Effects of myocardial fibrosis and ventricular dyssynchrony on response to therapy in new-presentation idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance and echocardiography

@inproceedings{Leong2011EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of myocardial fibrosis and ventricular dyssynchrony on response to therapy in new-presentation idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: insights from cardiovascular magnetic resonance and echocardiography},
  author={Darryl P. Leong and Adhiraj Chakrabarty and Nicholas Shipp and Payman Molaee and Per Lav Madsen and Lucas Joerg and Thomas Sullivan and Hugh W. Greville and Stephen G. Worthley and Carmine G. De Pasquale and Prashanthan Sanders and Joseph B. Selvanayagam},
  booktitle={European heart journal},
  year={2011}
}
AIMS To determine whether the extent of myocardial fibrosis by late-gadolinium enhancement cardiovascular magnetic resonance (LGE-CMR), and echocardiographic ventricular dyssynchrony are independently associated with response to medical therapy in patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Myocardial fibrosis and ventricular dyssynchrony are frequent findings in DCM. Previous studies focused on patients with established cardiomyopathy; however, the degree of… CONTINUE READING