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Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy. Patterns of Ventricular Involvement Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance.
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PMID:  22030343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Biventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and left dominant arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy forms had recently been included in the spectrum of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. The aim of the study was to describe, using cardiovascular magnetic resonance, the patterns of ventricular involvement as well as late gadolinium enhancement in these conditions. METHODS: Medical databases and records from the cardiology units of 3 hospitals were reviewed to obtain data from patients with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. RESULTS: Twenty-six consecutive patients were included (40 [16] years, 16 males). Right ventricle involvement was present in 19 patients (73%). Among them, 13 patients (50%) had volumes over the upper limit of normality, 11 (42%) patients had late gadolinium enhancement in right ventricle and 6 patients (23%) had just mild involvement with wall motion abnormalities or microaneurysms. Left ventricle involvement was present in 24 patients (92%), all of them with late gadolinium enhancement. In 15 patients (57%) left ventricular systolic dysfunction was observed, and dilatation in 3 patients (11%). Late gadolinium enhancement was more frequent in the inferior, lateral, and inferolateral walls (65%, 57%, and 61% of patients, respectively) while septum was seldom affected (26% of cases). The pattern of late gadolinium enhancement was mainly subepicardial (46% of patients) or transmural (19%), and was intramyocardial in only 12% of the cases. CONCLUSIONS: In this sample, left ventricle involvement is very common. The most frequent finding was left ventricular late gadolinium enhancement, while the least frequent was dilatation. The pattern of late gadolinium enhancement was more frequently subepicardial and located in the inferior and inferolateral walls. Full English text available
Begoña Igual; Esther Zorio; Alicia Maceira; Jordi Estornell; María P Lopez-Lereu; Jose V Monmeneu; Anastasio Quesada; Josep Navarro; Fernando Mas; Antonio Salvador
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista espanola de cardiologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1579-2242     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404277     Medline TA:  Rev Esp Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; SPA     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.
Unidad de Imagen Cardiaca, ERESA, Unidad de Muerte Súbita Familiar, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, España; Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitari i Politècnic La Fe, Valencia, España.
Vernacular Title:
Resonancia magnética cardiaca en miocardiopatía arritmogénica. Tipos de afección y patrones de realce tardío de gadolinio.
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