Chapter

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Horng H. Chen and Sanjay Dandamudi

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1861

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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Dilated cardiomyopathy is a myocardial disease characterized by dilation and impaired contraction of one or both ventricles. It is an important topic to review for cardiovascular examinations, and special attention should be paid to the general features, etiologies and evaluation of this disease process, all of which are covered in this chapter.

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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