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Prospective evaluation of relatives for familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia reveals a need to broaden diagnostic criteria.
OBJECTIVES We sought to ascertain the prevalence and mode of expression of familial disease in a consecutive series of patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasiaExpand
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Epigenetic modulation at birth – altered DNA‐methylation in white blood cells after Caesarean section
Aim:  Delivery by C‐section (CS) has been associated with increased risk for allergy, diabetes and leukaemia. Whereas the underlying cause is unknown, epigenetic change of the genome has beenExpand
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The impact of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator therapy on survival in autosomal-dominant arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVD5).
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine the impact of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) therapy in patients with familial arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). BACKGROUNDExpand
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Clinical Expression of Plakophilin-2 Mutations in Familial Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Background— Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is an inherited cardiac disorder characterized by loss of cardiomyocytes and their replacement by adipose and fibrous tissue. It isExpand
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Novel Mutation in Desmoplakin Causes Arrhythmogenic Left Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Background—Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) is a familial heart muscle disease characterized by structural, electrical, and pathological abnormalities of the right ventricleExpand
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Increased catecholamines and heart rate in children with low birth weight: perinatal contributions to sympathoadrenal overactivity
Background.  Low birth weight is associated with cardiovascular disease. The underlying mechanisms are unknown. We hypothesized that perinatal stress alters autonomic regulation of the cardiovascularExpand
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Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Perspectives on disease
Arrhythmogene Rechtskammerkardiomyopathie (ARVC) ist eine Erkrankung des Herzmuskels unbekannter Genese. Sie kann sowohl Herzrhythmusstörungen und Herzinsuffizienz als auch zum plötzlichen HerztodExpand
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Increased large arterial stiffness and impaired acetylcholine induced skin vasodilatation in women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus
Objective Gestational diabetes is associated with increased risk of developing noninsulin‐dependent diabetes (NIDDM) later in life. By the time that a diagnosis of NIDDM is established, functionalExpand
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Discordant twin growth in utero and differences in blood pressure and endothelial function at 8 years of age
Objective.  Low birth weight is associated with increased prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate genetic and intrauterine environmentalExpand
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Perinatal water intoxication due to excessive oral intake during labour
The increased body water in pregnant women and the birth‐related activation of water‐sparing systems contribute to a high risk of perinatal water intoxication if the mother drinks too much waterExpand
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