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The cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, and right ventricular 

The cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, and right ventricular
Chapter:
The cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, and right ventricular
Author(s):

William J. McKenna

and Perry Elliott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160702_update_002

Update:

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – expanded coverage of inborn error of metabolism and congenital causes, and prediction of sudden cardiac death. Dilated cardiomyopathy – enhanced discussion of genetic causes, and indications for endomyocardial biopsy. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy – new revised task force criteria for diagnosis. New sections on evaluation, genetic testing and follow-up of asymptomatic patients; and on athletes, sport and cardiomyopathy.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 17 November 2017

The term cardiomyopathy is used to describe heart muscle disease unexplained by abnormal loading conditions (hypertension, valve disease, etc.), congenital cardiac abnormalities, and ischaemic heart disease. The current classification is based on the predominant phenotype, i.e. hypertrophic, dilated, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, restrictive and unclassifiable (including left ventricular noncompaction), and—where possible—incorporating inheritance and genotype. Cardiomyopathies associated with systemic diseases are described in ...

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