Diffuse diseases of the myocardium: MRI-pathologic review of nondilated cardiomyopathies.

TitleDiffuse diseases of the myocardium: MRI-pathologic review of nondilated cardiomyopathies.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGiesbrandt KJ, Bolan CW, Shapiro BP, Edwards WD, Mergo PJ
JournalAJR. American journal of roentgenology
Volume200
Issue3
PaginationW266-73
Date Published2013 Mar
Abstract

This article will present correlation of the key radiologic findings with gross and microscopic pathology for the characterization of diffuse myocardial diseases using advanced imaging techniques. Our goal is to provide a focused and in-depth review of the pathophysiology underlying each entity and to emphasize the structural basis for the corresponding imaging characteristics. This article is limited to those disorders characterized by ventricular wall thickening without chamber dilatation, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, hypertensive cardiomyopathy, and cardiac amyloidosis.

DOI10.1155/2013/795103
Alternate JournalAJR Am J Roentgenol