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Cardiac magnetic resonance in myocardial disease

By Udo Sechtem, Heiko Mahrholdt and Holger Vogelsberg


For a number of patients it is difficult to diagnose the cause of cardiac disease. In such patients cardiac magnetic resonance is useful for helping to make a differential diagnosis between ischaemic and dilated cardiomyopathy; identifying patients with myocarditis; diagnosing cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis and Chagas' disease; identifying patients with unusual forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and those with continuing myocardial damage; and defining the sequelae of ablation treatment for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

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