Polymorphisms in genes encoding nonsarcomeric proteins and their role in the pathogenesis of dilated cardiomyopathy

Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), clinically characterized by contractile dysfunction and ventricular chamber enlargement, is a heterogeneous heart disease leading to progressive systolic heart failure and sudden cardiac death. The etiology of the disease is multifactorial and involves genetic factors, viral infections, autoimmune phenomena, and toxic agents… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00059-012-3698-6

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