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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2011, Article ID 739157, 11 pages
Review Article

CMR in Heart Failure

The Heart Hospital, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London W1G 8PH, UK

Received 13 December 2010; Accepted 26 May 2011

Academic Editor: G. Thiene

Copyright © 2011 Daniel M. Sado et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Heart Failure (HF) is a common syndrome with multiple causes. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is a medical imaging technique with significant advantages, allowing the understanding of aetiology and pathophysiology of HF in the individual patient, permitting specific therapy to be administered and predicting prognosis. This paper discusses the diverse role of CMR in HF.