TY - CHAP A1 - Oliver Strohm A2 - Abdullah Shehab A3 - Anwer Qureshi ED1 - Josef Veselka Y1 - 2012-02-15 PY - 2012 T1 - Role of Advanced Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Atypical Cardiomyopathies such as Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathie and Left-Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy N2 - Cardiomyopathy means "heart (cardio) muscle (myo) disease (pathy)". Currently, cardiomyopathies are defined as myocardial disorders in which the heart muscle is structurally and/or functionally abnormal in the absence of a coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease or congenital heart disease sufficient to cause the observed myocardial abnormalities. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the current knowledge of cardiomyopathies. Instead of following the classic interdisciplinary division, the entire cardiovascular system is presented as a functional unity, and the contributors explore pathophysiological mechanisms from different perspectives, including genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, invasive and non-invasive cardiology, imaging methods and surgery. In order to provide a balanced medical view, this book was edited by a clinical cardiologist. BT - Cardiomyopathies SP - Ch. 19 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/27945 DO - 10.5772/27945 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-28 ER -