Infarct tissue heterogeneity assessed with contrast-enhanced MRI predicts spontaneous ventricular arrhythmia in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

@article{Roes2009InfarctTH,
  title={Infarct tissue heterogeneity assessed with contrast-enhanced MRI predicts spontaneous ventricular arrhythmia in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.},
  author={Stijntje D. Roes and Carel Jan Willem Borleffs and Rob J Van der Geest and Jos J. M. Westenberg and Nina Ajmone Marsan and Theodorus Kaandorp and Johan H. C. Reiber and Katja Zeppenfeld and Hildo J. Lamb and A. P. W. de Roos and Martin Jan Schalij and Jeroen J. Bax},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={183-90}
}
BACKGROUND The relation between infarct tissue heterogeneity on contrast-enhanced MRI and the occurrence of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmia (or sudden cardiac death) is unknown. Therefore, the study purpose was to evaluate the predictive value of infarct tissue heterogeneity assessed with contrast-enhanced MRI on the occurrence of spontaneous ventricular arrhythmia with subsequent implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy (as surrogate of sudden cardiac death) in patients with… CONTINUE READING