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Myocardial Disease

Otto M. Hess, William McKenna and Heinz-Peter Schultheiss

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.018
Myocardial Disease

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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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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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