Multimodality Imaging in Restrictive Cardiomyopathies: An EACVI expert consensus document In collaboration with the "Working Group on myocardial and pericardial diseases" of the European Society of Cardiology Endorsed by The Indian Academy of Echocardiography

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Oct 1;18(10):1090-1121. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jex034.


Restrictive cardiomyopathies (RCMs) are a diverse group of myocardial diseases with a wide range of aetiologies, including familial, genetic and acquired diseases and ranging from very rare to relatively frequent cardiac disorders. In all these diseases, imaging techniques play a central role. Advanced imaging techniques provide important novel data on the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of RCMs. This EACVI consensus document provides comprehensive information for the appropriateness of all non-invasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis, prognostic evaluation, and management of patients with RCM.

Keywords: cardiac magnetic resonance; cardiomyopathies; computed tomography; echocardiography; nuclear imaging; restrictive cardiomyopathies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Imaging Techniques / standards*
  • Cardiology / standards
  • Cardiomyopathies / diagnostic imaging
  • Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive / diagnostic imaging*
  • Consensus
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine / standards
  • Male
  • Multimodal Imaging / standards*
  • Pericarditis / diagnostic imaging
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Societies, Medical