Cardiomyopathies and myocarditis

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Cardiomyopathies are diseases of the heart muscle associated with cardiac dysfunction. The World Health Organization/International Society and Federation of Cardiology task force on the definition and classification of cardiomyopathies has defined five subtypes of cardiomyopathy (1): dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, and unclassified cardiomyopathies. The term specific cardiomyopathy is used in reference to cardiomypathies associated with specific, usually systemic, disorders. Table 1 lists echocardiographic characteristics of the major types of cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssential Cardiology: Principles and Practice: Second Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)158829370X, 9781588293701
StatePublished - 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Kasper, E. K. (2006). Cardiomyopathies and myocarditis. In Essential Cardiology: Principles and Practice: Second Edition (pp. 641-651). Humana Press.