Coronary calcium as a reliable tool for differentiating ischemic from nonischemic cardiomyopathy

J. Shemesh, A. Tenenbaum, E. Z. Fisman, Y. Har-Zahav, S. Rath, S. Apter, Y. Itzchak, M. Motro

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Abstract

Thirty-two consecutive patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DC), 19 with ischemic and 13 with nonischemic DC, underwent coronary angiography and double helix computed tomography to detect coronary calcium. The presence of calcium can detect ischemic DC with an accuracy of 97% and furnish a reliable noninvasive sign for the differentiation between ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume77
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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