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Role of imaging in the detection of reversible cardiomyopathy


Park, J-H and Kwon, DH and Starling, RC and Marwick, TH, Role of imaging in the detection of reversible cardiomyopathy, Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, 21, (2) pp. 45-55. ISSN 1975-4612 (2013) [Substantial Review]

DOI: doi:10.4250/jcu.2013.21.2.45


Heart failure is a major clinical problem in developed countries with about half of heart failure patients exhibiting decreased left ventricular systolic function. The correct identification and prompt treatment of some specific etiologies can reverse heart failure, and recognition of myocardial recovery may avoid long-term therapy. However, the echocardiographic patterns of patients with a variety of etiologies of heart failure are similar, so the selective use of other imaging techniques is necessary for identification of specific etiologies. The role of repeat imaging in monitoring the therapeutic response is controversial, as is the cessation of medical therapy in patients demonstrating recovery.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, Echocardiography, Heart failure, Reversible cardiomyopathy
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)
ID Code:90386
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-04-02
Last Modified:2014-04-02

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