Marta Cobo-Marcos

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BACKGROUND Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most frequent indication for orthotopic heart transplantation. It has been suggested that mutations in genes encoding desmosomal proteins, more typically associated with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, are a cause of DCM. OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency of desmosomal protein(More)
Discoveries made during the last 20 years have revealed a genetic origin in many cases of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Currently, over 40 genes have been associated with the disease. Mutations in DCM-causing genes induce the condition through a variety of different pathological pathways with complex and not completely understood mechanisms. Genes that(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the natural history of contemporary alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM), to compare it with that of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM), and to identify risk factors for poor outcome. BACKGROUND ACM is a common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), but little is known about its natural history or the effect of(More)
AIMS Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome with multiple underlying causes. Wild-type transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is an underdiagnosed cause of HFpEF that might benefit from new specific treatments. ATTRwt can be diagnosed non-invasively by (99m)Tc-3,3-diphosphono-1,2-propanodicarboxylic(More)
Cardiac amyloidosis is a disease of complex diagnosis and treatment. Some subtypes of cardiac amyloidosis are inherited. Among these, the most common variant is caused by mutations in the transthyretin gene. Correct identification of amyloidosis produced by a genetic defect is of great importance because it modifies the diagnostic and therapeutic approach(More)
Aims Wild-type transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTRwt) is mostly considered a disease predominantly of elderly male, characterized by concentric LV hypertrophy, preserved LVEF, and low QRS voltages. We sought to describe the characteristics of a large cohort of ATTRwt patients to better define the disease. Methods and results Clinical findings of consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive alcohol consumption is a well-known aetiology of atrial arrhythmias but there is little information concerning the prevalence or incidence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in alcoholic cardiomyopathy (ACM). This study sought to investigate incidence and predictive factors of ventricular arrhythmias in ACM. METHODS Retrospective(More)
Alcohol is the most frequently consumed toxic substance in the world. Low to moderate daily intake of alcohol has been shown to have beneficial effects on the cardiovascular system. In contrast, exposure to high levels of alcohol for a long period could lead to progressive cardiac dysfunction and heart failure. Cardiac dysfunction associated with chronic(More)
This study sought to determine the usefulness of genetic testing to predict evolution in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and to assess the role of genetic testing in clinical practice. Genetic results of 100 HCM patients tested for mutations in ≥10 HCM-causing genes were evaluated. Patients were classified as with poor (group A) or favourable (group B)(More)