JCMR 2021; 23:26. CMR Predictors of Heart Failure in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: The Role of Myocardial Replacement Fibrosis and the Microcirculation (CME)


Although incidence of sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) has improved over the last 10 years, there has been no improvement in incidence of heart failure and no targeted therapies to reduce incidence of HF in HCM. We review CMR predictors of HF in HCM, in particular the role of myocardial replacement fibrosis and myocardial perfusion assessment

Article will review the current state of knowledge of HF in HCM and present recently published data using CMR to assess predictors of HF in HCM.


Learning Objectives

To close the gap outlined above, learners will need:

  1. To review the incidence of heart failure in HCM
  2. To review CMR predictors of heart failure in HCM
  3. To understand the limitations of the data presente


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

  • Read and fully comprehend the article
  • 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 unless listed below: None


Disclosure of Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.



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Course Information
Course Date:
March 17, 2021
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Accreditation Council For Continuing Medical Education
Total General Hours: 1.00
SCMR Member Price:$0.00
Non-Member Price:$10.00