DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY: A MODERN VIEW OF DISEASEJournal: I.P. Pavlov Russian Medical Biological Herald (Vol.14, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2013-01-29
Dilated cardiomyopathy - the primary lesion of the myocardium due to various reasons, characterized by a pronounced expansion of the heart chambers and decreased systolic and diastolic functions. Among the etiological causes in the first place should include a genetic predisposition. Diagnosis of the disease involves the identification of specific changes in echocardiography and the exclusion of other causes of heart failure. Therapy is symptomatic. Questions such as prediction of disease, improved survival, pathogenetic therapy, still await solution.
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