Background: Growing evidence suggests that late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) at cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is an additive marker of disease severity, and possibly of arrhythmic risk, in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We investigated the possible relationship between LGE and markers of myocardial repolarization dispersion in HCM. Methods and Results: Eighty-five HCM outpatients underwent CMR and short-period electrocardiogram analysis to calculate the temporal myocardial repolarization dispersion through the QT variance normalized for QT mean (QTVN) and the QT variability index (QTVI). The QT dispersion in the spatial domain was also obtained. Patients with LGE (62%) had higher left atrial volume, maximum wall thickness, and left ventricular mass (P<0.0001), as well as a greater prevalence of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (P<0.0001) and hypotensive blood pressure response (P=0.044). Both QTVN and QTVI were higher in the group with LGE (P<0.0001). At multivariate analysis, using QTVI as the dependent variable, %LGE (P<0.0001), age (P<0.0001), left ventricular outflow obstruction (P=0.038), and sudden cardiac death risk factor burden (P=0.020) reached statistical significance. Otherwise, only %LGE (P=0.005) and left ventricular mass index (P=0.015) remained associated with QTVN. Conclusions: Temporal myocardial repolarization dispersion correlates with LGE extent. Whether these variables could be useful in HCM clinical management warrants confirmation by larger prospective studies.

Magri, D., De Cecco, C., Piccirillo, G., Mastromarino, V., Serdoz, A., Muscogiuri, G., et al. (2014). Myocardial Repolarization Dispersion and Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. CIRCULATION JOURNAL, 78(5), 1216-1223 [10.1253/circj.cj-13-1423].

Myocardial Repolarization Dispersion and Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Muscogiuri G.;
2014

Abstract

Background: Growing evidence suggests that late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) at cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is an additive marker of disease severity, and possibly of arrhythmic risk, in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We investigated the possible relationship between LGE and markers of myocardial repolarization dispersion in HCM. Methods and Results: Eighty-five HCM outpatients underwent CMR and short-period electrocardiogram analysis to calculate the temporal myocardial repolarization dispersion through the QT variance normalized for QT mean (QTVN) and the QT variability index (QTVI). The QT dispersion in the spatial domain was also obtained. Patients with LGE (62%) had higher left atrial volume, maximum wall thickness, and left ventricular mass (P<0.0001), as well as a greater prevalence of non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (P<0.0001) and hypotensive blood pressure response (P=0.044). Both QTVN and QTVI were higher in the group with LGE (P<0.0001). At multivariate analysis, using QTVI as the dependent variable, %LGE (P<0.0001), age (P<0.0001), left ventricular outflow obstruction (P=0.038), and sudden cardiac death risk factor burden (P=0.020) reached statistical significance. Otherwise, only %LGE (P=0.005) and left ventricular mass index (P=0.015) remained associated with QTVN. Conclusions: Temporal myocardial repolarization dispersion correlates with LGE extent. Whether these variables could be useful in HCM clinical management warrants confirmation by larger prospective studies.
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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; QT variability; Ventricular arrhythmia;
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Magri, D., De Cecco, C., Piccirillo, G., Mastromarino, V., Serdoz, A., Muscogiuri, G., et al. (2014). Myocardial Repolarization Dispersion and Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. CIRCULATION JOURNAL, 78(5), 1216-1223 [10.1253/circj.cj-13-1423].
Magri, D; De Cecco, C; Piccirillo, G; Mastromarino, V; Serdoz, A; Muscogiuri, G; Ricotta, A; Gregori, M; Marino, L; Cauti, F; Pagannone, E; Musumeci, M; Maruotti, A; Autore, C
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