Imaging for the assessment of heart failure in congenital heart disease. Ventricular function and beyond.

Luke Burchill, Luc Mertens, Craig Broberg

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    Although heart failure is a diagnosis made on clinical grounds, cardiac imaging remains essential for quantifying ventricular remodeling and function, and for identifying potentially reversible causes of heart failure. Various nongeometric methods for the assessment of ventricular function have been developed, and 3-dimensional imaging is also gaining ground in its clinical applications. This review focuses on the application of noninvasive imaging strategies in the assessment of heart failure in congenital heart disease, specifically echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography. Both traditional and emerging techniques are discussed, and their potential applications and limitations explored.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)9-22
    Number of pages14
    JournalHeart Failure Clinics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014



    • Cardiac magnetic resonance
    • Clinical assessment
    • Congenital
    • Echocardiography
    • Heart defect
    • Heart failure

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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