Dilated cardiomyopathy represents a common phenotype expressed in individuals with a family of overlapping myocardial diseases due to acquired and/or genetic susceptibility. Disease trajectory, response to therapy and outcomes vary widely; therefore, further refinement of the diagnosis can help guide therapy and inform prognosis. Multimodality imaging plays a key role in this process, as well as excluding alternative causes which may mimic a primary myocardial disease. The following article discusses the role of different imaging modalities as well as what the future may look like in the context of recent research innovations.
- Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
- Cardiac Imaging Techniques
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Contributors BHP is the sole contributor to this article.
Funding BPH is supported by a British Heart Foundation Intermediate Fellowship (FS/ICRF/20/26019) and the Rosetrees Trust.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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