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[Role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance in the differential diagnosis of cardiomyopathies].
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23022967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a unique diagnostic imaging tool for the assessment of cardiomyopathies, allowing a non-invasive detection of the most common diseases of the heart muscle. In the real world, patients with suspected cardiomyopathies who show signs and symptoms of heart failure should undergo a thorough diagnostic evaluation. Besides clinical and echocardiographic assessment, coronary angiography is the most important and common examination performed to detect or rule out coronary artery disease. This approach is relevant for the clinical decision-making, as it may obviate the need for further diagnostic evaluation of the heart structure and muscle function. CMR can reliably detect a variety of heart muscle diseases without requiring bioptic confirmation of the diagnosis. In addition, CMR provides anatomo-functional information that possesses incremental and independent prognostic value. This represents a new paradigm shift as it moves the attention from the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. CMR is useful in establishing the correct diagnosis of several clinical conditions and cardiomyopathies, thus guiding therapeutic strategies and influencing patient prognosis.
Giancarlo Casolo; Jacopo Del Meglio; Alessio Lilli; Massimo Magnacca; Carlo Tessa
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Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Giornale italiano di cardiologia (2006)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1827-6806     ISO Abbreviation:  G Ital Cardiol (Rome)     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263411     Medline TA:  G Ital Cardiol (Rome)     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  ita     Pagination:  0     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Ruolo della risonanza magnetica cardiaca nella diagnosi differenziale delle cardiomiopatie.
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