Myocardial disease

  • Martin Kaltenbach
  • Ronald E. Vlietstra

Abstract

These are diseases of cardiac muscle, the causes of which are largely unknown. In only a few patients can the myocardial lesion be traced back to a known underlying disease. Variations in nomenclature reflect the rapid increase of knowledge in this disease category. For the hypertrophic form of myocardial disease alone there are literally dozens of different terms that have been used.

Keywords

Radio Nuclide Cardiomyopathy Catecholamine Verapamil Sarcoidosis 

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Copyright information

© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Kaltenbach
    • 1
  • Ronald E. Vlietstra
    • 2
  1. 1.Center of Internal Medicine Department of CardiologyFrankfurt University Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.The Watson ClinicLakelandUSA

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