Potential of delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging for quantification of reverse remodeling of the peri-infarct zone in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy treated with chronic vasodilator therapy: initial experience.

@article{Muzzarelli2012PotentialOD,
  title={Potential of delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging for quantification of reverse remodeling of the peri-infarct zone in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy treated with chronic vasodilator therapy: initial experience.},
  author={Stefano Muzzarelli and Karen Gomes Ordovas and Giuseppe Cannavale and David M. Naeger and Andrew D. Michaels and Charles Higgins},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={121-4}
}
PURPOSE The peri-infarct zone represents the morphologic substrate for reentry ventricular tachycardia after myocardial infarction, and its extent is a strong predictor of major cardiac events. Although delayed gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DGE-MRI) was shown to allow for detailed characterization of myocardial infarction by quantifying… CONTINUE READING