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Classification of the cardiomyopathies: a position statement from the European Society Of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.
In biology, classification systems are used to promote understanding and systematic discussion through the use of logical groups and hierarchies. In clinical medicine, similar principles are used toExpand
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New CT index to quantify arterial obstruction in pulmonary embolism: comparison with angiographic index and echocardiography.
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to define and evaluate a specific index to quantify arterial obstruction with helical CT in acute pulmonary embolism. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-four patientsExpand
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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Distribution of Disease Genes, Spectrum of Mutations, and Implications for a Molecular Diagnosis Strategy
Background—Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an autosomal-dominant disorder in which 10 genes and numerous mutations have been reported. The aim of the present study was to perform a systematicExpand
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A genome-wide association study identifies two loci associated with heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy.
AIMS Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a major cause of heart failure with a high familial recurrence risk. So far, the genetics of DCM remains largely unresolved. We conducted the first genome-wideExpand
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Triage strategy for urgent management of cardiac tamponade: a position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases.
Prompt recognition of cardiac tamponade is critical since the underlying haemodynamic disorder can lead to death if not resolved by percutaneous or surgical drainage of the pericardium. CardiacExpand
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Echo-Doppler demonstration of acute cor pulmonale at the bedside in the medical intensive care unit.
For a long time, the only procedure available to the intensive most at the same time. When right ventricular systole is overloaded, right ventricular contraction is prolonged, so that the care unitExpand
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Organization and sequence of human cardiac myosin binding protein C gene (MYBPC3) and identification of mutations predicted to produce truncated proteins in familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Cardiac myosin binding protein C (MyBP-C) is a sarcomeric protein belonging to the intracellular immunoglobulin superfamily. Its function is uncertain, but for a decade evidence has existed for bothExpand
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Identification of two novel mutations in the ventricular regulatory myosin light chain gene (MYL2) associated with familial and classical forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Abstract Five disease genes encoding sarcomeric proteins and associated with familial and classical forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have been determined since 1989. In 1996 two other genesExpand
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