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The role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in heart failure.
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PMID:  19796734     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Noninvasive imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis of heart failure, assessment of prognosis, and monitoring of therapy. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) offers a comprehensive assessment of heart failure patients and is now the gold standard imaging technique to assess myocardial anatomy, regional and global function, and viability. Furthermore, it allows assessment of perfusion and acute tissue injury (edema and necrosis), whereas in nonischemic heart failure, fibrosis, infiltration, and iron overload can be detected. The information derived from CMR often reveals the underlying etiology of heart failure, and its high measurement accuracy makes it an ideal technique for monitoring disease progression and the effects of treatment. Evidence on the prognostic value of CMR-derived parameters in heart failure is rapidly emerging. This review summarizes the advantages of CMR for patients with heart failure and its important role in key areas.
Theodoros D Karamitsos; Jane M Francis; Saul Myerson; Joseph B Selvanayagam; Stefan Neubauer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-02     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1407-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathies / diagnosis
Disease Progression
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Failure / diagnosis*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis
Myocarditis / diagnosis
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / diagnosis,  pathology
Grant Support
//British Heart Foundation; //Medical Research Council

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