Risk factors and the effects of xamoterol in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

A long-term follow-up study was performed for 110 patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) for 34 +/- 12 months (range 3-122 months). Thirteen patients died of heart failure, 15 of sudden death and one of non-cardiac death. The 3- and 5-year survival rates were 78 and 62%, respectively. The important factors in predicting the 3-year survival… CONTINUE READING