Familial restrictive cardiomyopathy with atrioventricular block and skeletal myopathy.

  title={Familial restrictive cardiomyopathy with atrioventricular block and skeletal myopathy.},
  author={A. P. Fitzpatrick and Leonard M. Shapiro and Anthony F Rickards and P Poole-wilson},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={63 2},
Five generations of an Italian family with an autosomal dominant restrictive cardiomyopathy are described. Members of four generations were examined. Symptoms usually developed in the third or fourth decade but the disease did occur in childhood. Initially the condition was characterised by normal ventricular size and systolic function with increased diastolic filling pressures in both ventricles and consequent bi-atrial enlargement. Cardiac catheterisation showed a left ventricular filling… CONTINUE READING


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