Cardiac magnetic resonance in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Oct;4(10):1123-37. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2011.06.022.


Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a complex genetic cardiovascular disorder with substantial variability in phenotypic expression and natural progression. Recent research demonstrates the incremental utility of cardiac magnetic resonance in the diagnosis, therapeutic planning, and prognostication of this disease. The increasing incorporation of multimodality imaging of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in clinical practice will continue to improve our understanding of the subtle morphologic differences and their prognostic implications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnosis*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / genetics
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / pathology
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / therapy
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Myocardium / pathology*
  • Phenotype
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis