Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or change in the structure of the heart muscle structure. A chronic condition, it is often associated with heart function problems.
There are several types of cardiomyopathy, including:
Among the causes of cardiomyopathy are alcoholism and cocaine use, coronary artery disease (CAD), end-stage kidney disease, high blood pressure and genetic defects.
How does molecular imaging help people with cardiomyopathy?
Myocardial perfusion imaging and the nuclear functional study assess heart function and provide valuable information on specific biochemical and structural changes in heart tissue including: