Dilated cardiomyopathy: a review

  title={Dilated cardiomyopathy: a review},
  author={A. Luk and E. Ahn and G. Soor and J. Butany},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Pathology},
  pages={219 - 225}
  • A. Luk, E. Ahn, +1 author J. Butany
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Pathology
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a common cardiac diagnosis that may result as a consequence of a variety of pathologies. The differential diagnosis remains quite broad since many pathologies can present as DCM, and as a result the approach to diagnosis may, at times, be quite difficult. This review article discusses genetic and acquired causes of DCM, pathophysiology of myocardial damage, pathology, and diagnostic criteria. An approach to management is also included, in the hope of informing… CONTINUE READING
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