JCMR 2020; 22:10. The application of exercise stress cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with suspected dilated cardiomyopathy (CME)


This article discusses the role of exercise stress imaging in differentiating cardiac remodeling due to exercise and dilated cardiomyopathy.


Purpose/ Objective

Cardiac remodeling from exercise and dilated cardiomyopathy have overlapping rest-based phenotypic features. Differentiating the two conditions can be challenging. Following this activity, learners will recognize:

  1. Spectrum of dilated cardiomyopathy includes isolated ventricular dilatation, hypokinetic non dilated cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy. 
  2. Exercise-induced cardiac remodeling is common in active non-athletes who are otherwise healthy. 
  3. Potential role of exercise stress imaging to differentiate exercise-induced cardiac remodeling and dilated cardmyopathy.


Accreditation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation Statement
The Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Instructions for Claiming CME

  • Attend the sessions in full for which credit is sought
  • Complete the post-activity evaluation
  • A certificate of completion will be available once the evaluation is submitted


Financial Disclosures
The planners and faculty for this activity did not have any relationships to disclose.


Disclosure of Commercial Support
SCMR received funding to support this activity from the following organizations: None


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Course Information
Course Date:
April 14, 2020
Individual topic purchase: Selected
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00