The Overview on Congestive Heart Failure Imaging


  • Hossam A. El-Kenawy Radiology consultant, Al-Hammadi hospital, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Abdulrahman Kareem Ibrahim Altuwayhir General practitioner, Prince Salman Bin Mohammed Hospital, Aldilam, KSA.
  • Daniyah Abdul qader Fatani General practitioner, MCH hospital, Mecca, KSA.
  • Nujud Adel Barayan General practitioner, Al-Quwayiyah General hospital, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Mohammed Shari Alshahrani General Practitioner, King Abdullah Hospital, Bisha, KSA.
  • Aminah Abdulghany Sabbagh General practitioner, King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital, Jeddah , KSA.
  • Mahdi Abdulmohsen M Alnemer Intern, Jeddah University, KSA.
  • Zahraa Ahmad AlAhmad General practitioner, King Fahad hospital, Hufof, Alhassa, KSA.
  • Abdullah Abdulaziz Albakri King Saud Hospital, Unaizah, KSA.
  • Lama Kamal Kabrah Taif university, Taif, KSA.
  • Khalid Hassan Al Mughram King Khalid Universty, KSA.
  • Hussain Jassim Alhayek Radiologist, Qatif Central Hospital, Qatif, KSA.
  • Ahmed Mohammed Alkathim Intern, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University‎, Dammam, KSA.



heart, ischemia, CHF, imagining, MRI, COVID-19 infection


Background: Heart failure is a complex clinical syndrome that results from a functional or structural heart disorder. Acute heart failure is one of the main diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in clinical practice due to a non-specific clinical manifestation and the urgent need for timely and tailored management at the same time. During the first hours of admission the point-of-care focused on cardiac and lung ultrasound examination that are invaluable tool for rapid differential diagnosis of acute dyspnoea, which are highly feasible and relatively easy to learn.

Objective: The study aimed to investigate the role of several portable and stationary imaging modalities, which are being increasingly used for the evaluation of cardiac structure and function, haemodynamic and volume status, precipitating myocardial ischaemia or valvular abnormalities, and systemic and pulmonary congestion.

Methods: For article selection, the PubMed database and EBSCO Information Services were used. All articles relevant with our topic and other articles were used in our review. Other articles that were not related to this field were excluded. The data was extracted in a specific format that was reviewed by the group members.

Conclusion: Heart failure is a main cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Assessment of the case is essential to determine the etiology and the best treatment strategy. For the assessment of HF patients, a variety of imaging techniques are used, each with advantages and disadvantages. For its accessibility, affordability, and utility, echocardiography remains the preferred method. It offers the majority of the data necessary it has been improved with the addition of 3DE and strain for the management and follow-up of patients with HF. In particular cases like ischemic heart disease, other methods may be helpful. It should be noted that the right imaging choice can assist in the management of the patient with HF.




How to Cite

A. El-Kenawy H, Abdulrahman Kareem Ibrahim Altuwayhir, Daniyah Abdul qader Fatani, Nujud Adel Barayan, Mohammed Shari Alshahrani, Aminah Abdulghany Sabbagh, Mahdi Abdulmohsen M Alnemer, Zahraa Ahmad AlAhmad, Abdullah Abdulaziz Albakri, Lama Kamal Kabrah, Khalid Hassan Al Mughram, Hussain Jassim Alhayek, Ahmed Mohammed Alkathim. The Overview on Congestive Heart Failure Imaging. SMHJ [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 24 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];3(1):21-8. Available from:



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