By Bruno Pinamonti, Gianfranco Sinagra
This booklet describes the position of simple and complicated imaging concepts within the prognosis of alternative different types of cardiomyopathy, together with dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic correct ventricular cardiomyopathy and infiltrative/storage cardiomyopathies. whereas the focus is on echocardiography, the purposes of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography also are defined. all through, a clinically orientated process is hired: targeted consciousness is paid to differential analysis and diverse fine quality photographs depict the most good points of a number of the varieties of cardiomyopathy. attention is additionally given to the genetics of cardiomyopathies, with research of genotype-phenotype relationships. eventually, the capability price of imaging in prognostic overview and in guiding remedy is defined.