IMR Press / RCM / Volume 16 / Issue 1 / DOI: 10.3909/ricm0748

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Open Access Review
Newer Modalities for Imaging Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
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1 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
2 Einstein Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
3 Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2015, 16(1), 51–67;
Published: 30 March 2015
Cardiomyopathies are practically classified as either ischemic or nonischemic based on the presence or absence of coronary artery disease. Although conventional twodimensional echocardiography can assess left ventricular ejection fraction, wall motion, and diastolic function, it does not fully capture myocardial mechanics or tissue characterization, and does not accurately identify patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP) at risk for sudden cardiac death. This article discusses advanced imaging modalities for assessment of NICMP, namely, three-dimensional echocardiography, strain imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance, cardiac computed tomography, and sympathetic innervation imaging.
Nonischemic cardiomyopathy
Three-dimensional echocardiography
Myocardial deformation
Cardiac magnetic resonance
Cardiac computed tomography
Sympathetic innervation imaging
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