In this review, we will highlight the role of late gadolinium enhancement, along with other strengths available by cardiac MRI, in determining the underlying etiology of various nonischemic cardiomyopathies. Furthermore, we will also emphasize how late gadolinium enhancement may serve as a novel risk stratification tool to further impact patient care.

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Mahwash Kassi and Faisal Nabi (2013) Role of Cardiac MRI in the Assessment of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal: July 2013, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 149-155.

doi: https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-9-3-149

Abstract

In this review, we will highlight the role of late gadolinium enhancement, along with other strengths available by cardiac MRI, in determining the underlying etiology of various nonischemic cardiomyopathies. Furthermore, we will also emphasize how late gadolinium enhancement may serve as a novel risk stratification tool to further impact patient care.

Keywords
late gadolinium enhancement , nonischemic cardiomyopathy ,  CMR , dilated cardiomyopathy , left ventricular noncompaction

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