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Specific heart muscle disorders 

Specific heart muscle disorders
Specific heart muscle disorders

William J. McKenna

and Perry Elliott



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.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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