Published April 1993
by Springer-Verlag Telos .
Written in English
|Contributions||B. McManus (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||405|
Triggers of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. DCM may be the consequence of a wide variety of causes, including virus-mediated disease, immune dysregulation, toxic and metabolic, inherited, and tachycardia-induced conditions (Fig. 1) [2, 3]. We will briefly discuss all the possible triggers of DCM with a special focus on inflammatory- and Cited by: Etiology. The causes of cardiomyopathies are varied (Table 2). 1 Dilated cardiomyopathy in adults is most commonly caused by CAD (ischemic cardiomyopathy) and hypertension, although viral myocarditis, valvular disease, and genetic predisposition may also play a role. 1, 13, 14 In children, idiopathic myocarditis and neuromuscular diseases are the most common etiologies of dilated Cited by: Ventricular Remodeling in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathies. Pages Myocardial Oxygen Consumption in Patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Effects of Vasodilating and Inotropic Agents. Pages Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy Book Subtitle Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms, Clinical Consequences. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is traditionally referred to as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC), which includes genetic forms of DCM. The patients present with a wide range of symptoms like dyspnea, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, arrhythmias or complications associated with DCM.
The Diagnosis and Evaluation of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Alan G. Japp, PHD, aAnkur Gulati, MD, aStuart A. Cook, MD,,b c Martin R. Cowie, MD,,bSanjay K. Prasad, MD ABSTRACT Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is best understood as the ﬁnal common response of myocardium to diverse genetic and environmental by: Myocardial Oxygen Consumption in Patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Effects of Vasodilating and Inotropic Agents Ch. Holubarsch, G. Hasenfuss, H. Just. Cardiomyopathies are heterogeneous diseases of the myocardium associated with abnormal findings of chamber size, wall thickness, and/or functional contractility. In particular, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is mainly characterized by ventricular chamber enlargement with systolic dysfunction and normal left ventricular (LV) wall thickness. Although DCM is thought to be induced mainly by genetic Author: Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, Josep Lupón, AntoniBayes-Genis. Dilated cardiomyopathy is defined by the presence of left ventricular dilatation and contractile dysfunction. Genetic mutations involving genes that encode cytoskeletal, sarcomere, and nuclear envelope proteins, among others, account for up to 35% of cases. Acquired causes include myocarditis and exposure to alcohol, drugs and toxins, and metabolic and endocrine disturbances.
Abstract. Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is a chronic heart muscle disease characterised by ventricular dilatation and impaired systolic function. 1 The prevalence and incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy is increasing and now represents the commonest indication for cardiac transplantation worldwide. In recent years the increasing clinical and economic importance of dilated cardiomyopathy. Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is a chronic heart muscle disease characterised by ventricular dilatation and impaired systolic function.1 The prevalence and incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy. Idiopathic cardiomyopathy: 1. cardiomyopathy of unknown or obscure cause; Synonym(s): idiopathic cardiomyopathy 2. a disease that affects mainly the heart muscle, sparing other cardiac structures and usually resulting in fibrosis, hypertrophy, or both. But as the name suggests, the specific causes for idiopathic cardiomyopathy can be difficult to identify. Dilated cardiomyopathy is generally considered the primary cause of idiopathic cardiomyopathy and that can occur due to many reasons as well, none of which are definite causes. Dilated cardiomyopathy can occur due to a damaged myocardium.