Research links heart wall scarring to higher risk of cardiac death

03/5/2013 | HealthDay News

U.K. researchers examined 472 individuals with dilated cardiomyopathy using advanced MRI and found that those with scarring or fibrosis in the middle section of the heart muscle wall faced a more than fivefold greater risk of sudden cardiac death than those without such scarring. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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