Cardiomyopathies encountered commonly in the teenage years and their presentation.

Cardiomyopathy encompasses a broad range of inherited and acquired abnormalities affecting the myocardium. This heterogeneous group of disorders is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the adolescent patient as a result of the presence of systolic or diastolic dysfunction, as well as the risk of coexisting arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death… CONTINUE READING