A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease in which the ventricular walls are excessively rigid, impeding ventricular filling. It is marked by reduced diastolic volume of either or both ventricles but normal or nearly normal systolic function. It may be idiopathic or associated with other diseases (ENDOMYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS or AMYLOIDOSIS) causing interstitial fibrosis.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.
A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION; (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY).
An autosomal dominant inherited form of HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY. It results from any of more than 50 mutations involving genes encoding contractile proteins such as VENTRICULAR MYOSINS; cardiac TROPONIN T; ALPHA-TROPOMYOSIN.
A congenital cardiomyopathy that is characterized by infiltration of adipose and fibrous tissue into the RIGHT VENTRICLE wall and loss of myocardial cells. Primary injuries usually are at the free wall of right ventricular and right atria resulting in ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias.
The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.
A disease of the CARDIAC MUSCLE developed subsequent to the initial protozoan infection by TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI. After infection, less than 10% develop acute illness such as MYOCARDITIS (mostly in children). The disease then enters a latent phase without clinical symptoms until about 20 years later. Myocardial symptoms of advanced CHAGAS DISEASE include conduction defects (HEART BLOCK) and CARDIOMEGALY.
Rare congenital cardiomyopathies characterized by the lack of left ventricular myocardium compaction. The noncompaction results in numerous prominent trabeculations and a loose myocardial meshwork (spongy myocardium) in the LEFT VENTRICLE. Heterogeneous clinical features include diminished systolic function sometimes associated with left ventricular dilation, that presents either neonatally or progressively. Often, the RIGHT VENTRICLE is also affected. CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE; PULMONARY EMBOLISM; and ventricular ARRHYTHMIA are commonly seen.
The repeating contractile units of the MYOFIBRIL, delimited by Z bands along its length.
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
Myosin type II isoforms found in cardiac muscle.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).
Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.
An intermediate filament protein found predominantly in smooth, skeletal, and cardiac muscle cells. Localized at the Z line. MW 50,000 to 55,000 is species dependent.
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
Diseases caused by abnormal function of the MITOCHONDRIA. They may be caused by mutations, acquired or inherited, in mitochondrial DNA or in nuclear genes that code for mitochondrial components. They may also be the result of acquired mitochondria dysfunction due to adverse effects of drugs, infections, or other environmental causes.
Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)
A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).
The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.
A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.
A family of transmembrane dystrophin-associated proteins that play a role in the membrane association of the DYSTROPHIN-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN COMPLEX.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It is a cardiac-specific protein that binds to TROPOMYOSIN. It is released from damaged or injured heart muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Defects in the gene encoding troponin T result in FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The mitochondria of the myocardium.
A type of imaging technique used primarily in the field of cardiology. By coordinating the fast gradient-echo MRI sequence with retrospective ECG-gating, numerous short time frames evenly spaced in the cardiac cycle are produced. These images are laced together in a cinematic display so that wall motion of the ventricles, valve motion, and blood flow patterns in the heart and great vessels can be visualized.
The larger subunits of MYOSINS. The heavy chains have a molecular weight of about 230 kDa and each heavy chain is usually associated with a dissimilar pair of MYOSIN LIGHT CHAINS. The heavy chains possess actin-binding and ATPase activity.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.
A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.
Proteins produced from GENES that have acquired MUTATIONS.
The long cylindrical contractile organelles of STRIATED MUSCLE cells composed of ACTIN FILAMENTS; MYOSIN filaments; and other proteins organized in arrays of repeating units called SARCOMERES .
Activities or games, usually involving physical effort or skill. Reasons for engagement in sports include pleasure, competition, and/or financial reward.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)
A muscle protein localized in surface membranes which is the product of the Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy gene. Individuals with Duchenne muscular dystrophy usually lack dystrophin completely while those with Becker muscular dystrophy have dystrophin of an altered size. It shares features with other cytoskeletal proteins such as SPECTRIN and alpha-actinin but the precise function of dystrophin is not clear. One possible role might be to preserve the integrity and alignment of the plasma membrane to the myofibrils during muscle contraction and relaxation. MW 400 kDa.
Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.
Diabetes complications in which VENTRICULAR REMODELING in the absence of CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS and hypertension results in cardiac dysfunctions, typically LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION. The changes also result in myocardial hypertrophy, myocardial necrosis and fibrosis, and collagen deposition due to impaired glucose tolerance.
The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.
The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.
A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.
Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.
The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.
The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.
Enlargement of the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is attributed to sustained abnormal pressure or volume loads and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Double-stranded DNA of MITOCHONDRIA. In eukaryotes, the mitochondrial GENOME is circular and codes for ribosomal RNAs, transfer RNAs, and about 10 proteins.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.

The role of oxidative stress in the genesis of heart disease. (1/2902)

Although researchers in radiation and cancer biology have known about the existence of free radicals and their potential role in pathobiology for several decades, cardiac biologists only began to take notice of these noxious species in the 1970s. Exponential growth of free radical research occurred after the discovery of superoxide dismutase in 1969. This antioxidant enzyme is responsible for the dismutation of superoxide radical--a free radical chain initiator. A fine balance between free radicals and a variety of endogenous antioxidants is believed to exist. Any disturbance in this equilibrium in favour of free radicals causes an increase in oxidative stress and initiates subcellular changes leading to cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Our knowledge about the role of free radicals in the pathogenesis of cardiac dysfunction is fast approaching the point where newer therapies employing antioxidants are in sight.  (+info)

Histamine aggravated levothyroxine-induced cardiomyopathy in guinea pigs. (2/2902)

AIM: To study effects of histamine on cardiomyopathy. METHODS: Cardiomyopathy model was developed in guinea pig by i.p. levothyroxine 0.5 mg.kg-1.d-1 for 10 d. Langendroff's hearts were perfused. ECG and contractile force were recorded. Histamine (5 micrograms) was given by intra-aortic injection. Histamine content of coronary venous effluent was determined fluorometrically. RESULTS: Attack of histamine on cardiomyopathy was severer than that in normal hearts. Tachycardia was more prominent; atrioventricular conduction block occurred earlier; decrease in coronary flow was more marked. Uptakes of histamine were 37% in the model and 19% in the normal hearts (P < 0.01). CONCLUSION: Histamine aggravated levothyroxine-cardiomyopathy.  (+info)

Molecular heterogeneity in very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency causing pediatric cardiomyopathy and sudden death. (3/2902)

BACKGROUND: Genetic defects are being increasingly recognized in the etiology of primary cardiomyopathy (CM). Very-long-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) catalyzes the first step in the beta-oxidation spiral of fatty acid metabolism, the crucial pathway for cardiac energy production. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 37 patients with CM, nonketotic hypoglycemia and hepatic dysfunction, skeletal myopathy, or sudden death in infancy with hepatic steatosis, features suggestive of fatty acid oxidation disorders. Single-stranded conformational variance was used to screen genomic DNA. DNA sequencing and mutational analysis revealed 21 different mutations on the VLCAD gene in 18 patients. Of the mutations, 80% were associated with CM. Severe CM in infancy was recognized in most patients (67%) at presentation. Hepatic dysfunction was common (33%). RNA blot analysis and VLCAD enzyme assays showed a severe reduction in VLCAD mRNA in patients with frame-shift or splice-site mutations and absent or severe reduction in enzyme activity in all. CONCLUSIONS: Infantile CM is the most common clinical phenotype of VLCAD deficiency. Mutations in the human VLCAD gene are heterogeneous. Although mortality at presentation is high, both the metabolic disorder and cardiomyopathy are reversible.  (+info)

Cardiac involvement in proximal myotonic myopathy. (4/2902)

Proximal myotonic myopathy (PROMM) is a recently described autosomal dominantly inherited disorder resulting in proximal muscles weakness, myotonia, and cataracts. A few patients with cardiac involvement (sinus bradycardia, supraventricular bigeminy, conduction abnormalities) have been reported. The cases of three relatives with PROMM (weakness of neck flexors and proximal extremity muscles, calf hypertrophy, myotonia, cataracts) are reported: a 54 year old man, his 73 year old mother, and 66 year old aunt. All three presented with conduction abnormalities and one had repeated, life threatening, sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia. This illustrates that severe cardiac involvement may occur in PROMM.  (+info)

A calcium antagonist protects against doxorubicin-induced impairment of calcium handling in neonatal rat cardiac myocytes. (5/2902)

The effects of doxorubicin (DOX) on intracellular calcium transients and the cardioprotective effects of a calcium antagonist on DOX-induced impairment of calcium handling were examined in neonatal rat cultured cardiac myocytes. Cultured cardiac myocytes isolated from neonatal Wistar-Kyoto rats were treated with DOX for 24 h. Field-stimulated calcium transients in single myocytes were measured in the presence or absence of isoproterenol using fura-2/AM. Calcium transients were also measured after the addition of DOX to myocytes pretreated with a calcium antagonist, benidipine. DOX reduced the amplitude, maximum velocity of increase and decrease of calcium transients and prolonged the time course of calcium transients and impaired the beta-adrenoceptor responsiveness of calcium transients in a concentration-dependent manner. The DOX-induced impairment of calcium transients and beta-adrenoceptor responsiveness was improved by 10(-8) mol/L of benidipine. However, these improvements decreased with increasing concentrations of benidipine. DOX impaired both the mobilization and removal of intracellular calcium ions in contraction-relaxation cycles and the response of calcium transients to beta-adrenoceptor stimulation. Appropriate concentration of benidipine ameliorated DOX-induced impairment of calcium dynamics, suggesting that benidipine, a long-acting calcium antagonist, has potential clinical usefulness on DOX-induced abnormal calcium handling.  (+info)

Evidence of cell-mediated cardiac myocyte injury involved in the heart failure of a patient with progressive systemic sclerosis. (6/2902)

A 54-year-old woman with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) was admitted to hospital because of dyspnea and chest pain. Echocardiogram revealed diffuse hypokinesis of the left ventricle (ejection fraction 24%). Methylprednisolone, heparin, and diuretics were administered, without benefit. Anemia, thrombocytopenia, and renal dysfunction rapidly progressed, and she died of heart failure on the 14th hospital day. Immunohistochemical study of the myocardial tissue showed mild to moderate cell infiltration, mainly consisting of natural killer (NK) cells, macrophages, cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs), and T helper cells. Perforin, a cytolytic factor, was expressed in the infiltrating CTLs and NK cells, indicating that these cells were activated killer cells. Furthermore, human leukocyte antigen classes I and II, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, as well as costimulatory molecules B7-1, B7-2, and CD40, all of which are known not to be expressed in cardiac myocytes under normal conditions, were moderately to strongly expressed in cardiac myocytes. There was no detectable level of enterovirus genomes in the polymerase chain reaction products from the myocardial tissue of this patient. These findings strongly suggest that the infiltrating killer cells recognized cardiac myocytes as target cells and directly damaged them by releasing perforin. Enhanced expression of these antigens may have played an important role in the activation and cytotoxicity of the infiltrating killer cells. Absence of enterovirus genomes in the myocardial tissue may suggest that this autoimmune process is primarily induced by PSS.  (+info)

