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The Prognostic Value of Late Gadolinium Enhancement CMR in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies.
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PMID:  23250662     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a valuable clinical tool in everyday practice providing additional information to echocardiography. The late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) technique is now part of nearly every CMR protocol and enables in-vivo tissue characterization in ischemic (identification of scaring due to infarction) and many nonischemic cardiomyopathies (identification of regional or patchy fibrosis or infiltration). This review presents the evolving prognostic evidence base of LGE-CMR with a particular focus on nonischemic cardiomyopathies. Novel methods to assess diffuse myocardial fibrosis such as pre- and post-contrast T1-mapping are also discussed.
Authors:
Theodoros D Karamitsos; Stefan Neubauer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, OX3 9DU, Oxford, UK, theo.karamitsos@cardiov.ox.ac.uk.
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