Non-invasive imaging plays a central role in the diagnosis of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathies, the assessment of prognosis, and monitoring of therapy. Three (3) fundamental questions must be addressed clinically: 1) Is the left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) preserved or reduced? 2) Is the structure of the LV normal or abnormal? 3) Are there other myocardial tissue abnormalities that could account for the clinical presentation? Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a transformative imaging technology that is increasingly being used for the non-invasive evaluation of the expanding cardiomyopathy population. It represents the gold standard for the assessment of cardiac volumes, function and mass, due to its high spatial, temporal and contrast resolution, and true three-dimensional coverage of the heart [
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Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jun 20; (Online ahead of print)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-020-09986-0
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- Role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients with idiopathic ventricular arrhythmias.Curr Cardiol Rev. 2019; 15: 12-23
- Arrhythmic risk stratification by cardiac magnetic resonance tissue characterization: disclosing the arrhythmic substrate within the heart muscle.Heart Fail Rev. 2020 Jun 20; (Online ahead of print)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-020-09986-0
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Published online: July 11, 2020
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