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Angiography and the aetiology of heart failure.
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PMID:  7567755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy should not be made without first performing a coronary angiogram. If the cause of heart failure is unknown this should be stated rather than attributing the cause to dilated cardiomyopathy. Severe ventricular dysfunction may improve dramatically after revascularisation in some cases of coronary disease. Preservation of R waves on the surface electrocardiogram suggests the presence of hibernating myocardium but thallium scintigraphy or positron emission tomography scanning should be employed to investigate this further.
C I Brookes; P Hart; B E Keogh; J G Cleland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-06     Completed Date:  1995-11-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / radiography
Coronary Angiography*
Heart Failure / etiology*
Middle Aged
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology

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