Prevalence of desmosomal protein gene mutations in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Elliott2010PrevalenceOD,
  title={Prevalence of desmosomal protein gene mutations in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Perry M Elliott and Constantinos O'Mahony and Petros Syrris and Alison Evans and Christina Rivera Sorensen and Mary Noelle Sheppard and Gerald S. Carr-White and Antonios Pantazis and William J. McKenna},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={314-22}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is a familial disorder in 25% to 50% of patients, but the genetic basis in the majority of cases remains unknown. Genes encoding desmosomal proteins, currently regarded as synonymous with another disorder, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, are known to cause left ventricular dysfunction, but their importance in unselected patients with unequivocal dilated cardiomyopathy is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the… CONTINUE READING