Molecular genetics of dilated cardiomyopathies.

  title={Molecular genetics of dilated cardiomyopathies.},
  author={Luisa Mestroni and M Krajinovic and Giovanni Maria Severini and J Milasin and Bruno Pinamonti and Carlos Rocco and Matteo Vatta and A. Falaschi and Mauro Giacca and Fulvio Camerini},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={16 Suppl O},
The application of molecular genetics in cardiology is currently producing important results in the study of the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying cardiomyopathies. Recent clinical surveys have indicated that genetic factors play a major pathogenetic role in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC). Familial IDC is frequent (20-30%) and is probably a heterogeneous entity, as suggested by the clinical variability and the different pattern of inheritance in the affected families. Molecular… CONTINUE READING