Clin Cardiol 2018 Jan 23;41(1):96-103. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
Departments of Cardiology, State Key Laboratory of Cardiovascular Disease, Fuwai Hospital, National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.
: Thyroid dysfunction and myocardial fibrosis are both associated with cardiovascular events in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).Hypothesis
: The combination of thyroid hormone (TH) and myocardial fibrosis (detected by late gadolinium enhancement [LGE]) is an independent and incremental predictor of adverse events in DCM.Methods
: We consecutively enrolled 220 idiopathic DCM patients with thyroid function and LGE assessment at Fuwai Hospital (China) from January 2010 to October 2011 and followed up through December 2015. Read More