Frequency of echocardiographic improvement in left ventricular cavity size and contractility in idiopathic-dilated cardiomyopathy

Vicki Mann-Rouillard, Michael C. Fishbein, Tasneem Z. Naqvi, T. Anthony Donmichael, Robert J. Siegel

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Abstract

In this study, we used 2-dimensional echocardiography to serially evaluate 32 patients with recent onset dilated cardiomyopathy. We found that in 12 patients (37%) there was resolution of left ventricular dilation as well as concomitant normalization of left ventricular contractility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-133
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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