Risk assessment of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy by strain echocardiography.

@article{Haugaa2012RiskAO,
  title={Risk assessment of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy by strain echocardiography.},
  author={Kristina Hermann Haugaa and Bj{\"o}rn Goebel and Thomas Dahlslett and Kathleen Meyer and Christian Jung and Alexander L Lauten and Hans R. Figulla and Tudor Poerner and Thor Edvardsen},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={667-73}
}
BACKGROUND Indications for prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator implantation in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) are based on left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF), although LVEF has limited ability to predict arrhythmias. It has recently been shown that strain echocardiography can predict ventricular arrhythmias in patients after myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether strain echocardiography may help in the risk… CONTINUE READING