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To the Editor The study by Dr Shah and colleagues1 reported that among patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), limited scar
burden was present in 18% of the patients with regional wall thinning detected by cardiovascular
magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, which challenges common assumptions. We believe some other
considerations should be taken into account.
Dai N, Xu D, Xu Y. Myocardial Thinning in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease. JAMA. 2013;310(2):207. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7921