Global remodeling of the ventricular interstitium in idiopathic myocardial fibrosis and sudden cardiac death.


OBJECTIVE Characterization of a distinct, and as yet unexplained phenotype of sudden cardiac death (SCD). BACKGROUND In a subgroup of patients with SCD, postmortem findings are limited to isolated idiopathic myocardial fibrosis (IMF). The absence of confounding factors may facilitate evaluation of the relationship between myocardial fibrosis and… (More)