Abstract

Cardiomyopathies are diseases affecting primarily the myocardium. The functional classification, based on the pathophysiological abnormality, includes three forms: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive.

Keywords

Cardiomyopathy Amyloidosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele De Simone
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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