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- Nikša Drinković Jr., MD∗ ()
- ↵∗University Hospital Centre Zagreb, Clinic for Cardiovascular Diseases, Kišpatićeva 12, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
I read with interest the State-of-the-Art Paper by Thavendiranathan et al. (1).
I would like to ask the authors if they have noticed characteristic regional wall motion pattern in dilated cardiomyopathy-inferoposterior akinesia with preserved contractility in proximal third of the posterior wall, together with various degree of hypocontractility in the remaining left ventricle. It would be of interest to answer when this pattern occurs in the course of cardiomyopathy development and if it is preceded by inferior wall hypokinesis. What is the recovery potential if chemotherapy is stopped and cardioprotective medications instituted immediately after the recognition of these simple and quickly acquirable parameters?
- American College of Cardiology Foundation