Outcome in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Related to the Extent, Location, and Pattern of Late Gadolinium Enhancement
Brian P. Halliday, A. John Baksi, Ankur Gulati, Aamir Ali, Simon Newsome, Cemil Izgi, Monika Arzanauskaite, Amrit Lota, Upasana Tayal, Vassilios S. Vassiliou, John Gregson, Francisco Alpendurada, Michael P. Frenneaux, Stuart A. Cook, John G.F. Cleland, Dudley J. Pennell and Sanjay K. Prasad
Our study of dilated cardiomyopathy patients shows a nonlinear relationship between late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) extent and all-cause mortality and sudden cardiac death (SCD) events with a large increase in risk with small degrees of LGE. We show the superiority of models based on the location of LGE for the prediction of these end-points. DCM = dilated cardiomyopathy; other abbreviations as in Figure 3.