Although a number of clinical and demographic factors have been associated with the performance of angiography in cardiac patients, clinical studies of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) have often excluded patients who have not undergone coronary angiography to rule out coronary artery disease (CAD).
To examine the impact of this diagnostic criterion on population-based studies of idiopathic DCM, we examined characteristics of probable cases of DCM who did or did not have a recorded history of angiography.
The cases (n=129) were ascertained from five medical centers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area over the period I July 1990 through 29 February 1992.
All of these cases had evidence of ventricular dilation and hypokinesis, with a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiomyopathie, Homme, Epidémiologie, Angiographie, Artère coronaire, Race, Washington, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Myocarde pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiomyopathy, Human, Epidemiology, Angiography, Coronary artery, Race, Washington, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Myocardial disease, Radiodiagnosis
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