Clinical Aspects

  • J. F. Goodwin

Abstract

Dilated (previously known as congestive) cardiomyopathy is essentially a disorder manifest by heart failure of unknown origin. It may be defined as a myocardial disorder with ventricular dilatation and reduced systolic function. In early studies [1] the diagnosis was not appreciated until congestive signs had appeared, but now, because of improved knowledge, better technology and diagnostic advances, diagnosis can be made at an earlier stage. The descriptive title of “dilated” [2] is appropriate, since ventricular dilatation is the most striking pathological feature.

Keywords

Cholesterol Fatigue Carbohydrate Influenza Selenium 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Goodwin JF (1970) Congestive and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies: a decade of study. Lancet 1: 731CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    WHO/ISFC Task Force (1980) Report on the definition and classification of cardiomyopathies. Br Heart J 44: 672CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Brandenburg RO (1985) Dilated (congestive) cardiomyopathy: clinical aspects, treatment and prognosis. In: Goodwin JF (ed) Heart muscle disease. MTP Press, Lancaster, pp 75–86Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Obesekere I (1968) Idiopathic cardiomegaly in Ceylon. Br Heart J 30: 226–235CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Torp A (1978) Incidence of congestive cardiomegaly. Postgrad Med J 54: 435–439PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Williams DG, Olsen EGJ (1985) Prevalence of overt dilated cardiomyopathy in two regions of England. Br Heart J 54: 153–155PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Richardson P, Wodak AA (1983) Alcohol-induced heart muscle disease. In: Symons C, Evans T, Mitchell AG (eds) Specific heart muscle disease. Wright, Bristol, p 99Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Gavazzi A, de Maria R, Caralli A, di Lenarda A, Veritti U, Miami D, Sinagra G, Luvini M, Ometto R, Borgia M, Ciaccheri M, Campana C, Graziano G, Lanzareni L, Gronda E, Camerini F (1990) Complex ventricular arrhythmias in dilated cardiomyopathy: a multicentre Italian experience. In: Baroldi G, Camerini F, Goodwin JF (eds) Advances in cardiomyopathy. Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 354–367Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Wengger NK (1985) Specific heart muscle disease. In: Goodwin JF (ed) Heart muscle disease. MTP Press, Lancaster, pp 95–122CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Oakley CM (1985) Amyloid Heart disease. In: Goodwin JF (ed) Heart muscle disease. MTP Press, Lancaster, pp 141–153CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Goodwin JF (1983) Myocarditis as a possible cause of cardiomyopathy. In: Just H, Schuster HP (eds) Myocarditis and cardiomyopathies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 7–11CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Kawai C (1971) Idiopathic cardiomyopathy: A study on the infection—immune theory as a cause of the disease. Jpn Circ J 33: 765–770CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Goodwin JF (1988) Virological, immunological and clinical features of myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy. In: Schultheiss H-P (ed) New concepts in viral heart disease. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New YorkGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Miklozek Cl, Come TC, Royal HD, Crumpacker CS, Abelman WH (1984) Viral heart disease: a precurser of congestive cardiomyopathy. In: Bolte H-D (ed) Viral heart disease. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 95–98Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Sekiguchi M, Hiroe M, Nunoda S, Hongo M, Misawa T (1990) Natural history of viral myocarditis: critical viewpoints. In: Baroldi G, Camerini F, Goodwin JF (eds) Advances in cardiomyopathies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 302–315Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    Thomas M, Slocum N, Nichols AC (1984) Relations between virus infections and coronary artery disease. In: Bolte H-D (eds) Viral heart disease. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 217–222Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    Taliercio CP (1990) Dilated cardiomyopathy in children. In: Baroldi G, Camerini F, Goodwin JF (eds) Advances in cardiomyopathies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 391–396Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Fuster V, Gersh BJ, Guillani ER, Tajik AJ, Brandenburg RO, Frye RL (1981) The natural history of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol 47: 525–531PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Thiene G, Nava A, Angelini A, Daliento L, Scognamiglio R, Corrada D (1990) Anatomoclinical aspects of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. In: Baroldi G, Camerini F, Goodwin JF (eds) Advances in cardiomyopathies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 397–408Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    Dalla-Volta S (1990) Right ventricular arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy: the clinical point of view. In: Baroldi G, Camerini F, Goodwin JF (eds) Advances in cardiomyopathies. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp 409–415Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Goodwin

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations