0473: Non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathies complicated with ventricular arrhythmias: evaluation of the diagnostic strategy

Research paper by Prune Gaillard, Frederic Sacher

Indexed on: 18 Mar '16Published on: 11 Feb '16Published in: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements


Non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathies (NICM) constitute a wide group of cardiac diseases, which don’t have an identical evolution and outcome. The diagnosis of NICM is usually based on the results of a trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and a coronary angiography (CA). Knowledge of their specific etiology may allow physicians to ensure better care for patients, in particular for those suffering from ventricular arrythmias. However, a specific diagnosis is not often searched for. The objective of this study is to assess the paraclinical evaluation carried out for patients suffering from NICM in a tertiary care center.