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Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging improves prediction of post-MI sudden cardiac death

Presented By
Dr Nikolaos Dagres, Heart Center Leipzig, Germany
Conference
EHRA 2022
Trial
PROFID
Doi
https://doi.org/10.55788/d4d68d85
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging may improve the prediction of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction (MI). The first results of the updated PROFID clinical prediction model suggested that core scar and grey zone quantification add predictive value to the model. In future, CMR imaging may be used in conjunction with to left ventricular ejection fracture (LVEF) to predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in post-infarction patients. The prevailing strategy to predict sudden cardiac death in post-infarction patients is based primarily on LVEF, explained Dr Nikolaos Dagres (Heart Center Leipzig, Germany) [1]. A major shortcoming of this approach is the lack of discriminative ability. A significant number of patients with an LVEF ≤35% may be overtreated, whereas patients who have an LVEF >35% may be undertreated [2]. PROFID aims to improve the predictive performance for sudden cardiac death, facilit...


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