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Myocardial Disease 

Myocardial Disease
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Myocardial Disease
Author(s):

Otto M. Hess

, William McKenna

, and Heinz-Peter Schultheiss

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.018
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date: 22 August 2019

Diseases of the myocardium are common and extend from primary forms (cardiomyopathies) to the secondary forms such as hypertensive heart disease, alcoholic cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and more rare forms of secondary myocardial disease such as muscular dystrophy cardiomyopathy or peripartum cardiomyopathy. The primary forms are typically genetically transmitted, whereas secondary myocardial diseases are mostly acquired. Secondary forms may also have a genetic background, which favours the development of secondary myocardial disease. A special form of myocardial disease represents inflammatory diseases of the myocardium such as myocarditis or viral cardiomyopathy....

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