Troponin Mutations in Cardiomyopathies

  • Jens Mogensen
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 592)


Cardiomyopathies are a group of cardiac disorders characterized by structural and functional abnormalities of the myocardium of unexplained aetiology. By convention idiopathic cardiomyopathies are divided into 4 different diagnostic entities: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) and arrythmogenic right ventricle cardiomyopathy (ARVC) (Figure 18.1).1 Recent investigations have revealed that the conditions in many cases are hereditary.2, 3, 4


Mutation Carrier Dilate Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Cardiac Troponin Disease Expression 


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  • Jens Mogensen
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  1. 1.Departments of CardiologySkejby University Hospital AarhusDenmark
  2. 2.The Heart HospitalUniversity College LondonUK

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