Long term prognostic importance of late gadolinium enhancement in first-presentation non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy

Presence of myocardial fibrosis in well-established non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NIDCM) is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. However, the impact of myocardial fibrosis at first presentation in NIDCM, and its long-term association with left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, heart failure (HF) and ventricular arrhythmia (VA) remains unclear. We investigated whether the presence of myocardial fibrosis quantified by late gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR) at presentation, is independently associated with long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with first presentation NIDCM.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion: In this study, the significant difference between the electrocardiographic data of deceased and surviving dilated cardiomyopathy patients suggests that electrocardiographic data should be evaluated in detail in order to determine the low and high risk of mortality in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.What is Known:•Previous studies on the relationship between limited electrocardiography data of adult patients diagnosed with DCM and mortality have been determinedWhat is New:•ECG data has not been investigated in such detail in child DCM patients,as in our study.
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewNon-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) occurs in 1 in 2500 individuals in the general population and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Studies involving large numbers of unselected DCM patients have led to consensus guidelines recommending implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation for protection against sudden cardiac death (SCD) in those with LVEF ≤35%. The purpose of this article is to review the literature for other potential markers including serological, electrocardiographic, echocardiographic, cardiac magnetic resonance, ambulatory ECG and genetic...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The clinical course of patients with ICM and DCM treated with CRT-D differs significantly during long-term follow-up, with increased mortality and incidence of ICD therapies in ICM patients. PMID: 31360179 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
Authors: Schlitt A, Guha M, Noutsias M, Klein HH, Klein HU Abstract Assessment of a permanent risk of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia in patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
We report a case demonstrating a rapid and potent antiarrhythmic effect of biventricular pacing. A 67-year-old male patient with dilated cardiomyopathy was admitted for heart failure. The initial surface electrocardiogram revealed a left bundle branch block with a QRS complex duration of 200 ms. Echocardiographic examination revealed a left ventricular ejection fraction of 16%, a left ventricular end-diastolic dimension of 91 mm, and marked interventricular dyssynchrony. Continuous rhythm monitoring revealed frequently-recurring non-sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT). Polymorphic VT, which persisted for 27 ...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
Conclusions: The findings suggest that biologically plausible genetic factors may alter susceptibility to PM10-associated QT prolongation in populations protected by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Independent replication and functional characterization are necessary to validate our findings. https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP347 Received: 11 April 2016 Revised: 07 September 2016 Accepted: 19 September 2016 Published: 08 June 2017 Address correspondence to R. Gondalia, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, 137 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions Across a wide spectrum of patients with DCM, LGE is strongly and independently associated with ventricular arrhythmia or SCD. LGE could be a powerful tool to improve risk stratification for SCD in patients with DCM. These results raise 2 major questions to be addressed in future studies: whether patients with LGE could benefit from primary prevention ICDs irrespective of their left ventricular ejection fractions, while patients without LGE might not need preventive ICDs despite having severe left ventricular dysfunction. Graphical abstract
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Kim HJ, Cho S, Kim WH Abstract Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is a new treatment for refractory heart failure. However, most patients with heart failure treated with CRT are adults, middle-aged or older with idiopathic or ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. We treated a 12-year-old boy, who was transferred after cardiac arrest, with dilated cardiomyopathy, left bundle-branch block, and ventricular tachycardia. We performed cardiac resynchronization therapy with a defibrillator (CRT-D). After CRT-D, left ventricular ejection fraction improved from 22% to 44% assessed by echocardiogram 1 year postopera...
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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