Myocardial viability: recent developments in detection and clinical significance.

@article{Mazur2001MyocardialVR,
  title={Myocardial viability: recent developments in detection and clinical significance.},
  author={Wojciech Mazur and Sherif F. Nagueh},
  journal={Current opinion in cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={
          277-81
        }
}
The long-term prognosis of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy is highly variable, depending on the extent of myocardial viability and the success and completeness of the revascularization techniques used. Other important factors include left ventricular function, extent of coronary artery disease (CAD), and patient age. Chronic left ventricular dysfunction in ischemic cardiomyopathy is the result of a mixture of scarred as well as hibernating myocardium. In fact, most patients have both… CONTINUE READING