Cardiac Imaging in Heart Failure with Comorbidities

Author(s): Chiew Wong, Sylvia Chen, Pupalan Iyngkaran.

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 13 , Issue 1 , 2017

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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.

Keywords: Congestive heart failure, comorbidity, echocardiography, imaging, MRI, review.

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2017
Page: [63 - 75]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X12666160803100928
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