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Arrhythmogenic autoantibodies against calcium channel lead to sudden death in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  21044990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIMS: Calcium channel plays an important role in the autoimmune pathogenesis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Autoantibodies have emerged as a new upstream target of sudden death in DCM. We sought to validate the hypothesis that autoantibodies against l-type calcium channel (CC-AAbs) are arrhythmogenic and lead to sudden death in patients with DCM.
METHODS AND RESULTS: We investigated sudden death and ventricular arrhythmias in 80 patients with DCM in a prospective, case follow-up survey. During a follow-up of 32 (SD 8) months, CC-AAbs-positive patients not only had a higher incidence of ventricular tachycardia (VT) but also a higher incidence of sudden death than CC-AAbs-negative patients (for VT: 59.0 vs. 24.4%, P = 0.002 and for sudden death: 20.5 vs. 4.9%, P = 0.045). Further univariate and multivariate analyses showed that the occurrence of CC-AAbs was the strongest independent predictor for sudden death (odds ratio: 10.20, 95% confidence interval: 2.43-36.78, P = 0.0027). Experimental studies in ex vivo systems using affinity-purified CC-AAbs from patients demonstrated that CC-AAbs were able to induce VT by prolongation of action potential duration (APD) and triggered activity by early afterdepolarization (EAD).
CONCLUSION: Our results demonstrate for the first time to our knowledge that there is a high incidence of sudden death and VT in CC-AAbs-positive patients with DCM. Furthermore, experimental data from ex vivo systems suggest that CC-AAbs might induce VT by prolongation of APD and triggered activity by EAD.
Hua Xiao; Min Wang; Yimei Du; Jing Yuan; Xiang Cheng; Zhijian Chen; Anruo Zou; Fen Wei; Guanghong Zhao; Yu-Hua Liao
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of heart failure : journal of the Working Group on Heart Failure of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1879-0844     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Heart Fail.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
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Created Date:  2011-02-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887595     Medline TA:  Eur J Heart Fail     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Institute of Cardiology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430022, China.
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