Use of an intravenous contrast agent (Optison) to enhance echocardiography: efficacy and cost implications. Optison Multicenter Study Group. (7/2902)

OBJECTIVE: To compare the overall diagnostic costs associated with non-contrast and contrast echocardiography. STUDY DESIGN: Phase III clinical trial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a secondary analysis of data from a phase III clinical trial of the intravenous contrast agent Optison, we compared the costs associated with obtaining a diagnosis in 203 patients who underwent non-contrast and contrast echocardiography. Costs for the initial test and any follow-up tests were derived from adjusted Medicare charges and a transition-1 microcost accounting system. RESULTS: Diagnostic yield from echocardiograms was 87% with the use of Optison (3 mL) and 49% when no contrast agent was used (P < 0.001). Because technically inadequate echocardiograms were more common in the non-contrast group, follow-up testing was recommended for 42% of patients in this group compared with 12% of those who had undergone a contrast-enhanced echocardiogram (P < 0.001). Although use of Optison increased the initial diagnostic cost by $125, overall costs were 17% lower when Optison was used (P < 0.0001). Use of Optison also resulted in a 17% to 70% decrease in confirmatory transesophageal echocardiography, catheterization, and nuclear studies. Optison improved diagnostic accuracy by 2.7-fold in patients with an initial non-diagnostic echocardiogram, resulting in a substantial cost savings of $269 per patient.  (+info)

Transcomplementation between different types of respiration-deficient mitochondria with different pathogenic mutant mitochondrial DNAs. (8/2902)

Two cell lines were used for determination of whether interaction occurred between different types of respiration-deficient mitochondria. One was a respiration-deficient rho- cell line having mutant mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) with a 5,196-base pair deletion including five tRNA genes (tRNAGly, Arg, Ser(AGY), Leu(CUN), His), DeltamtDNA5196, causing Kearns-Sayre syndrome. The other was a respiration-deficient syn- cell line having mutant mtDNA with an A to G substitution at 4,269 in the tRNAIle gene, mtDNA4269, causing fatal cardiomyopathy. The occurrence of mitochondrial interaction was examined by determining whether cybrids constructed by fusion of enucleated rho- cells with syn- cells became respiration competent by exchanging their tRNAs. No cybrids were isolated in selection medium, where only respiration-competent cells could survive, suggesting that no interaction occurred, or that it occurred so slowly that sufficient recovery of mitochondrial respiratory function was not attained by the time of selection. The latter possibility was confirmed by the observations that heteroplasmic cybrids with both mutant mtDNA4269 and DeltamtDNA5196 isolated without selection showed restored mitochondrial respiration activity. This demonstration of transcomplementation between different respiration-deficient mitochondria will help in understanding the relationship between somatic mutant mtDNAs and the roles of such mutations in aging processes.  (+info)

Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has gained importance in the evaluation of adult inherited cardiomyopathies, but its utility in children is not well characterized. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate the role of STE in pediatric inherited cardiomyopathies. PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, Scopus, CENTRAL and CINAHL databases were searched up to May 2020, for terms related to inherited cardiomyopathies and STE. Included were dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy (ACM). A total of 14 cohorts were identified, of which six were in DCM, four in HCM, three in LVNC and one in ACM. The most commonly reported STE measurements were left ventricular longitudinal strain (Sl), circumferential strain (Sc), radial strain (Sr) and rotation/torsion/twist. Sl, Sc and were abnormal in all DCM and LVNC cohorts, but not in all HCM. Apical rotation and twist/torsion were increased in HCM, and decreased ...
Background: Past data suggest ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) is associated with worse prognosis when compared to non-ischemic cardiomyopathy(NICM). With advances in heart failure management, this relationship deserves a fresh look. We hypothesize that all cause mortality from NICM is lower when compared to ICM over five year period.. Methods: We retrospectively studied consecutive heart failure patients with left ventricular ejection fraction(EF) less than 35% admitted to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia between 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2007. Data pertaining to patient demographics and clinical characteristics were obtained. All cause mortality was obtained at 5 years using hazard ratio to account for time to event.. Results: The final cohort consisted of 360 patients of which 63%(224 of 360) had NICM. Mean age was 61±16 years for NICM and 66±11 yrs for ICM. African Americans constituted 83%(185 of 224) of NICM and 59%(80 of 136) of ICM. The clinical characteristics are as shown in the table. ...
Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle which cause the heart to become weaker. There are many different causes of cardiomyopathy. This study is looking at patients with cardiomyopathy that is not due to a reduced blood supply to the heart muscle. Reduced blood supply is called ischemic, so this study is looking at patients with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). Ejection fraction (EF) is the amount of blood leaving the heart each time it contracts. EF is a measure of the strength, or how well the heart pumps with each beat and it is measured on tests such as echocardiogram (ultrasound) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Patients newly diagnosed with NICM who have a reduced ejection fraction (EF) of less than or equal to 40% may be eligible for this study. Patients with NICM are at increased risk for hospitalizations due to congestive heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms and are also at an increased risk of sudden cardiac death. An implanted device, called an ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Ventricular arrhythmias in non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. AU - Chung, Fa Po. AU - Lin, Chin Yu. AU - Lin, Yenn Jiang. AU - Chang, Shih Lin. AU - Lo, Li Wei. AU - Hu, Yu Feng. AU - Tuan, Ta Chuan. AU - Chao, Tze Fan. AU - Liao, Jo Nan. AU - Chang, Yao Ting. AU - Chang, Ting Yung. AU - Lin, Chung-Hsing. AU - Te, Abigail Louise D.. AU - Yamada, Shinya. AU - Chen, Shih Ann. PY - 2017/1/1. Y1 - 2017/1/1. N2 - Non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (NICMs) are composed of variable disease entities, including primary and secondary cardiomyopathies. Determining the etiology of NICM provides pivotal roles of not only the understanding of the individual pathogenesis, but also the clinical management, such as risk stratification, pharmacological treatment, and intervention therapies. Despite the diverse causes of NICM, these cases mostly require clinical attention owing to progressive myocardial injury, resulting in ventricular dysfunction and heart failure. The interaction between the diseased ...
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Shah RV, Kato S, Roujol S, Murthy V, Bellm S, Kashem A, Basha T, Jang J, Eisman AS, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Native Myocardial T1 as a Biomarker of Cardiac Structure in Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Jan 15; 117(2):282-8 ...
Cirrhosis is known to cause alterations in the systemic haemodynamic system. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy designates a cardiac dysfunction that includes impaired cardiac contractility with systolic and diastolic dysfunction, as well as electromechanical abnormalities in the absence of other known causes of cardiac disease. This condition is primarily revealed by inducing physical or pharmacological stress, but echocardiography is excellent at revealing diastolic dysfunction and might also be used to detect systolic dysfunction at rest. Furthermore, measurement of circulating levels of cardiac biomarkers could improve the diagnostic assessm+ent. Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy contributes to various complications in cirrhosis, especially as an important factor in the development of hepatic nephropathy. Additionally, cirrhotic cardiomyopathy seems to be associated with the development of heart failure in relation to invasive procedures such as shunt insertion and liver transplantation. Current ...
Rituximab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody frequently used for the treatment of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. In addition, rituximab has recently been increasingly used as an off-label treatment in a number of inflammatory and systemic autoimmune diseases. It is advised that rituximab infusion may cause infusion reactions and adverse cardiac effects including arrhythmia and angina, especially in patients with prior history of cardiovascular diseases. However, its detailed cardiotoxicity profile and effects on cardiac function were not well described. We report a 51-year-old man who developed non-ischemic cardiomyopathy after rituximab treatment for membranous nephropathy. The patient experienced reduced cardiac functions within 48 hours after the initial infusion, which remained markedly reduced at 9-month follow-up. As the utility of rituximab expands, physicians must be
TY - JOUR. T1 - Celiac disease in patients with sporadic and inherited cardiomyopathies and in their relatives. AU - Not, Tarcisio. AU - Faleschini, Elena. AU - Tommasini, Alberto. AU - Repetto, Alessandra. AU - Pasotti, Michele. AU - Baldas, Valentina. AU - Spano, Andrea. AU - Sblattero, Daniele. AU - Marzari, Roberto. AU - Campana, Carlo. AU - Gavazzi, Antonello. AU - Tavazzi, Luigi. AU - Biagi, Federico. AU - Corazza, Gino Roberto. AU - Ventura, Alessandro. AU - Arbustini, Eloisa. PY - 2003/8. Y1 - 2003/8. N2 - Aims: To investigate celiac disease (CD) and related co-morbidity in patients with familial and sporadic cardiomyopathy and in their relatives. Methods and results: We screened anti-human-tissue-transglutaminase (IgA and IgG anti-h-tTG) and anti-endomysial antibodies (AEAs) in 238 consecutive adult patients with inherited or sporadic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), 418 relatives, and 2000 healthy blood donors. HLADQ2-DQ8 was tested in tTG-positive subjects. The IgA-tTG-positive patients ...
PurposeIntegrating genomic sequencing in clinical care requires standardization of variant interpretation practices. The Clinical Genome Resource has established expert panels to adapt the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics/Association for Molecular Pathology classification framework for specific genes and diseases. The Cardiomyopathy Expert Panel selected MYH7, a key contributor to inherited cardiomyopathies, as a pilot gene to develop a broadly applicable approach.MethodsExpert revisions were tested with 60 variants using a structured double review by pairs of clinical and diagnostic laboratory experts. Final consensus rules were established via iterative discussions.ResultsAdjustments represented disease-/gene-informed specifications (12) or strength adjustments of existing rules (5). Nine rules were deemed not applicable. Key specifications included quantitative frameworks for minor allele frequency thresholds, the use of segregation data, and a semiquantitative approach to counting
Genetic test that analyzes 106 genes that cause inherited cardiomyopathies, inherited arrhythmias, and other inherited cardiovascular conditions. Testing uses Sanger and next generation sequencing.
Diabetes is associated with myocardial lipid accumulation and an increased risk of heart failure. Although cardiac myocyte lipid overload is thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy in the setting of diabetes, the mechanism(s) through which this occurs is not well understood. Increasingly, inflammation has been recognized as a key pathogenic feature of lipid excess and diabetes. In this study, we sought to investigate the role of inflammatory activation in the pathogenesis of lipotoxic cardiomyopathy using the α-myosin heavy chain promoter-driven long-chain acylCoA synthetase 1 (MHC-ACS) transgenic mouse model. We found that several inflammatory cytokines were upregulated in the myocardium of MHC-ACS mice before the onset of cardiac dysfunction, and this was accompanied by macrophage infiltration. Depletion of macrophages with liposomal clodrolip reduced the cardiac inflammatory response and improved cardiac function. Thus, in this model of lipotoxic cardiac injury, early ...
This study showed that 1 the improvement of left ventricular systolic function and remodeling was reduced in ischemic cardiomyopathy patients compared with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients; 2 compared with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy patients, ischemic cardiomyopathy patients exhibited more severe diastolic dysfunction; and 3 severe diastolic dysfunction (restrictive filling) was an independent factor influencing the CRT response.. Many randomized controlled trials and observational studies 3,4,13-15 have shown that CRT results in less improvement in LV systolic function and remodeling in ICM patients than in NICM patients. This study showed that the ICM group had lower CRT response rates six months after implantation; improvements in LVEF and LVOT-VTI, which reflect LV function, and improvements in LVESV, which reflect remodeling, were smaller in the ICM group than in the NICM group. These results are not surprising. Several groups reported similar findings as long as a decade ago 16-18. ...
Referenzen: 1. Ivandic BT, Utz HF, Kaczmarek PM, Aherrahrou Z, Axtner SB, Klepsch C, Lusis AJ, Katus HA. New Dyscalc loci for myocardial cell necrosis and calcification (dystrophic cardiac calcinosis) in mice. Physiol Genomics. 2001;6:137-44. 2. Ivandic BT, Qiao JH, Machleder D, Liao F, Drake TA, Lusis AJ. A locus on chromosome 7 determines myocardial cell necrosis and calcification (dystrophic cardiac calcinosis) in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1996;93:5483-8. 3. Korff S, Riechert N, Schoensiegel F, Weichenhan D, Autschbach F, Katus HA, Ivandic BT. Calcification of myocardial necrosis is common in mice. Virchows Arch. 2005 Oct 7;:1-9 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 16211391 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] 4. Churchill GA, Airey DC, Allayee H, Angel JM, Attie AD, Beatty J, Beavis WD, Belknap JK, Bennett B, Berrettini W, Bleich A, Bogue M, Broman KW, Buck KJ, Buckler E, Burmeister M, Chesler EJ, Cheverud JM, Clapcote S, Cook MN, Cox RD, Crabbe JC, Crusio WE, Darvasi A, Deschepper CF, Doerge ...
Cardiomyopathies are diseases of heart muscle, a significant percentage of which are genetic in origin. Cardiomyopathies can be classified as dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular or left ventricular non-compaction, although mixed morphologies are possible. A subset of neuromuscular disorders, notably Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies, are also characterized by cardiomyopathy aside from skeletal myopathy. The global burden of cardiomyopathies is certainly high, necessitating further research and novel therapies. Genome editing tools, which include zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs), transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs) and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) systems have emerged as increasingly important technologies in studying this group of cardiovascular disorders. In this review, we discuss the applications of genome editing in the understanding and treatment of cardiomyopathy. We also describe recent advances in
Background: Progressive apoptosis following the primary injury has been implicated in the progression to end-stage heart failure. Survivin, a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein, is one of the most potent suppressor of apoptosis. We hypothesized that preventing apoptosis by survivin gene therapy may prevent deterioration in left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction in a doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy model in rats.. Methods and Results: A reproducible model of doxorubicin (dox)-induced cardiomyopathy was established in male Fisher rats by 6 equal doses (2.5 mg/kg bw) of i.p. injection every other day for 2 weeks. Echocardiographic assessment was performed at week 0, 3, and 6. A subset of animals (DOX+SURV, n=8) was treated with the survivin gene using the ultrasound targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) technique at week 3. Control animals (DOX, n=12) did not receive any treatment at week 3. At week 0 (pre-dox), LV% fractional shortening (FS) was comparable in DOX+SURV and DOX ...
The cardiomyopathies refers to a grouping of diseases which result in primary morphological derangements of the myocardium and excludes morphological changes due to other well-defined cardiac disease processes such as valvular, ischemic, hypertensive, or congenital heart diseases. Although the root cause of some cardiomyopathies are heritable genetic lesions, their etiological basis is diverse and often unknown. Therefore, the cardiomyopathies should not be considered a specific set of etiopathogenic entities but rather a generic grouping of diseases defined by their morphological sequelae which likely arise from primary defects of the myocardium. Three basic patterns of cardiomyopathies have been described: Dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive. Although these diseases possess different morphological characteristics and evolve differently over time, their end result is often heart failure ...
Its arrhythmia week on The Rounds Table! Should heart failure patients give up a caffeine jolt in the morning? How can we better identify appropriate patients for ICDs? Paxton Bach, fellow in General Internal Medicine at UBC, joins Kieran to discuss two exciting studies:. Studies that inform practice toward the best medical treatments are of utmost importance. But, arguably, studies that inform day to day lifestyle choice are those that provide real meaning to patients. For example, does a patient with a heart condition need to give up coffee? Kieran and Paxton discuss a study which examines whether, in patients with decreased ejection fraction, caffeine increases cardiac arrhythmias.. Next, Kieran takes listeners through the DANISH trial. The benefit of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure caused by ischemic heart disease has been well documented. However, before the DANISH trial, the evidence for implantation of an ICD for primary ...
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When implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) were first approved by the FDA in 1985, the recipient needed to have survived not one, but two cardiac arrests. The initial population receiving ICDs was obviously very small.
These data showed cardiac contractile impairment in cirrhosis, associated with altered beta-adrenergic receptor signaling function and guanine nucleotide-binding protein expression. These factors may play an important role in the pathogenesis of cirrhotic cardiomyopathy.
