Myocardial scar as arrhythmia risk in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Current Opinion in Cardiology, 11/15/2010

The presence of scar measured by contrast–enhanced MRI has been shown to predict poor prognosis in several models of cardiomyopathy, including ischemic and nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. MRI is a potential technique to help identify hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac death.

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