Advances in cardiac MRI enable cardiologists to comprehensively assess both ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathies, providing information regarding cardiac anatomy, myocardial and valve functions, as well as tissue characterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes



  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Late gadolinium enhancement
  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathy
  • Perfusion imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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