Imaging plays a crucial role in the diagnosis, management, and prognosis assessment of patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathies. Over the past decade, the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in clinical practice has been rapidly expanding. The techniques unsurpassed accuracy in defining cardiac morphology and function and ability to provide tissue characterization make it particularly well suited for the study of patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathies. In this review article, we provide an overview of the main cardiovascular magnetic resonance features of nonischemic cardiomyopathies, highlighting the diagnostic and prognostic utility of the technique in this heterogenous group of diseases.
Increased circulating levels of free fatty acid (FA) in obesity and diabetes lead to the accumulation of FA in non-adipose tissue such as myocardium and this is known to be a major contributor to cardiomyopathy. In this present study, we investigated the role of APPL1 (Adaptor protein containing PH domain, PTB domain and Leucine zipper motif-1), an important regulator of insulin signaling, in a model of high fat diet (HFD) induced cardiomyopathy. We fed APPL1 transgenic (Tg) or wild type (wt) mice a high fat (60% kcal) or normal chow diet. After 16 weeks, in wt mice HFD induced hyperinsulinemia and hyperlipidemia, as well as cardiac dysfunction determined by echocardiography system (Vevo 2100). Furthermore, HFD induced cardiac insulin resistance and acetyl CoA carboxylase (ACC) phosphorylation. Lipid analysis using LC/MS/MS showed HFD significantly increased intracellular level of distinct ceramide and diacylglycerol (DAG) species in heart tissue. Interestingly, HFD fed APPL1 Tg mice showed a ...
Although clinical studies indicate that patients with idiopathic dilated congestive cardiomyopathy who develop electrocardiographic or angiographic signs of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy may survive longer, there is little morphologic evidence for such anatomic favorable of unfavorable prognostic groups. We studied 30 autopsied patients who died of dilated cardiomyopathy; of these, 15 died within 1 year of the first symptom of their disease (short-term survivors) and 15 patients died 1-14 years after initial symptoms (long-term survivors). There were no significant differences in sex, race, clinical presentation or cause of death between the groups, but there were significant morphologic differences. In the short-term survivors, average heart weight was 540 g and LV wall thickness was 1.0 cm, whereas in the long-term survivors, the average heart weight was 759 g and LV wall thickness was 1.3 cm (p less than 0.001). LV cavity dilatation as measured by maximal transverse diameter from the ...
Genetic testing for potentially heritable cardiomyopathies has advanced from basic scientific discovery to clinical application. Nowadays, genetic diagnostic tests for cardiomyopathies are clinically available. As a consequence is fundamental the understanding of the clinical utility, in terms of diagnosis and prognosis, of genetic test results. In addition, the genetic counselling, regarding risks, benefits and options, is recommended for all patients and their relatives. However the relation between genotype and phenotype remains often unclear, and there is frequently a variance of uncertain significance. Consequently, the genetic test should always be approached as one component of a comprehensive cardio-genetic evaluation. This review aims to explore when genetic tests are indicated in patients with dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ...
Authors: Enkhsaikhan Purevjav, Takuro Arimura, Sibylle Augustin, Anne-Cecile Huby, Ken Takagi, Shinichi Nunoda, Debra L Kearney, Michael D Taylor, Fumio Terasaki, Johan M Bos, Steve R Ommen, Hiroki Shibata, Megumi Takahashi, Manatsu Itoh-Satoh, William J McKenna, Ross T Murphy, Siegfried Labeit, Yoichi Yamanaka, Noboru Machida, Jeong-Euy Park, Peta MA Alexander, Robert G Weintraub, Yasushi Kitaura, Michael J Ackerman, Akinori Kimura, Jeffrey A Towbin
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Cardiomyopathies are diseases characterised by structural and functional abnormalities of the myocardium. There are various types and subtypes, some of which have a strong genetic component. The understanding of cardiomyopathies has been enhanced by advances in the fields of medicine and genetics.
PMCMP : Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is estimated to occur at an incidence of between 50 to 100 per 100,000 individuals in North America and Europe each year, claiming between 250,000 and 450,000 lives in the United States annually. In younger individuals (ages 15-35), the incidence of SCD is between 1 to 2 per 100,000 young individuals. Sudden cardiac death, particularly in young individuals, may suggest an inherited form of heart disease. In some cases of sudden cardiac death, autopsy may identify a structural abnormality such as a form of cardiomyopathy. Postmortem diagnosis of a hereditary cardiomyopathy may assist in confirmation of the cause and manner of death, as well as risk assessment in living family members.   The cardiomyopathies are a group of disorders characterized by disease of the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathies are often caused by inherited, genetic, factors. When the identified structural or functional abnormality observed in a patient cannot be explained by acquired causes,
F49 Molecular Cloning and Sequencing of the HRC Gene from Mouse Heart Reveals a Highly Unstable GAG Repeat. Shundi Shi, Steven R. Brunnert. Columbia University, Institute of Comparative Medicine 630 W. 168th Street, Mail Box 17, New York, NY 10032. Histidine-rich calcium binding protein (HRC) is a luminal sarcoplasmic reticulum protein that has been mapped to human Chromosome 19 and mouse Chromosome 7 and considered a candidate gene of several genetic diseases in humans and mice. We derived a 2407-bp clone encoding for a 738 AA protein by PCR from C57BL/6J mouse heart and found a highly unstable GAG repeat in the middle of the coding region. The instability of the GAG repeat could be detected within individual C57BL/6J and DBA/2J mice in both genomic DNA and cDNA, and no polymorphism was found between two mouse HRC cDNAs except the unstable GAG repeats. At normal physiologic conditions, no GAG expansion was found in the unstable GAG repeat region in the dystrophic cardiac calcinosis (DCC) ...
Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging is a tool for noninvasive evaluation of myocardial viability that has the advantage over other imaging techniques of being able to directly visualize nonviable myocardium with excellent contrast and spatial resolution. In addition to use in patients with coronary artery disease, this imaging technique has diagnostic value in the setting of nonischemic cardiomyopathy.. Variable patterns of LGE have been described in a wide variety of cardiomyopathies. These patterns are usually quite distinct from LGE seen after myocardial infarction and may even be disease specific. Mid-myocardial enhancement is found in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy at the site of collagen deposition (1), and small patches of predominantly subepicardial enhancement may be seen with acute myocarditis (2). Hence, CMR is a tool for differentiation between ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy and for identification of disease-specific patterns of ...
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The role of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) plays an incre
Objective: Diabetic cardiomyopathy is associated with increased mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. The underlying pathology of this disease is still under discussion. We studied the role of the kinin B1 receptor on the development of experimental diabetic cardiomyopathy.. Research Design and Methods: We utilized B1 receptor knockout mice and investiged cardiac inflammation, fibrosis and oxidative stress after induction of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes mellitus. Furthermore, the left ventricular function was measured by pressure-volume loops after 8 weeks of diabetes mellitus.. Results: B1 receptor knockout mice showed an attenuation of diabetic cardiomyopathy with improved systolic and diastolic function in comparison with diabetic control mice. This was associated with a decreased activation state of the MAP kinase p38, less oxidative stress as well as normalized cardiac inflammation, shown by fewer invading cells and, no increase in matrix metalloproteinase-9 as well as the ...
Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective antineoplastic agent used for the treatment of a variety of cancers. Unfortunately, its use is limited as this drug induces cardiotoxicity and heart failure as a side effect. There is no report that describes whether
Background: Impairment of systolic function and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) are well-known negative prognostic markers in non-ischemic cardiomyopathies (NICMPs). There is limited knowledge of the geometrical rearrangements of the ventricle volumes over size of the left atrium and their connections with systolic dysfunction and existence of LGE. Material/Methods: Consecutive cases of NICMPs with impaired systolic function and controls were included from a computerized database of cardiac magnetic resonance exams for a 2.5-year period. Ratios made from volumetric parameters over left atrial area (LAA) area were calculated. Results: Our study included 205 cases referred to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR); age was 48.7±17.0 years (range 15.2-80.4), male-to-female ratio 137 (66.8%): 68 (33.2%), (both p,0.05). LGE was significantly correlated with impairment of systolic function (Rho CC=0.395; p,0.001). For detection of systolic impairment, a critical value of end-systolic-volume (ESV)/LAA of ...
Nitric oxide is produced in cardiac microvascular endothelial cells and cardiomyocytes from either constitutive or inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which catalyses the conversion of L-arginine to L-citrulline. Cardiomyocytes principally express endothelial NOS, localized near invaginations of the plasmalemma termed caveolae, and neuronal NOS, localized on the sarcoplasmic reticulum (61). A third isoform, the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), may be expressed upon stimulation with inflammatory mediators. While NO synthesized by neuronal NOS and endothelial NOS has cardioprotective effects through improvement of perfusion and inhibition of apoptosis, NO derived from iNOS has a cardiotoxic effect through the suppression of muscle wall contractility and induction of apoptosis (62). Nitric oxide is released in a pulsatile manner from the beating heart. Changes in ventricular filling induce parallel increases or decreases in cardiac NO synthesis, which, in turn, modulate the function of ...
Despite the striking advances in medical and surgical therapy, the morbidity, mortality, and economic burden of heart failure (HF) remain unacceptably high. There is increasing evidence that the risk and course of HF depend on genetic predisposition; however, the genetic contribution to HF is heterogeneous and complex. At one end of the spectrum are the familial monogenic HF syndromes in which causative mutations are rare but highly penetrant. At the other, HF susceptibility and course may be influenced by more common, less penetrant genetic variants. As detailed in this review, efforts to unravel the basis of the familial cardiomyopathies at the mendelian end of the spectrum already have begun to deliver on the promise of informative mechanisms, novel gene-based diagnostics, and therapies for distinct subtypes of HF. However, continued progress requires the differentiation of pathogenic mutations, disease modifiers, and rare, benign variants in the deluge of data emerging from increasingly accessible
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Family screening urgently needed to prevent early death in apparently healthy relatives Four in ten cardiomyopathies - a major cause of sudden cardiac...
Cardiac hypertrophy is viewed as a compensatory response to increased load common to diverse clinical settings such as hypertension, valvular disease, and inherited cardiomyopathies (Sadoshima and Izumo, 1997; MacLellan and Schneider, 2000). Myocytes respond to pressure overload with the addition of sarcomeres, resulting in an increase in ventricular wall thickness, which itself is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality (Mathew et al., 2001; Verdecchia et al., 2001). Hence, blunting hypertrophic growth might be beneficial to cardiac function, and previous studies of genetically engineered mice disrupting certain hypertrophic pathways confirm this prediction (Esposito et al., 2002; Sano and Schneider, 2002). However, we still do not know which pathways hold greatest potential for therapeutic benefit. Although the signaling pathways that activate hypertrophy have been described in detail (McKinsey and Olson, 1999; Molkentin and Dorn, 2001), still very little is known of mechanisms ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Research priorities in sarcomeric cardiomyopathies. AU - van der Velden, J.. AU - Ho, C.Y.. AU - Tardiff, J.C.. AU - Olivotto, I.. AU - Knollmann, B.C.. AU - Carrier, L.. PY - 2015. Y1 - 2015. U2 - 10.1093/cvr/cvv019. DO - 10.1093/cvr/cvv019. M3 - Article. C2 - 25631582. VL - 105. SP - 449. EP - 456. JO - Cardiovascular Research. JF - Cardiovascular Research. SN - 0008-6363. IS - 4. ER - ...
The first consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies is set to be published simultaneously in EP-Europace, HeartRhythm, and the Journal of Arrhythmia.
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Cardiomyopathies are disorders of the myocardium of unknown cause that are not associated with other disorders (figure 9-1). Specific heart muscle diseases, once known as secondary cardiomyopathies,...
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San Diego, CA based Cytori Therapeutics has announced the results of their PRECISE trial, in which patients with severe cardiomyopathy were treated with au
Cardiomyopathies. Main article: Cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathies are diseases affecting the muscle of the heart. Some cause ... restrictive cardiomyopathy) and some make the heart prone to abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy). These ... Some cardiomyopathies such as hypertrophic cardiomopathy are linked to a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, particularly in ... Less common causes include various cardiomyopathies. Heart failure is frequently associated with weakness of the heart muscle ...
Cardiomyopathy[edit]. Mutations in the MT-TI gene may also cause cardiomyopathy, a disorder of the heart characterized by the ... "Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine.. This article incorporates ... It is unclear why such mutations result in the symptoms of isolated cardiomyopathy.[5] Mutations of 4300A,G, 4295A,G, 4269A,G, ... July 1992). "Mitochondrial tRNA(Ile) mutation in fatal cardiomyopathy". Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. ...
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy[edit]. The breed does have instances of the genetic disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). ... "The Genetic Basis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats and Humans". Journal of Veterinary Cardiology. 17 (Suppl 1): S53-S73 ...
Peripartum cardiomyopathy[edit]. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is decrease in heart function which occurs in the last month of ... "Peripartum cardiomyopathy: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Office of Rare Diseases (National Institutes of Health ...
"Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". MayoClinic.org. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 22, 2019.. *^ Meurs, Kate. "Genetics: Bengal Cat ... Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a major concern in the Bengal cat breed. This is a disease in which the heart muscle ( ... One study published in the Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine has claimed the prevalence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in ... "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy HCM". BengalsIllustrated.com. Oroville, California: Award Winning Publications. Retrieved January ...
Cardiomyopathy can be associated with atrial fibrillation and embolic strokes. Cardiac conduction abnormalities can occur. ... Some females will tire easily with exercise Cardiomyopathy is often absent in childhood. Some women will develop this in ... Danon disease is an X-linked lysosomal and glycogen storage disorder associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, skeletal ... March 2009). "Clinical Outcome and Phenotypic Expression in LAMP2 Cardiomyopathy". JAMA. 301 (12): 1253-1259. doi:10.1001/jama. ...
... hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), abnormally large (dilated cardiomyopathy), or abnormally stiff (restrictive cardiomyopathy). Some ... Diseases of the heart muscle known as cardiomyopathies are of major importance. These include ischemic conditions caused by a ... 2011). "Cardiac stem cells in patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (SCIPIO): initial results of a randomised phase 1 trial". ... Specific diseases of heart muscle, called cardiomyopathies, can cause heart muscle to become abnormally thick ( ...
El-Hattab AW, Scaglia F (2016). "Mitochondrial Cardiomyopathies". Front Cardiovasc Med. 3: 25. doi:10.3389/fcvm.2016.00025. PMC ... cardiomyopathy, ect...), diabetes, visual and hearing loss, organ failure, neuropathic pain and peripheral neuropathy. The ...
Raju H, Alberg C, Sagoo GS, Burton H, Behr ER (Nov 21, 2011). "Inherited cardiomyopathies" (PDF). BMJ. 343: d6966. doi:10.1136/ ... Moore JR, Leinwand L, Warshaw DM (Jul 20, 2012). "Understanding cardiomyopathy phenotypes based on the functional impact of ... and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Since HCM, as an example, is typically an autosomal dominant trait, each child of an HCM ... and dilated cardiomyopathy can also be inherited in an X-linked pattern. Consequently, in addition to tragedy involving an ...
Springer, Berlin 1977 (together with L. Seipel, U. Gleichmann, H. Vieten). Die Kardiomyopathien (The cardiomyopathies). In: ... Later, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies and electrotherapy (pacemakers) were added. Loogen recognised early on that ...
"Cardiomyopathy". Scottishfold.org. Retrieved 3 October 2009. "Genetic welfare problems of companion animals: Scottish Fold: ... Scottish folds are susceptible to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) and cardiomyopathy. Scottish folds are also prone to ...
... cardiomyopathy; early onset type 2 diabetes; chronic myeloid leukemia (CML); bipolar affective disorder; and other congenital ...
... such as dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular noncompaction cardiomyopathy. In patients with isolated or familial cases ... and proteasomal activities were also depressed in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or dilated cardiomyopathy. Skinned ... A great understanding of how MYBPC3 mutations lead to the development of inherited cardiomyopathy came from the analyses of ... Another good system for modeling cardiomyopathies in the cell culture dish is the derivation of cardiac myocytes from iPSC. ...
Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies. 26 (1): 61-63. PMC 2949316. PMID 17915573. https://labs.mcdb.ucsb.edu/weimbs/thomas/sites/labs ...
Large amount of alcohol over the long term can lead to alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy presents in a manner ... There is an increased risk of hypertriglyceridemia, cardiomyopathy, hypertension, and stroke if 3 or more standard drinks of ... Cardiovascular problems like high blood pressure, cardiomyopathy and heart attacks have been attributed to excessive alcohol ... Awtry, EH; Philippides, GJ (2010). "Alcoholic and cocaine-associated cardiomyopathies". Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 52 (4): 289-299. ...
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death among athletes, and a cause of heart failure at ... A co-author on the 2011 ACCF/AHA National Guideline on the Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, he is ... An academic interventional cardiologist, Naidu is an expert in the management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, ... 2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2011 Dec 13;124(24):2761- ...
Primary disease of the muscle of the heart that cause LVH are known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, which can lead into heart ... "Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". Lancet. Elsevier BV. 381 (9862): 242-255. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(12)60397-3. ISSN 0140-6736. PMID ...
... -induced cardiomyopathy typically results in dilated cardiomyopathy, with all four cardiac chambers being enlarged. ... The rate of cardiomyopathy is dependent on its cumulative dose, with an incidence about 4% when the dose of doxorubicin is 500- ... There is no effective treatment against established cardiomyopathy caused by the drug as of 2010. The drug dexrazoxane may be ... There are several ways in which doxorubicin is believed to cause cardiomyopathy, including oxidative stress, downregulation of ...
Okoshi K, Guimarães JF, Di Muzio BP, Fernandes AA, Okoshi MP (March 2007). "[Diabetic cardiomyopathy]". Arquivos Brasileiros de ...
"Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)". MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets. 2 December 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2019 ... The breed does have instances of the genetic disorder hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Other domestic cat breeds prone to HCM ... "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy". Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2020. ... Kittleson, Mark D.; Meurs, Kathryn M.; Harris, Samantha P. (December 2015). "The Genetic Basis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ...
Kraft Theresia; Montag Judith; Radocaj Ante; Brenner Bernhard (2016-10-14). "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy". Circulation Research ... he started to study mutations in cardiac myosin related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He died in 2017, from cancer. Yu, L.C ...
Lee, Ji Eun; Oh, Jin-Hee; Lee, Jae Young; Koh, Dae Kyun (2014). "Massive Cardiomegaly due to Dilated Cardiomyopathy Causing ... Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is typically an inherited condition. Treatments for cardiomegaly include a combination of ... Luk, A; Ahn, E; Soor, G S; Butany, J (18 November 2008). "Dilated cardiomyopathy: a review". Journal of Clinical Pathology. 62 ... Types...Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), Intense, prolonged athletic training Hershberger, Ray ...
TNNI3 Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1G; 604145; TTN Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1GG; 613642; SDHA Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1I; 604765; ... DES Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1J; 605362; EYA4 Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1L; 606685; SGCD Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1M; 607482; ... TCAP Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1O; 608569; ABCC9 Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1P; 609909; PLN Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1R; 613424; ... ACTC1 Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1S; 613426; MYH7 Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1W; 611407; VCL Cardiomyopathy, dilated, 1X; 611615; ...
"Catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy". Endocrine Practice. 14 (9): 1137-49. doi:10.4158/ep.14.9.1137. PMID 19158054. Retrieved ...
"Peripartum cardiomyopathy as a part of familial dilated cardiomyopathy". Circulation. 121 (20): 2169-2175. doi:10.1161/ ... Familial dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a rare cause of systolic heart failure (prevalence 1:5000). A wider range of mutations ... Troponin modulators could also be used to reverse the impact of cardiomyopathy-causing mutations in the thin filament. GRCh38: ... Semsarian C, Ingles J, Maron MS, Maron BJ (Mar 2015). "New Perspectives on the Prevalence of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy". ...
Witteles R. M., Fowler M. B. (2008). "Insulin-Resistant Cardiomyopathy. Clinical Evidence, Mechanisms, and Treatment Options". ... These causes include:[citation needed] Constrictive pericarditis Restrictive cardiomyopathy, which includes Amyloidosis (most ...
"Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy". Genetics Home Reference. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Merante F, Tein I, Benson L ... Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a heart condition characterized by thickening of the heart, usually in the ... A family with a transition mutation of 9997T>C in the MT-TG gene exhibited familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Anderson S, ... Mutations in the MT-TG gene has also been associated with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. ...
Learn about cardiomyopathy, a collection of conditions that affect the heart muscle. Read about its causes and treatment and ... Pediatric Cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can occur in children regardless of age, race, and gender. Pediatric cardiomyopathy ... How common is cardiomyopathy?. Cardiomyopathy often goes undiagnosed,5 so the numbers can vary. As many as 1 of 500 adults may ... Treatment also depends on which type of cardiomyopathy you have.. Genetic or inherited types of cardiomyopathy cannot be ...
[A condition in which the myocardium is hypertrophied without an obvious cause. The hypertrophy is generally asymmetric and may be associated with obstruction of the ventricular outflow tract.]
HIV is a major cause of cardiomyopathy - in particular dilated cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy can be due to pericardial ... The most common type of HIV induced cardiomyopathy is dilated cardiomyopathy also known as eccentric ventricular hypertrophy ... of HIV patients have dilated cardiomyopathy (176/1000) meaning the incidence has greatly increased. Dilated cardiomyopathy can ... of the myocardium was greater in patients with HIV associated cardiomyopathy (as opposed to idiopathic cardiomyopathy), ...
Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle causing cardiac myocyte injury and myocardial dysfunction, which impair ... Chapters cover different kinds of cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, pediatric cardiomyopathies, arrhythmogenic ... right ventricular cardiomyopathy, inherited cardiomyopathies, Chagas disease, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and more. Readers will ... Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle causing cardiac myocyte injury and myocardial dysfunction, which impair ...
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at OHSU is the first of its kind in Oregon dedicated to treating this complicated ... Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic at OHSU is the first of its kind in Oregon dedicated ... What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?. Dr. Stephen Heitner, cardiologist at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, talks ... Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiac condition, is difficult to diagnose and affects each ...
... cardiomyopathy refers to a diseased state of the heart involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each ... What is cardiomyopathy?. The term cardiomyopathy refers to a diseased state of the heart involving abnormalities of the ... In most cases, the diagnosis of cardiomyopathy in a child elicits concern in both the child (if old enough to understand) and ... According to the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, one in every 100,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 is diagnosed ...
... organization focused on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease. Consider ... The Childrens Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national, non-profit 501(c) (3) ... CCF was founded in 2002 by a parent who lost two young children to cardiomyopathy. Recognizing the need for better support and ... The Childrens Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization focused on pediatric ...
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Dilated cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of heart muscle that is characterized by ventricular chamber enlargement and ... Peripartum cardiomyopathy as a part of familial dilated cardiomyopathy. Circulation. 2010 May 25. 121(20):2169-75. [Medline]. ... Beneficial effects of metoprolol in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Metoprolol in Dilated Cardiomyopathy (MDC) Trial Study ... How is dilated cardiomyopathy characterized?. Updated: Nov 28, 2018 * Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra ...
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... Fernando A. Botoni,1,2,3 Antonio Luiz P. Ribeiro,1,2 Carolina Coimbra Marinho,4 Marcia ... Therefore, the objective of this review is to describe the treatment of Chagas cardiomyopathy with emphasis on its ... Despite its importance, chronic chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) pathophysiology is yet poorly understood, and independently of its ... the therapeutic approach of CCC is still transposed from the knowledge acquired from other cardiomyopathies. ...
  • Readers will be informed about current research on different aspects of these cardiomyopathies such as etiology, important imaging methods used in diagnosis and treatment, genetics and clinical management. (news-medical.net)
  • In most cases, the diagnosis of 'cardiomyopathy' in a child elicits concern in both the child (if old enough to understand) and the parent. (heart.org)
  • As the only public interest group for this heart disease in children, CCF is committed to accelerating the search for cures while improving diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for those affected by pediatric cardiomyopathy. (idealist.org)
  • Diagnosis of cardiomyopathy depends on which type a child has. (kidshealth.org)
  • Alcoholism, for example, has been identified as a cause of dilated cardiomyopathy, as has drug toxicity, and certain infections (including Hepatitis C). Untreated celiac disease can cause cardiomyopathies, which can completely reverse with a timely diagnosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The diagnosis of cardiomyopathy is made by a physician via a thorough history and physical exam. (healthcentral.com)
  • To learn about diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, please visit the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Program. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy: challenges in diagnosis and management. (nih.gov)
  • Point out that for the majority with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, older age at diagnosis, congestive heart failure, and left ventricular fractional shortening were associated equally with risk of death or transplantation, but short stature was predictive of death only. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Cleveland Clinic's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center is a multidisciplinary specialty treatment group dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of HCM in individuals and family members. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Metabolic screening for differential diagnosis of infantile DCMP is recommended to rule out rare, but manageable, metabolic cardiomyopathies. (medworm.com)
  • An eligible member may be covered for a transplant for one diagnosis but not for another (for example, a heart transplant may be approved for primary cardiomyopathy , but denied for amyloidosis). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Our multidisciplinary team combines education and medicine, helping you manage your cardiomyopathy diagnosis. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is an anatomic and pathologic diagnosis associated with muscle or electrical dysfunction of the heart. (aafp.org)
  • Since alcohol is only one of the causes of dilated cardiomyopathy, it is important that the physician make a correct diagnosis for this disorder. (wisegeek.com)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs during pregnancy or in the first 5 months afterward. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy as a part of familial dilated cardiomyopathy. (medscape.com)
  • Breastfeeding, Cellular Immune Activation, and Myocardial Recovery in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. (nih.gov)
  • Circulating T-Cell Subsets, Monocytes, and Natural Killer Cells in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Results From the Multicenter IPAC Study. (nih.gov)
  • Relaxin-2 and Soluble Flt1 Levels in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Results of the Multicenter IPAC Study. (nih.gov)
