12 Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

  title={12 Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiography in Patients with Cardiomyopathy},
  author={Ali Ghaemian},
Cardiomyopathies are a group of heart diseases that influence muscles directly and are not related to congenital, valvular, and pericardial diseases (Salehifar et al., 2008). Cardiomyopathies are usually classified on the basis of structural or functional causes. Thus, dilated cardiomyopathy is characterized by an enlarged ventricular chamber size and reduced cardiac contractility, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is characterized by hypertrophy of the ventricular walls and increased cardiac… CONTINUE READING


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