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Publication Details

Title :

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in heart failure: where the alphabet begins!

Journal:

Heart Failure Reviews

Impact Factor:

3.611

Authors:

Aljizeeri A1,2,3, Sulaiman A4,5,6, Alhulaimi N7, Alsaileek A4,5,6, Al-Mallah MH4,5,6.

Affiliations:

1 Divsions of Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City (Riyadh), Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426. Mail Code: 1413, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. aljizeeri@yahoo.com.

2 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. aljizeeri@yahoo.com.

3 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. aljizeeri@yahoo.com.

4 Divsions of Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging, King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City (Riyadh), Ministry of National Guard – Health Affairs, P.O. Box 22490, Riyadh, 11426. Mail Code: 1413, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

5 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

6 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

7 Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Year of Publication:

2017

DOI:

10.1007/s10741-017-9609-4

Abstract:

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging has become a cornerstone in the evaluation of heart failure. It provides a comprehensive evaluation by answering all the pertinent clinical questions across the full pathological spectrum of heart failure. Nowadays, CMR is considered the gold standard in evaluation of ventricular volumes, wall motion and systolic function. Through its unique ability of tissue characterization, it provides incremental diagnostic and prognostic information and thus has emerged as a comprehensive imaging modality in heart failure. This review outlines the role of main conventional CMR sequences in the evaluation of heart failure and their impact in the management and prognosis.