Cardiac Imaging in Heart Failure with Comorbidities.
AuthorWong, C; Chen, S; Iyngkaran, P
Source TitleCurrent Cardiology Reviews
PublisherBentham Science Publishers Ltd.
University of Melbourne Author/sWong, Chiew Ying
AffiliationMedicine and Radiology
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsWong, C., Chen, S. & Iyngkaran, P. (2017). Cardiac Imaging in Heart Failure with Comorbidities.. Curr Cardiol Rev, 13 (1), pp.63-75. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573403x12666160803100928.
Access StatusOpen Access
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5324322
Imaging modalities stand at the frontiers for progress in congestive heart failure (CHF) screening, risk stratification and monitoring. Advancements in echocardiography (ECHO) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) have allowed for improved tissue characterizations, cardiac motion analysis, and cardiac performance analysis under stress. Common cardiac comorbidities such as hypertension, metabolic syndromes and chronic renal failure contribute to cardiac remodeling, sharing similar pathophysiological mechanisms starting with interstitial changes, structural changes and finally clinical CHF. These imaging techniques can potentially detect changes earlier. Such information could have clinical benefits for screening, planning preventive therapies and risk stratifying patients. Imaging reports have often focused on traditional measures without factoring these novel parameters. This review is aimed at providing a synopsis on how we can use this information to assess and monitor improvements for CHF with comorbidities.
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