415 Correlation between tissue abnormalities and myocardial deformation indices in arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy: a pilot study
European Heart Journal, Supplement
Aims To evaluate the correlation between cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) tissue abnormalities and impairment of myocardial deformation indices in patients with definite diagnosis of arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (AC). Methods and results 41 AC Patients with available CMR study were enrolled. Myocardial deformation indices (i.e. global longitudinal strain -GLS-; global circumferential strain -GCS-; global radial strain -GRS-) for both ventricles were calculated using feature tracking analysis.
... uantification of tissue abnormalities (i.e. late gadolinium enhancement -LGE- extension expressed as percentage of total ventricular mass) was performed. Spearman's rho correlation was evaluated. Mean age was 44 ± 13 years and 26 (63%) patients were male. Mean left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) was 54 ± 10% and mean right ventricular (RV) EF was 49 ± 12%. Median LV LGE extension was 8.9% (1.05–21) and median RV LGE extension was 0 (0–6.92). All myocardial deformation indices were moderately associated with LGE extension (for LV 3D GLS Spearman's Rho 0.423, P 0.016; 2D GCS Spearman's Rho 0.388, P 0.028; 3D GCS 0.362, P 0.042; 2D GRS Spearman's Rho −0.417, P 0.018; 3D GRS −0.396, P 0.025; for RV 2D GLS Spearman's Rho 0.385, P 0.030; RV GCS Spearman's Rho 0.450, P 0.010; RV GRS Spearman's Rho −0.459, P 0.008). Conclusions All myocardial deformation indices showed a moderate association with LGE extension in a cohort of patients with definite AC. Further studies are needed to validate this observation and understand its implications.