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Title: Characterisation of cardiomyopathy by cardiac and aortic magnetic resonance in patients new to hemodialysis.
Authors: Odudu, A.
Eldehni, M. T.
McCann, Gerry P.
Horsfield, Mark A.
Breidthardt, T.
McIntyre, C. W.
First Published: 17-Dec-2015
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany) for European Society of Radiology (ESR)
Citation: European Radiology, 2016, 26 (8), pp. 2749-2761
Abstract: OBJECTIVES: Cardiomyopathy is a key factor in accelerated cardiovascular mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients. We aimed to phenotype cardiac and vascular dysfunction by tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients recently commencing HD. METHODS: Fifty-four HD patients and 29 age and sex-matched controls without kidney disease were studied. Left ventricular (LV) mass, volumes, ejection fraction (EF), concentric remodelling, peak-systolic circumferential strain (PSS), peak diastolic strain rate (PDSR), LV dyssynchrony, aortic distensibility and aortic pulse wave velocity were determined. RESULTS: Global systolic function was reduced (EF 51 ± 10%, HD versus 59 ± 5%, controls, p < 0.001; PSS 15.9 ± 3.7% versus 19.5 ± 3.3%, p < 0.001). Diastolic function was decreased (PDSR 1.07 ± 0.33s(-1) versus 1.31 ± 0.38s(-1), p = 0.003). LV mass index was increased (63[54,79]g/m(2) versus 46[42,53]g/m(2), p < 0.001). Anteroseptal reductions in PSS were apparent. These abnormalities remained prevalent in the subset of HD patients with preserved EF >50% (n = 35) and the subset of HD patients without diabetes (n = 40). LV dyssynchrony was inversely correlated to diastolic function, EF and aortic distensibility. Diastolic function was inversely correlated to LV dyssynchrony, concentric remodelling, age and aortic pulse wave velocity. CONCLUSION: Patients new to HD have multiple cardiac and aortic abnormalities as characterised by tagged CMR. Cardio-protective interventions are required from initiation of therapy. KEY POINTS: • First characterisation of cardiomyopathy by tagged CMR in haemodialysis patients. • Diastolic function was correlated to LV dyssynchrony, concentric remodelling and aortic PWV. • Reductions in strain localised to the septal and anterior wall. • Bioimpedance measures were unrelated to LV strain, suggesting volume-independent pathogenetic mechanisms. • Multiple abnormalities persisted in the HD patient subset with preserved EF or without diabetes.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00330-015-4096-2
ISSN: 0938-7994
eISSN: 1432-1084
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © The Author(s) 2015 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (, which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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