Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Ventricular Remodelling

Andris H. Ellims, Andrew J. Taylor

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Abstract

Ventricular remodelling is characterised by changes in ventricular structure and/or function in response to haemodynamic load and/or cardiac injury. Several cardiovascular conditions, including ischaemic heart disease, inherited cardiomyopathies, systemic hypertension and valvular heart disease, may cause ventricular remodelling and, over time, progression to heart failure. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is increasingly utilised to provide gold standard assessments of ventricular structure and function, and also non-invasively evaluate myocardial fibrosis. An enhanced understanding of the mechanisms and natural history of ventricular remodelling by the application of CMR may facilitate therapies to halt or regress maladaptive ventricular remodelling responses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Cardiovascular Imaging Reports
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Late gadolinium enhancement
  • Myocardial fibrosis
  • Ventricular remodelling

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