  • GNB3 C825T Polymorphism and Myocardial Recovery in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Results of the Multicenter Investigations of Pregnancy-Associated Cardiomyopathy Study. (nih.gov)
  • Shared Genetic Predisposition in Peripartum and Dilated Cardiomyopathies. (nih.gov)
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in 2015. (nih.gov)
  • Earlier detection can help avoid many serious complications of peripartum cardiomyopathy. (nih.gov)
  • Towards a unifying hypothesis for the pathogenesis of peripartum cardiomyopathy. (nih.gov)
  • Family planning methods in peripartum cardiomyopathy. (nih.gov)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy occurs during or after pregnancy. (healthline.com)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) has a number of definitions, but the authors prefer to use the one put forth by the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on PPCM 2010. (medscape.com)
  • The exact cause of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is unknown, but the usual causes of systolic dysfunction and pulmonary edema should be excluded. (medscape.com)
  • A more recent study consisting of sequencing 43 genes with variants associated with dilated cardiomyopathy from 172 women with peripartum cardiomyopathy revealed 26 (15%) distinct, rare truncating variants in 8 genes among women with peripartum cardiomyopathy-with TTN truncating variants the most prevalent. (medscape.com)
  • We have several research efforts, both locally and in North America, aimed at investigating the causes of peripartum cardiomyopathy and establishing the best treatment plans. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • Our researchers have partnered with the Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Network in the first prospective study funded by the National Institute's of Health. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • Read our published articles and scientific research posters on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • What is Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)? (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • Anthracycline and Peripartum Cardiomyopathies. (medworm.com)
  • Our team has special expertise in treating women with peripartum cardiomyopathy - a rare form of heart failure that occurs in the late stages of pregnancy, during delivery, or shortly afterwards. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is an often fatal disease that affects pregnant women who are near delivery, and it occurs more frequently in women with pre-eclampsia and/or multiple gestation. (nih.gov)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a group of disorders. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Types of cardiomyopathy include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, and Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome). (wikipedia.org)
  • In restrictive cardiomyopathy the ventricle stiffens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy may be caused by amyloidosis, hemochromatosis, and some cancer treatments. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are four main forms - dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). (thetimes.co.uk)
  • 3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy. (healthcentral.com)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy is less common than the other two forms. (healthcentral.com)
  • What is Restrictive Cardiomyopathy? (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • In restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) the heart muscle becomes rigid and unable to relax and fill with blood. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the least common form. (healthline.com)
  • What medications can help with treating restrictive cardiomyopathy? (webmd.com)
  • Some people with restrictive cardiomyopathy may get better by taking types of drugs called beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors. (webmd.com)
  • Should people with restrictive cardiomyopathy exercise? (webmd.com)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is a rare disease of the myocardium and is the least common of the three clinically recognized and described cardiomyopathies. (medscape.com)
  • Search for extracardiac manifestations of a systemic disorder that may cause secondary restrictive cardiomyopathy (eg, hemochromatosis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, or scleroderma). (medscape.com)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy is uncommon in adults and rarely affects children. (mydr.com.au)
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a serious problem that makes your heart muscle stiff. (cigna.com)
  • But we do know that there are a number of diseases or problems that can lead to restrictive cardiomyopathy. (cigna.com)
  • You can inherit diseases, including Gaucher disease and Fabry's disease , that can lead to restrictive cardiomyopathy. (cigna.com)
  • But these diseases can be treated to prevent restrictive cardiomyopathy. (cigna.com)
  • How is restrictive cardiomyopathy diagnosed? (cigna.com)
  • You may also have other treatment for the problem that is causing restrictive cardiomyopathy, such as medicines to get rid of too much iron in the heart muscle ( hemochromatosis ). (cigna.com)
  • You will probably need to take several medicines to treat heart failure caused by restrictive cardiomyopathy. (cigna.com)
  • 7 The four types of cardiomyopathy are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. (uspharmacist.com)
  • Hi everyone, I've Had restrictive cardiomyopathy with limited activity since I was 8 yrs old. (medhelp.org)
  • Major types include dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. (aafp.org)
  • Heart transplantation is the treatment of choice in children with idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy. (aafp.org)
  • While this type of cardiomyopathy occurs at many ages, in children and young adults with this condition there may be no symptoms, yet they are at high risk of sudden cardiac death. (cdc.gov)
  • A family history of cardiomyopathy, heart failure or sudden cardiac arrest. (cdc.gov)
  • HIV-related cardiomyopathy is often not associated with any specific opportunistic infection, and approximately 40% of patients have not experienced any opportunistic infection before the onset of cardiac symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiac autoimmunity affects the pathogenesis of HIV-related heart disease as HIV-infected patients with dilated cardiomyopathy are more likely to have cardiac-specific autoantibodies (anti-α-myosin autoantibodies) than HIV-infected patients with healthy hearts and HIV-negative controls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle causing cardiac myocyte injury and myocardial dysfunction, which impair structural and functional ventricular filling or ejection of blood in the absence of other structural or vascular heart diseases. (news-medical.net)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common genetic cardiac condition, is difficult to diagnose and affects each person differently. (ohsu.edu)
  • Srihari S. Naidu MD, FSCAI, FACC, FAHA, Editor of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is an Associate Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. (springer.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause serious heart symptoms or sudden cardiac death, a life-threatening condition that requires emergency care. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Family history: A family tree should be constructed with specific attention to cardiomyopathy, rhythm problems, sudden cardiac or unexplained death, cardiac surgery or presence of other cardiac disease in relatives. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Occasionally, a myocardial biopsy may be performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory to help determine the cause of the cardiomyopathy. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most commonly inherited cardiac condition, occurring in one in every 500 people within the general population. (prweb.com)
  • The effectiveness of a cardiac rehabilitation in patients with cardiomyopathy, evaluating the respiratory muscle strength, pulmonary function, cardiovascular function, and impact on quality of life. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Sometimes this form of cardiomyopathy causes cardiac arrest (sudden malfunctioning and stopping of the heart) in teenagers and young adults, often in otherwise fit athletes who previously had no symptoms. (mydr.com.au)
  • In 1987 idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was a disorder of unknown cause that directly affected one or both cardiac ventricles in a diffuse or multifactorial fashion, and that produced heart failure, at least in some patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The authors investigated the role of marionobufagenin in uremic cardiomyopathic, suggesting that the increased levels of MGB are implicated in the development of a uremic cardiomyopathy associated with diastolic dysfunction, cardiac hypertrophy, and systemic oxidant stress. (ahajournals.org)
  • Recognizing the need for a coordinated approach to treat this complex disease, the UPMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center provides a central location for patients and families to receive HCM services including genetic counseling, cardiac imaging, stress testing, nutritional consultation and psychological care. (upmc.com)
  • Primary cardiomyopathy - The patient does not have other cardiac conditions that lead to weakened heart muscle. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • AbstractIdentification of patients with non ‐ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy (NICM) who are at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) and could benefit from an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is challenging. (medworm.com)
  • The leading causes of SCD among young athletes are cardiac diseases, particularly hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), cardiac output is limited by the thickened myocardium through impaired filling and outflow. (jci.org)
  • In some individuals, cardiomyopathy may progress to cause congestive heart failure, cardiac arrest, and sudden death. (rarediseases.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most commonly diagnosed cardiac disease in cats. (cornell.edu)
  • Treatment also depends on which type of cardiomyopathy you have. (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy and how sick a child is when diagnosed. (kidshealth.org)
  • This type of cardiomyopathy is most often passed down through families. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The most common causes of this type of cardiomyopathy are amyloidosis and scarring of the heart from an unknown cause. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy and the severity of symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy and condition of disease, but may include medication (conservative treatment) or iatrogenic/implanted pacemakers for slow heart rates, defibrillators for those prone to fatal heart rhythms, ventricular assist devices (VADs) for severe heart failure, or ablation for recurring dysrhythmias that cannot be eliminated by medication or mechanical cardioversion. (wikipedia.org)
  • It's a fairly common type of cardiomyopathy. (healthline.com)
  • Treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy, and may involve taking medicines or having surgery. (mydr.com.au)
  • Symptoms and signs will vary depending on the type of cardiomyopathy you have, how severe it is, and your age. (mydr.com.au)
  • This type of cardiomyopathy, though very rare, is one of the leading causes of sudden death in athletes. (wisegeek.com)
  • Symptoms vary, depending on the type of cardiomyopathy and its severity. (denverhealth.org)
  • Johns Hopkins clinicians developed this test, and the results of it can help your doctor identify the type of cardiomyopathy you may have. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The specific symptoms of pediatric cardiomyopathy depend upon the type of cardiomyopathy present. (rarediseases.org)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused by a narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart with blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In many cases, however, no causing effect can be identified and thus, the condition is referred to as, idiopathic non ischemic (dilated) cardiomyopathy. (springer.com)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy occurs when your heart can no longer pump blood to the rest of your body due to coronary artery disease . (healthline.com)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of heart failure. (healthline.com)
  • One form of cardiomyopathy is called ischemic because the cause is repeated heart attacks or strokes. (wisegeek.com)
  • Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy includes three main types where the cause may not always be clear. (wisegeek.com)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused by repeated heart attacks or strokes. (wisegeek.com)
  • So, cardiomyopathy is often broken down into two categories, ischemic and non-ischemic, depending on whether coronary artery disease is causing the condition. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy is caused by coronary artery disease and heart attacks. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • There are two categories of cardiomyopathy: ischemic and non-ischemic. (denverhealth.org)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy is most common. (denverhealth.org)
  • Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy is less common. (denverhealth.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy may be termed ischemic or nonischemic. (rarediseases.org)
  • Ischemic cardiomyopathy refers to a lack of blood flow and oxygen (ischemia) to the heart and this often results from hardening of the arteries (coronary artery disease). (rarediseases.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is thought to be the most common inherited or genetic heart disease. (cdc.gov)
  • Genetic or inherited types of cardiomyopathy cannot be prevented, but adopting or following a healthier lifestyle can help control symptoms and complications. (cdc.gov)
  • This extensively updated edition provides a comprehensive review of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the most common genetic disorder of the heart characterized by dysfunctional contractility at the sarcomere level. (springer.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic condition in which the heart fails to pump normally due to the muscular walls of the ventricles becoming abnormally thickened and stiff. (news-medical.net)
  • Possible causes of dilated congestive cardiomyopathy include: inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) either infectious or non-infectious, excessive alcohol consumption, nutritional deficiencies, complications arising shortly before or after childbirth (postpartum), and genetic disorders. (healthcentral.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic condition that causes your heart walls to thicken. (emoryhealthcare.org)
  • Learn more about Cardiomyopathy Genetic Testing and Screening for Families. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is believed to be genetic. (healthline.com)
  • In this type of genetic cardiomyopathy, fat and extra fibrous tissue replace the muscle of the right ventricle. (healthline.com)
  • [ 6 , 7 ] Case reports of women from the same family who developed PPCM suggested a possible familial/genetic risk, but it seems that some of these women may have had familial dilated cardiomyopathy that was unmasked by the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy. (medscape.com)
  • See 'Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Gene mutations and clinical genetic testing' . (uptodate.com)
  • Although a viral etiology had been proposed, dilated cardiomyopathy could be associated with numerous genetic and non-genetic diseases. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Although Syrian hamster studies did not suggest a genetic deficiency as the primary cause of dilated cardiomyopathy in that model, it was thought possible that ANP production or levels were somehow involved in how the myocardium responds in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Over the past decades, UCSF has helped pioneer breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of genetic heart disorders such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease which causes the muscle of the heart to thicken. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disease that affects more than 600,000 people in the United States, but only 20 percent of these individuals know that they have it," said Joon Sup Lee, M.D., clinical director, UPMC Cardiovascular Institute. (upmc.com)
