Clinical relevance of cardiac MRI to HCM include:
Extent of fibrosis using late gadolinium enhancement, which is related to ventricular tachycardia and prognosis of HCM
Differentiation from other diseases associated with left ventricular hypertrophy
Risk stratification, especially the risk for sudden cardiac death
Choosing between surgical myectomy and alcohol septal ablation for treatment of LVOT obstruction
Diagnosis of HCM when echocardiogram is inconclusive
Perfusion MRI to determine myocardial blood flow and ischemia
Quantitative evaluation of LVOT obstruction, myocardial wall motion, and strain
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