Incremental value of late gadolinium enhancement for management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Greulich2012IncrementalVO,
  title={Incremental value of late gadolinium enhancement for management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Simon Greulich and Julia Schumm and Stefan Gr{\"u}n and Oliver Bruder and Udo P. Sechtem and Heiko Mahrholdt},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={110 8},
  pages={1207-12}
}
Cardiac magnetic resonance with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) is a well-established method for in vivo detection of myocardial scarring. Several recent studies have investigated the prognostic value of LGE in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC). We discuss the prevalence and patterns of scarring in HC and its pathophysiologic significance, with focus on ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The available evidence that myocardial scar demonstrated by LGE is a good… CONTINUE READING

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