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Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine  2015, Vol. 16 Issue (1): 51-67     DOI: 10.3909/ricm0748
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Newer Modalities for Imaging Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy
Shuchita Gupta1, Aman M. Amanullah2, 3
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
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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.
Key words:  Nonischemic cardiomyopathy      Three-dimensional echocardiography      Myocardial deformation      Cardiac magnetic resonance      Cardiac computed tomography      Sympathetic innervation imaging     
Published:  30 March 2015     

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Shuchita Gupta, Aman M. Amanullah. Newer Modalities for Imaging Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy. Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, 2015, 16(1): 51-67.

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