Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and prognosis in cardiac amyloidosis

  title={Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and prognosis in cardiac amyloidosis},
  author={Alicia Maria Maceira and Sanjay Kumar Prasad and Philip N. Hawkins and Michael Roughton and Dudley J. Pennell},
  journal={Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance},
  pages={54 - 54}
BACKGROUND Cardiac involvement is common in amyloidosis and associated with a variably adverse outcome. We have previously shown that cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) can assess deposition of amyloid protein in the myocardial interstitium. In this study we assessed the prognostic value of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and gadolinium kinetics in cardiac amyloidosis in a prospective longitudinal study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The pre-defined study end point was all-cause mortality. We… CONTINUE READING