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Increased extent of myocardial fibrosis in genotyped hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with ventricular tachyarrhythmias.
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PMID:  25458192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Occurrence of malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation (VT/VF) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) can be related to the extent of myocardial fibrosis. Although late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has been used to detect myocardial fibrosis, few data exist regarding relationships between CMR-determined myocardial fibrosis and VT/VF in genotyped HCM populations.
OBJECTIVE: We retrospectively investigated whether the extent of LGE can be increased in HCM patients with VT/VF compared to those without VT/VF in the genotyped HCM population.
METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 35 HCM patients harboring sarcomere gene mutations (TNNI3=22, MYBPC3=12, MYH7=1) who underwent both CMR imaging and 24-h ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring. VT/VF were identified in 6 patients (2 men, mean age 55.0 years). The extent of LGE was significantly increased in patients with VT/VF (n=6) compared with those without VT/VF (n=29) (18.6±14.4% vs. 8.3±11.4%, p=0.04), although the LGE extent was not an independent predictor for the occurrence of VT/VF. Applying a cut-off point ≥3.25%, episodes of VT/VF were identified with a sensitivity of 100%, specificity of 51.7%, positive predictive value of 30%, negative predictive value of 100%, and the area under the curve of 0.767 (95% confidence interval: 0.590-0.944).
CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that myocardial fibrosis determined by CMR imaging may be increased in genotyped HCM patients with episodes of VT/VF. A further prospective study will be needed to clarify the association between the LGE extent and arrhythmic events in HCM patients harboring sarcomere gene mutations.
Takashi Fujita; Tetsuo Konno; Junichiro Yokawa; Eiichi Masuta; Yoji Nagata; Noboru Fujino; Akira Funada; Akihiko Hodatsu; Masa-Aki Kawashiri; Masakazu Yamagishi; Kenshi Hayashi
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1876-4738     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804703     Medline TA:  J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Japanese College of Cardiology. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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