Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Cardiomyopathies in Children

Author(s): Jack F. Price, Aamir Jeewa, Susan W. Denfield

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Cardiomyopathies are diseases of the heart muscle, a term introduced in 1957 to identify a group of myocardial diseases not attributable to coronary artery disease. The definition has since been modified to refer to structural and or functional abnormalities of the myocardium where other known causes of myocardial dysfunction, such as systemic hypertension, valvular disease and ischemic heart disease, have been excluded. In this review, we discuss the pathophysiology, clinical assessment and therapeutic strategies for hypertrophic, dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies, with a particular focus on aspects unique to children.

Keywords: Children, cardiomyopathy, heart failure.

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Year: 2016
Page: [85 - 98]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X12666160301115543

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