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Novel predictors of left ventricular reverse remodeling in individuals with recent-onset dilated cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  23287372     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the performance of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), cardiac biomarkers, and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) results to predict left ventricular reverse remodeling (LVRR) in individuals with recent-onset dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
BACKGROUND: LVRR is a marker of a favorable prognosis in individuals with recent-onset DCM. We used the aforementioned novel methods of prognostication to predict this event.
METHODS: A total of 44 consecutive patients with recent-onset DCM underwent at baseline CMR, measurement of biomarkers and EMB together with conventional methods, including cardiopulmonary exercise testing and echocardiography. Measurement of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the cardiological examination were repeated at 3, 6, and 12 months. CMR was repeated at 12 months. LVRR was defined as an absolute increase in left ventricular ejection fraction from ≥10% to a final value of >35% accompanied by a decrease in left ventricular end-diastolic dimension ≥10% at 12 months of follow-up.
RESULTS: LVRR was observed in 20 individuals (45%) at 12 months. At baseline, a lower extent of late gadolinium enhancement (odds ratio [OR]: 0.67 [95% confidence interval (CI): 0.50 to 0.90]; p = 0.008) and a higher myocardial edema ratio (OR: 1.45 [95% CI: 1.04 to 2.02]; p = 0.027) measured by CMR were independent predictors of LVRR. At 3 months, the latest BNP plasma level (OR: 0.14 [95% CI: 0.02 to 0.94] per log BNP; p = 0.047) was the strongest predictor of LVRR.
CONCLUSIONS: Both CMR and serial BNP testing provide a better prediction of LVRR in recent-onset DCM than EMB results, other biomarkers, and the conventional methods of follow-up.
Milos Kubanek; Marek Sramko; Jana Maluskova; Dana Kautznerova; Jiri Weichet; Petr Lupinek; Jana Vrbska; Ivan Malek; Josef Kautzner
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Cardiology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  1558-3597     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301365     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  54-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. Electronic address:
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