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Insights into Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 453–469

First Online: 19 May 2011Received: 21 December 2010Revised: 25 February 2011Accepted: 02 May 2011

Abstract

Magnetic resonance imaging and multidetector computed tomography are new imaging methods that have much to offer clinicians caring for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. In this article we briefly describe the clinical, pathophysiological and histological aspects of dilated cardiomyopathy. Then we discuss in detail the use of both imaging methods for measurement of chamber size, global and regional function, for myocardial tissue characterisation, including myocardial viability assessment, and determination of arrhythmogenic substrate, and their emerging role in cardiac resynchronisation therapy.

KeywordsDilated cardiomyopathy Magnetic resonance imaging MRI Multidetector computed tomography MDCT Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1007-s13244-011-0101-8 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Massimo Slavich - Anca Florian - Jan Bogaert

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