Primary myocardial disease. Correlation with clinical findings, angiographic and biopsy diagnosis. Follow-up of 139 patients.

@article{Shirey1980PrimaryMD,
  title={Primary myocardial disease. Correlation with clinical findings, angiographic and biopsy diagnosis. Follow-up of 139 patients.},
  author={Earl K. Shirey and William L. Proudfit and William A. Hawk},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1980},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          198-207
        }
}
The purpose of this study was determination of the prognostic value of clinical and tissue (biopsy) findings of 139 patients with cardiomyopathy. The types of cardiomyopathy were congestive (113 patients) and hypertrophic or constrictive (26 patients). The mean follow-up period of all patients was 4.3 years. Follow-up of the survivors was between 13 months and 11.9 years, mean 5.4 years. Of the 47 cardiac deaths (33.8%), the minimum and maximum follow-up was two weeks and 7.5 years… CONTINUE READING

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