Magnetic resonance assessment of the substrate for inducible ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

@article{Nazarian2005MagneticRA,
  title={Magnetic resonance assessment of the substrate for inducible ventricular tachycardia in nonischemic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Saman Nazarian and David A. Bluemke and Albert C. Lardo and Menekhem M. Zviman and Stanley P. Watkins and Timm L Dickfeld and Glenn R. Meininger and Ariel Roguin and Hugh Calkins and Gordon F. Tomaselli and Robert G. Weiss and Ronald D. Berger and Jo{\~a}o A. C. Lima and Henry R. Halperin},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2005},
  volume={112 18},
  pages={2821-5}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with left ventricular dysfunction have an elevated risk of sudden cardiac death. However, the substrate for ventricular arrhythmia in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy remains poorly understood. We hypothesized that the distribution of scar identified by MRI is predictive of inducible ventricular tachycardia. METHODS AND RESULTS Short-axis cine steady-state free-precession and postcontrast inversion-recovery gradient-echo MRI sequences were obtained before… CONTINUE READING
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