  • One of the major advances in our understanding of cardiomyopathies is the use of genetic testing. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Genetic mutations account for a significant percentage of cardiomyopathies, which are a leading cause of congestive heart failure. (jci.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetic heart condition affecting an estimated 1 in 250 people. (ucsd.edu)
  • 1 There are various causes of cardiomyopathy, most of which are genetic. (aafp.org)
  • Chapters cover different kinds of cardiomyopathies: hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, pediatric cardiomyopathies, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, inherited cardiomyopathies, Chagas disease, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and more. (news-medical.net)
  • Ampulla cardiomyopathy Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: reversible left ventricular dysfunction with ST elevation," Japanese Circulation Journal , vol. 64, pp. 156-159, 2000. (hindawi.com)
  • In takotsubo cardiomyopathy (also called transient apical ballooning and stress cardiomyopathy), left ventricular dysfunction, which can be remarkably depressed, recovers within a few weeks. (ahajournals.org)
  • Takotsubo cardiomyopathy occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women soon after exposure to sudden, unexpected emotional or physical stress. (ahajournals.org)
  • For instance, the incidence of takotsubo cardiomyopathy increased substantially in elderly women living near the epicenter of the Niigata earthquake. (ahajournals.org)
  • There is as yet no consensus on the diagnostic criteria for takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (ahajournals.org)
  • It is necessary to establish worldwide consensus on diagnostic criteria for takotsubo cardiomyopathy. (ahajournals.org)
  • Computer-assisted SCOPUS or MEDLINE searches of the literature for the terms apical ballooning , ampulla cardiomyopathy , tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy , and takotsubo cardiomyopathy between 1989 and December 2007 demonstrated an exponentially increasing frequency of publications. (ahajournals.org)
  • Until 2000, a few case reports were published, but the presentation of takotsubo cardiomyopathy has increased gradually since 2001. (ahajournals.org)
  • takotsubo cardiomyopathy has probably gained broad attention in the field of cardiology among US and European physicians. (ahajournals.org)
  • Some people who have cardiomyopathy never have symptoms, while others may show signs as the disease progresses. (cdc.gov)
  • Cardiomyopathy can be acquired-developed because of another disease, condition, or factor-or inherited. (cdc.gov)
  • If you have an underlying disease or condition that can cause cardiomyopathy, early treatment of that condition can help prevent the disease from developing. (cdc.gov)
  • The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Clinic at OHSU is the first of its kind in Oregon dedicated to treating this complicated disease, in which the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick. (ohsu.edu)
  • The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is a national, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization focused on pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease. (idealist.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a serious disease. (kidshealth.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is disease of abnormal heart muscle in which the heart muscle becomes weakened, stretched, or has another structural problem. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of Chagas disease in patients presenting with dilated cardiomyopathy to three large acute care hospitals in Houston to assess the clinical impact of this infection and risk factors for acquiring the disease. (bcm.edu)
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a disease process that affects the myocardium of the heart. (lsu.edu)
  • THE QUESTION The most common type of heart muscle disease, or cardiomyopathy, occurs when the organ becomes enlarged, or dilated. (washingtonpost.com)
  • People with heart muscle disease, especially those with dilated cardiomyopathy. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Myopathy, a condition affecting skeletal muscles Fibrosing cardiomyopathy, a disease in great apes "What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy? (wikipedia.org)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of heart muscle that is characterized by ventricular chamber enlargement and contractile dysfunction. (medscape.com)
  • A recognized expert in the management of patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in general, and the minimally-invasive alternative to open heart surgery alcohol septal ablation in particular, Dr. Naidu runs a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center of Excellence and has managed over 1000 patients with the disease. (springer.com)
  • Most heart failure in people with diabetes results from coronary artery disease, and diabetic cardiomyopathy is only said to exist if there is no coronary artery disease to explain the heart muscle disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • One particularity of diabetic cardiomyopathy is the long latent phase, during which the disease progresses but is completely asymptomatic. (wikipedia.org)
  • In most cases, diabetic cardiomyopathy is detected with concomitant hypertension or coronary artery disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • These changes are accompanied by a variety of electrocardiographic changes that may be associated with diabetic cardiomyopathy in 60% of patients without structural heart disease, although usually not in the early asymptomatic phase. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a serious disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and weakened. (heart.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the heart muscle. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a progressive disease of the myocardium, or heart muscle. (healthline.com)
  • There are many different types of cardiomyopathy caused by a range of factors, from coronary heart disease to certain drugs. (healthline.com)
  • Diabetes or thyroid disease can also cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (healthline.com)
  • Alternatively, nonischemic cardiomyopathy is any form that isn't related to coronary artery disease. (healthline.com)
  • Noncompaction cardiomyopathy, also called spongiform cardiomyopathy, is a rare disease present at birth. (healthline.com)
  • Explain that an analysis of risk factors for either death or transplantation found some differences in predictors for children with dilated cardiomyopathy depending on the etiology of the disease. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetically determined heart muscle disease caused by mutations in one of several sarcomere genes which encode components of the contractile apparatus. (uptodate.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease, is a major cause of heart failure. (intermountainhealthcare.org)
  • She first lost her 11-month-old son Bryan to undiagnosed cardiomyopathy, and then one year later lost her 9-month-old child, Kevin, to the disease as well. (parents.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited disease of the heart muscle. (ucsfhealth.org)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, primarily affecting your heart's main pumping chamber (left ventricle). (healingwell.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a challenging disease to diagnose and treat because the symptoms often mimic other conditions, and some patients experience no symptoms at all," said Ferhaan Ahmad, M.D., Ph.D., director, UPMC Cardiovascular Genetics Center. (upmc.com)
  • Secondary cardiomyopathy - Caused by a medical condition (such as hypertension, valve disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, or toxins/medications). (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Coronary artery disease is a common and potentially reversible cause of cardiomyopathy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • These forms of cardiomyopathy are not related to known coronary artery disease. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • It includes types of cardiomyopathy that are not related to coronary artery disease. (denverhealth.org)
  • Authors: Kul Ş, GÜvenÇ TS, ÇaliŞkan M Abstract Background/ aim: Malnutrition is common in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), especially in the end-stages of the disease where heart failure symptoms predominate. (medworm.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats, and while there are things that can be done to medically manage cats with this condition, it is true that there is no cure for HCM. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • There are two main forms of the disease - hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Specifically, cardiomyopathy means disease of the heart muscle (myocardium). (rarediseases.org)
  • Viral infections affecting the heart can produce myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, which can progress to cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, according to the National Institutes of Health. (reference.com)
  • The intensity of the stains for TNF-α and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) of the myocardium was greater in patients with HIV associated cardiomyopathy (as opposed to idiopathic cardiomyopathy), myocardial viral infection and was inversely correlated with CD4 count with antiretroviral therapy having no effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • With cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle (called the myocardium ) is abnormal. (kidshealth.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle (myocardium), which usually causes inadequate heart pumping. (drugs.com)
  • There are several types of cardiomyopathy, all affecting the myocardium or muscle tissue of the heart. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy starts with the middle layer of the walls of the heart ( The Myocardium ), enlarges and damages the tissue surrounding the heart causing dysfunctions within the heart and the lack of normal blood flow. (smore.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is characterized by hypertrophy of the myocardium and is associated with various clinical presentations ranging from complete absence of symptoms to sudden, unexpected death. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The American Heart Association (AHA) defines cardiomyopathy as a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium, usually with inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy or dilatation. (aafp.org)
  • It is likely that most myocarditides are subclinical, though they may present later as idiopathic cardiomyopathy or with ventricular arrhythmias. (health.am)
  • Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy also have an irregular arrangement of heart muscle cells-myofiber disarray- that can contribute to fatal arrhythmias in some people. (prweb.com)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), also called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), is an underrecognized clinical entity manifested by ventricular arrhythmias and a specific ventricular pathology [ 1-3 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Towbin JA, Lorts A. Arrhythmias and dilated cardiomyopathy common pathogenetic pathways? (nature.com)
  • 3 Cocaine use is associated with cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction (MI), arrhythmias, congestive heart failure (CHF), aortic dissection, endocarditis, and cardiomyopathy. (uspharmacist.com)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy? (kidshealth.org)
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy. (parents.com)
  • Common symptoms of cardiomyopathy that may occur include fatigue, shortness of breath (dyspnea) especially with exertion, and chest pain. (rarediseases.org)
  • Patient education material brought to you by the American Heart Association and the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation . (heart.org)
  • NORD gratefully acknowledges Steve D. Colan, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Research, Boston Children's Hospital, and the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, for assistance in the preparation of this report. (rarediseases.org)
  • Many people with dilated cardiomyopathy have no symptoms. (webmd.com)
  • About one-third of people with dilated cardiomyopathy inherit it. (mydr.com.au)
  • In people with dilated cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle stretches and becomes thinner, according to the American Heart Association. (livescience.com)
  • However, the most researched cause of cardiomyopathy is myocarditis (myocardial inflammation and infection) caused by HIV-1, which the main subtype of HIV (the other being HIV-2), with greater likelihood of transmission and shorter period between infection and illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coinfection with viruses (usually, coxsackievirus B3 and cytomegalovirus) seems to have an important effect as the GISCA autopsy records show that 83% of patients with myocarditis and 50% with dilated cardiomyopathy were coinfected with viruses. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2015 cardiomyopathy and myocarditis affected 2.5 million people. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to a statement from officials in Oxfordshire County, England, Michael died of natural causes, including a condition called "dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis. (livescience.com)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition that affects the heart muscle , and myocarditis means inflammation of the heart wall. (livescience.com)
  • Myocarditis may heal without lasting damage, but cardiomyopathy is a state where the heart has already been damaged. (reference.com)
  • High troponin levels usually indicate heart muscle damage, pulmonary hypertension, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy or congestive heart failure, according to th. (reference.com)
  • Symptoms associated with all forms of cardiomyopathy can range from minor to moderate feelings of fatigue, shortness of breath with exertion, irregular heartbeat, to frank symptoms and signs of congestive heart failure where the heart no longer functions adequately to circulate blood. (healthcentral.com)
  • Echocardiographic measures of left ventricular function and congestive heart failure were shared as risk factors by multiple etiologies, although not all risk factors were associated with both transplantation and death in all types of cardiomyopathy, according to Jorge A. Alvarez, MD, PhD, of the University of Miami in Florida, and colleagues. (medpagetoday.com)
  • As well as causing heart attacks, narrowing of the coronary arteries can cause cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • The heart muscle becomes damaged due to blockages in the coronary arteries (which carry blood to the heart), and it leads to cardiomyopathy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Relationship between malnutrition and coronary microvascular dysfunction in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. (medworm.com)
  • This describes a rare case of coronary artery to pulmonary artery fistula in a patient with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that presented late in life. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It can correctly distinguish acquired hypertrophy from hypertension, athlete's heart, or Fabry Cardiomyopathy from HCM, enabling appropriate requests for family screening. (prweb.com)
  • Considered one of the most severe pediatric heart diseases, cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of heart transplants and sudden deaths in children. (idealist.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most common cause of sudden death in young people. (news-medical.net)
