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  • Task Force, John J V Mcmurray, Chairperson, Stamatis Adamopoulos, Stefan D Greece, Angelo Anker +67 others
  • 2012
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The recommendations set forth in this report are those of the Task Force Members and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Cardiology. ‡ Dr Shanti Mendis of the WHO participated in the task force in her personal capacity, but this does not represent WHO approval of this document at the present time. The content of this(More)
The recommendations set forth in this report are those of the Task Force Members and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the American College of Cardiology. *Co-chairpersons. †Dr Shanti Mendis of the World Health Organization participated in the task force in her personal capacity, but this does not represent WHO approval of this document at(More)
Since the publication of "The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure" (JNC 7) in 2003 and "2003 European Society of Hypertension-European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension" (ESH/ESC guidelines), no substantial improvement has been(More)
BACKGROUND Enteroviruses and adenoviruses have been considered the most common causes of viral myocarditis, but parvovirus B19 (PVB19) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) are increasingly found in endomyocardial biopsy samples. METHODS AND RESULTS Consequently, our aim was to evaluate the prevalence and clinical presentation of cardiac PVB19 and/or HHV6(More)
BACKGROUND Becker-Kiener muscular dystrophy (BMD) represents an X-linked genetic disease associated with myocardial involvement potentially resulting in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Early diagnosis of cardiac involvement may permit earlier institution of heart failure treatment and extend life span in these patients. Both echocardiography and nuclear(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of myocarditis is challenging due to its varying clinical presentation. Since myocarditis can be associated with significant 5-year mortality, and postmortem data show myocarditis in almost 10% of all adults suffering sudden cardiac death, individual risk stratification for patients with suspected myocarditis is of great clinical(More)