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Advanced tissue characterization in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies using contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
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PMID:  20174724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardio-vascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) can be used to obtain integrated information on both cardiac function and on advanced tissue characteristics. Using contrast-enhanced techniques, highly diagnostic information on tissue viability, inflammatory changes, and on storage diseases can be obtained within a 45-minute examination. The combination of functional information (using steady-state free precession sequences cine techniques), assessment of myocardial edema (using T2-based techniques), of reversible injury (for example in inflammatory diseases; using T1-based techniques), and irreversible injury (for example in infarction and regional fibrosis, using late gadolinium enhancement techniques) allows disease-specific and prognostic information to be obtained in patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Contrast-enhanced CMR allows the accurate diagnosis of non-ischemic cardiomyopathies, identification of primary and secondary cardiomyopathies, and can be used to guide therapy, thus avoiding the need for invasive measures such as endomyocardial biopsy in many cases.
Abdullah M Shehab; Oliver Strohm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi medical journal     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0379-5284     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-22     Completed Date:  2010-06-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909441     Medline TA:  Saudi Med J     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
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MeSH Terms
Contrast Media*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Myocardial Ischemia / pathology*
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