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Specific heart muscle disorders 

Specific heart muscle disorders
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Specific heart muscle disorders
Author(s):

William J. McKenna

and Perry Elliott

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160703_update_002

Update:

Expanded discussion of cardiac disease in amyloidosis, neuromuscular disorders, lysosomal diseases. New sections on glycogen storage diseases, mitochondrial diseases, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and hypereosinophilia and the heart.

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

Cardiovascular involvement is very common, but may be occult and often goes undetected. Any anatomical structure in the heart can be involved, hence patients may present with pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis, or coronary vasculitis. There is usually no correlation between the extent of systemic disease and cardiac involvement....

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