Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: analysis of 152 necropsy patients.

@article{Roberts1987IdiopathicDC,
  title={Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: analysis of 152 necropsy patients.},
  author={William Clifford Roberts and Robert Siegel and Bruce McManus},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={60 16},
  pages={1340-55}
}
Certain clinical and cardiac necropsy findings are described in 152 patients aged 16 to 78 years (mean 45) with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy: 109 (72%) were men and 43 (28%) were women. Compared with the women, the men had a significantly (p less than 0.05) shorter mean duration of chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) (43 vs 69 months), a higher… CONTINUE READING