High Signal Intensity on T2-Weighted Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Life-Threatening Arrhythmic Events in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients.

@article{Hen2018HighSI,
  title={High Signal Intensity on T2-Weighted Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predicts Life-Threatening Arrhythmic Events in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients.},
  author={Yasuki Hen and Ayako Takara and Nobuo Iguchi and Yuko Utanohara and Kunihiko Teraoka and Kaori Takada and Haruhiko Machida and Itaru Takamisawa and Morimasa Takayama and Tsutomu Yoshikawa},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2018},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={
          1062-1069
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of high signal intensity on T2-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (T2 high signal) in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients in a single-center cohort was investigated.Methods and Results:A total of 237 HCM patients (median age, 62 years; 143 male) underwent T2-weighted, cine and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging, and were followed (median duration, 3.4 years) for life-threatening arrhythmic events. The clinical and magnetic resonance… CONTINUE READING
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