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Table 1 Potential CMR indications in hypertensive heart disease

From: The emerging role of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in the evaluation of hypertensive heart disease

Aggressive, rapidly progressive hypertension  
Poor acoustic window  
HHD and stroke (to exclude the potential of aortic plaques)  
Differential diagnosis of the etiology of LV hypertrophy  
Quantification of concurrent aortic valve regurgitation  
Evaluation of aortic tree anatomy and exclusion of potential renovascular disease  
Differential diagnosis of the etiology and pattern of fibrosis  
Documentation of microvascular cardiac disease  
Evaluation of treatment  
Reduction of the clinical studies cost (smaller patients’ sample for drug validation is needed by CMR)