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Recent Advances in the Natural History of Dilated Cardiomyopathy: A Review of the Heart Muscle Disease Registry of Trieste

  • M. Moretti
  • A. Di Lenarda
  • G. Sinagra
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Abstract

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is heart muscle disease characterized by left ventricular or biventricular dilatation and impaired myocardial contractility [1]. It is an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and is one of the two most frequent indications for cardiac transplantation. The prevalence of DCM in the United States has been estimated at around 0.04% [2], with an annual incidence of 0.005–0.006% [2, 3].

Keywords

Dilate Cardiomyopathy Left Bundle Branch Block Left Ventricular Filling Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Restrictive Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Moretti
    • 1
  • A. Di Lenarda
    • 1
  • G. Sinagra
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiovascular Department“Ospedali Riuniti” and University of TriesteTriesteItaly

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