Dilated cardiomyopathy: a disease of the myocardium.

@article{Sanbe2013DilatedCA,
  title={Dilated cardiomyopathy: a disease of the myocardium.},
  author={Atsushi Sanbe},
  journal={Biological & pharmaceutical bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={
          18-22
        }
}
Cardiomyopathies are defined as cardiac diseases of the myocardium with associated cardiac dysfunction. They are cardiac diseases in which heart muscle disease and/or measurable deterioration of cardiac muscle function occurs due to various causes, such as genetic and sporadic mutations of muscle proteins, as well as external factors such as hypertension, ischemia, and inflammation. In 1995, the WHO/International Society and Federation of Cardiology (ISFC) classified primary cardiomyopathy… CONTINUE READING

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