Hepatitis C virus infection and cardiomyopathies.

  title={Hepatitis C virus infection and cardiomyopathies.},
  author={Akira Matsumori},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={96 2},
Cardiomyopathies may present as idiopathic dilated, hypertrophic, or restrictive disease, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and various other distinct disorders of the heart muscle.1 They constitute a heterogeneous group of myocardial diseases of multifactorial etiologies, including genetic anomalies and acquired immune factors, such as viral infections. The myocardium may be infected by a wide variety of viruses, although most commonly by enteroviruses, coxsackievirus B… CONTINUE READING