Right ventricular function predicts transplant-free survival in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Vecchia2006RightVF,
  title={Right ventricular function predicts transplant-free survival in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Luigi La Vecchia and Leonardo Varotto and Luisa Zanolla and Gian Luca Spadaro and Alessandro Fontanelli},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={7 9},
  pages={
          706-10
        }
}
BACKGROUND Right ventricular function may be reduced in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). The prognostic implications of right ventricular dysfunction have not been investigated in this group of patients. METHODS In a series of 120 consecutive patients with IDC [defined as a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) < 55%, normal coronary arteries and no other causes for left ventricular dysfunction], right ventricular function was prospectively evaluated by means of… CONTINUE READING

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