Magnetic resonance imaging of acquired cardiac disease

Clark L. Carrol, Charles B. Higgins, Gary R. Caputo

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Over the last 15 years, advances in magnetic resonance imaging techniques have increased the accuracy and applicability of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. These advances have improved the utility of magnetic resonance imaging in evaluating cardiac morphology, blood flow, and myocardial contractility, all significant diagnostic features in the evaluation of the patient with acquired heart disease. Utilization of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging has been limited, primarily due to clinical reliance upon nuclear scintigraphy and echocardiography. Recent developments in fast and ultrafast imaging should continue to enhance the significance of magnetic resonance imaging in this field widespread use of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of the cardiovascular system will ultimately depend upon its maturation into a comprehensive, noninvasive imaging technique for the varying manifestations of acquired heart disease, including cardiomyopathy, ischemic heart disease, and acquired valvular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-154
Number of pages11
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996


  • Cardiovascular diseases/diagnosis
  • magnetic resonance imaging/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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