Subclinical Myocardial Dysfunction in Patients with Reverse-Remodeled Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 05/11/2012

The circumferential and longitudinal myocardial function of patients with reverse–remodeled dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is lower compared with that of normal controls with preserved ejection fractions (EFs). Furthermore, the increase in afterload was associated with the decrease in circumferential and longitudinal myocardial systolic function. These findings suggest that in treated patients with DCM with reverse remodeling, left ventricular mechanics may not be normal, even when EFs are normal.

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