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) is a very rare form of cardiomyopathy, but it's the leading cause of sudden death in young athletes. (healthline.com)
  • Extreme cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may lead to heart failure, or even sudden death. (upmc.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most-common cause of sudden death in otherwise healthy young athletes, and affects approximately one in 500 people overall. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator should be placed in patients with cardiomyopathy who are at risk of sudden death. (aafp.org)
  • Retrieved on October 22, 2019 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Hypertrophic-Cardiomyopathy-Screening.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • 2019. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Screening . (news-medical.net)
  • The pathophysiology of cardiomyopathies is better understood at the cellular level with advances in molecular techniques. (wikipedia.org)
  • Despite its importance, chronic chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC) pathophysiology is yet poorly understood, and independently of its social, clinical, and epidemiological importance, the therapeutic approach of CCC is still transposed from the knowledge acquired from other cardiomyopathies. (hindawi.com)
  • PITTSBURGH, March 8, 2010 - UPMC has established a center to treat patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a condition in which the heart muscle is abnormally thick without apparent cause. (upmc.com)
  • Our younger patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy require a specialized approached by a cardiologist pediatrician. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • If this happens, the condition is called obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (prweb.com)
  • The surgical procedure for obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is called septal myectomy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Although the cause of cardiomyopathy is sometimes unknown, certain diseases or conditions can lead to cardiomyopathy. (cdc.gov)
  • Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Heart attacks , high blood pressure , infections, and other diseases can all cause cardiomyopathy. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiomyopathies are diverse diseases of the heart muscle which may adversely limit the ability of the heart to pump blood to the body and are present in as many as 1 in 500 individuals. (apple.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle. (conservapedia.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy is the term used to describe a range of diseases of the heart muscle. (mydr.com.au)
  • Connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, can be associated with cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • Cardiomyopathy progresses in most cases, and is one of the main diseases requiring heart transplant. (wisegeek.com)
  • Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that often lead to progressive heart failure with significant morbidity and mortality. (aafp.org)
  • I don't know if that much alcohol can induce cardiomyopathy, but people might be genuinely surprised to find out that they qualify as an alcoholic, with an alcoholic's diseases. (wisegeek.com)
  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathy refers to structural damage or malfunction of the heart muscle. (rarediseases.org)
  • Nearly all patients with pediatric cardiomyopathy have the nonischemic type. (rarediseases.org)
  • This report deals with nonischemic pediatric cardiomyopathy. (rarediseases.org)
  • The various forms of nonischemic cardiomyopathy occur because of structural damage and malfunction of the heart muscle itself. (rarediseases.org)
  • In July 2018, the FDA alerted the public about an investigation into reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet food. (fda.gov)
  • This is more common in males and is the most common form of cardiomyopathy in children. (cdc.gov)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy in both adults and children. (mydr.com.au)
  • Although no cause is found in many cases, there are numerous conditions that may result in this form of cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • Dr. Stephen Heitner, cardiologist at the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, talks about symptoms, treatments and OHSU's Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program, the only one in Oregon. (ohsu.edu)
  • What medication treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are available? (medicinenet.com)
  • According to research, HIV , HIV treatments, and dietary and lifestyle factors can also increase your risk of cardiomyopathy. (healthline.com)
  • Side effects from some cancer treatments (such as certain chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy) can also cause some types of cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • Our cutting-edge research has led to innovative treatments for managing cardiomyopathy and heart failure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • According to the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, one in every 100,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. (heart.org)
  • According to the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, approximately 79 percent of pediatric cardiomyopathy is idiopathic. (rarediseases.org)
  • When cardiomyopathy occurs, the normal muscle in the heart can thicken, stiffen, thin out, or fill with substances the body produces that do not belong in the heart muscle. (cdc.gov)
  • The most common form, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), occurs when your heart muscle is too weak to pump blood efficiently. (healthline.com)
  • When it occurs after delivery, it's sometimes called postpartum cardiomyopathy. (healthline.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs if heart muscle cells enlarge and cause the walls of the ventricles-usually the left ventricle-to thicken. (prweb.com)
  • Primary cardiomyopathy occurs by itself or for unknown reasons (idiopathic). (rarediseases.org)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is when the heart 's ability to pump blood is lessened because its main pumping chamber, the left ventricle, is enlarged and weakened. (webmd.com)
  • In Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the thickened muscle makes the inside of the left ventricle smaller so that it holds less blood. (smartdraw.com)
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy is an enlarged left ventricle and that condition will reduce the EF. (medhelp.org)
  • In dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) the heart muscle becomes thin, the left ventricle (lower left chamber of the heart) becomes enlarged (dilated) and the heart is unable to squeeze efficiently, reducing the amount of blood that is pumped to the body. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heart condition characterized by abnormal thickening ("hypertrophy") of the heart muscle , most often in the main pumping chamber called the left ventricle. (upmc.com)
  • The doctor diagnosed him with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, a condition where the left ventricle becomes enlarged, weak and unable to provide enough force to pump the blood to the rest of the body. (smore.com)
  • The Mayo Clinic notes that infection, including by viruses, is one of the possible causes of dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the left ventricle of the heart becomes larger and weaker. (reference.com)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects the way the heart muscle works by causing it to grow thicker and stiffer than normal in certain areas, especially in the walls of the left ventricle and septum. (ucsd.edu)
  • Congenital heart defects may cause cardiomyopathy. (wisegeek.com)
  • These results suggest that the etiology of dilated cardiomyopathy modifies the importance of certain predictive factors," they wrote online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association . (medpagetoday.com)
  • More than half of all cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are inherited. (mydr.com.au)
  • We hereby discuss two cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with angina refractory to beta-blockers, where ranolazine led to improvement in symptoms. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • To determine the familial occurrence and pathogenesis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The role of atrial natriuretic peptide levels in the pathogenesis or progression of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy was just beginning to be explored in 1987. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • See 'Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Pathogenesis and genetics' and 'Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: Anatomy, histology, and clinical manifestations' . (uptodate.com)
  • Thus, in addition to repetitive membrane damage, inadequate membrane repair may participate in the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophies and cardiomyopathies. (jci.org)
  • Diabetic cardiomyopathy is characterized functionally by ventricular dilation, enlargement of heart cells, prominent interstitial fibrosis and decreased or preserved systolic function in the presence of a diastolic dysfunction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Etiologically, four main causes are responsible for the development of heart failure in diabetic cardiomyopathy: microangiopathy and related endothelial dysfunction, autonomic neuropathy, metabolic alterations that include abnormal glucose use and increased fatty acid oxidation, generation and accumulation of free radicals, and alterations in ion homeostasis, especially calcium transients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Wnt5a is associated with right ventricular dysfunction and adverse outcome in dilated cardiomyopathy. (springer.com)
  • By this definition, PPCM is an idiopathic cardiomyopathy that presents with heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. (medscape.com)
  • Roura S, Bayes-Genis A. Vascular dysfunction in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. (nature.com)
  • Gopal DM, Sam F. New and emerging biomarkers in left ventricular systolic dysfunction--insight into dilated cardiomyopathy. (nature.com)
  • There are several different types of cardiomyopathy, the most common types being dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • Several different types of cardiomyopathy exist and the specific symptoms vary from person to person. (rarediseases.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affects about 1 in 500 people while dilated cardiomyopathy affects 1 in 2,500. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a very common condition and affects about 1 in 500 people in the UK. (news-medical.net)
  • As cardiomyopathy progresses, the heart becomes weaker and less able to pump blood through the body. (conservapedia.com)
  • The most common type of HIV induced cardiomyopathy is dilated cardiomyopathy also known as eccentric ventricular hypertrophy which leads to impaired contraction of the ventricles due to volume overload. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also, the diabetic patient may show subtle signs of diabetic cardiomyopathy related to decreased left ventricular compliance or left ventricular hypertrophy or a combination of both. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main feature of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is an excessive thickening of the heart muscle-hypertrophy literally means to thicken. (prweb.com)
  • An infantile form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disorder characterized by ventricular hypertrophy, which is usually asymmetric and often involves the interventricular septum. (uniprot.org)
  • The dilated, restrictive, and infiltrative cardiomyopathies. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Cardiomyopathies are either confined to the heart or are part of a generalized systemic disorder, both often leading to cardiovascular death or progressive heart failure-related disability. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiomyopathy can be defined simply as an inflammatory disorder of the heart muscle, which then becomes weakened and unable to pump blood efficiently. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a disorder of the heart muscle in people with diabetes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Management of dilated cardiomyopathy involves treating the underlying disorder such as a curable infection or nutritional deficiency. (healthcentral.com)
  • Cardiomyopathy may be confined to the heart or may be part of a generalized systemic disorder, often leading to cardiovascular death or progressive heart failure-related disability. (aafp.org)
  • OHSU experts will help find the right treatment for your hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (ohsu.edu)
  • Written by a panel of recognized experts, this Web site brochure familiarizes children and/or their parents with the basic concepts of cardiomyopathy from its definition to the latest potential treatment options. (heart.org)
  • Some types of cardiomyopathy in children may get better with medical treatment. (kidshealth.org)
  • Therefore, the objective of this review is to describe the treatment of Chagas cardiomyopathy with emphasis on its peculiarities. (hindawi.com)
  • What is the treatment for cardiomyopathy? (healthline.com)
  • Treatment varies depending on how damaged your heart is due to cardiomyopathy and the resulting symptoms. (healthline.com)
  • In some people, cardiomyopathy is mild and no treatment is needed. (mydr.com.au)
  • The goals of treatment for dilated cardiomyopathy are to treat an underlying cause if it's known, improve blood flow, reduce symptoms and prevent further heart damage. (healingwell.com)
  • People who have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) have access to comprehensive, personalized treatment at the UPMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. (upmc.com)
  • Imaging specialists use the latest imaging techniques, such as tissue Doppler imaging, color M-Mode Doppler, transesophageal echocardiography, MR and CT help to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and determine the best treatment. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • These medical professionals are experts in their field and have a particular specialty interest in the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • Nasdaq: MYOK) today announced that it has dosed the first subjects in a Phase 1 clinical study of MYK-224, a small molecule candidate being developed for the treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The most effective treatment for alcoholic cardiomyopathy is complete abstinence from alcohol. (wisegeek.com)
  • outside Japan, this phenomenon was called apical ballooning 7 or stress cardiomyopathy. (ahajournals.org)
  • The Johns Hopkins University Initiative for Stress Cardiomyopathy serves as a valuable resource for physicians and patients who are interested in the effect of stress on the heart. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, mimics a heart attack during a stressful episode. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The annual incidence of HIV associated dilated cardiomyopathy was 15.9/1000 before the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). (wikipedia.org)
  • It is the only center in Oregon certified by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. (ohsu.edu)
  • The UPMC HCM Center is a designated center of excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA) , the only one of its kind in western Pennsylvania. (upmc.com)
  • UC San Diego Health is one of just a few medical centers in California designated as a Center of Excellence by the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association . (ucsd.edu)
  • Pediatric cardiomyopathy can be inherited or acquired through a viral infection and sometimes the cause is unknown. (cdc.gov)
  • Cardiomyopathy can have a specific cause, such as damage to the heart from a heart attack , high blood pressure , or a viral infection . (conservapedia.com)
  • Most viral infections don't cause heart problems, but occasionally a viral infection can affect the heart, causing cardiomyopathy. (mydr.com.au)
  • Does viral cardiomyopathy injure the heart? (reference.com)