Myocardial scar as arrhythmia risk in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Current Opinion in Cardiology, 11/15/2010
Amado LC et al. – 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.