Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Cardiomyopathies

From Basic Research to Clinical Management

Cardiomyopathy means "heart (cardio) muscle (myo) disease (pathy)". Currently, cardiomyopathies are defined as myocardial disorders in which the heart muscle is structurally and/or functionally abnormal in the absence of a coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease or congenital heart disease sufficient to cause the observed myocardial abnormalities. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the current knowledge of cardiomyopathies. Instead of following the classic interdisciplinary division, the entire cardiovascular system is presented as a functional unity, and the contributors explore pathophysiological mechanisms from different perspectives, including genetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, invasive and non-invasive cardiology, imaging methods and surgery. In order to provide a balanced medical view, this book was edited by a clinical cardiologist.

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CardiomyopathiesFrom Basic Research to Clinical ManagementEdited by Josef Veselka

Published: February 15th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1457

ISBN: 978-953-307-834-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6709-9

Copyright year: 2012

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105378 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

38 Web of Science Citations

51 Dimensions Citations

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1. Classification and Definitions of Cardiomyopathies

By Bhulan Kumar Singh, Krishna Kolappa Pillai, Kanchan Kohli and Syed Ehtaishamul Haque

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2. Management of Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy with a Focus on Alcohol Septal Ablation

By Josef Veselka

1638

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3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Infants and Children

By Luis E. Alday and Eduardo Moreyra

5047

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4. Quality of Life in Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Refractory Chronic Heart Failure Undergoing Devices Implantation

By Elisabete Nave Leal, José Luís Pais Ribeiro and Mário Martins Oliveira

1633

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5. Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Systematic Review

By Viviana Aursulesei and Mihai Dan Datcu

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6. Cardiomyopathy Detection from Electrocardiogram Features

By Mirela Ovreiu and Dan Simon

1495

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7. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

By M. Obadah Al Chekakie

1385

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8. Biomarker for Cardiomyopathy-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide

By Mototsugu Nishii and Tohru Izumi

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9. Heart Muscle and Apoptosis

By Angelos Tsipis

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10. Cardiac Myocytes and Mechanosensation

By Byambajav Buyandelger and Ralph Knöll

1784

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11. Dobutamine-Induced Mechanical Alternans

By Akihiro Hirashiki and Toyoaki Murohara

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12. MicroRNAs Telltale Effects on Signaling Networks in Cardiomyopathy

By Manveen K. Gupta, Zhong-Hui Duan, Sadashiva S. Karnik and Sathyamangla V. Naga Prasad

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13. Intercellular Connections in the Heart: The Intercalated Disc

By Maegen A. Ackermann, Li-Yen R. Hu and Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos

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14. Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-Related Troponin Mutations and Sudden Cardiac Death

By Laura Dewar, Bo Liang, Yueh Li, Shubhayan Sanatani and Glen F. Tibbits

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15. Consequences of Mutations in Genes Encoding Cardiac Troponin C, T and I – Molecular Insights

By Kornelia Jaquet and Andreas Mügge

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16. Cardiomyopathies Associated with Myofibrillar Myopathies

By Lilienbaum Alain and Vernengo Luis

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17. Functional Consequences of Mutations in the Myosin Regulatory Light Chain Associated with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Priya Muthu, Wenrui Huang, Katarzyna Kazmierczak and Danuta Szczesna-Cordary

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18. Role of Genetic Factors in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

By Cieslewicz Artur and Jablecka Anna

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19. Role of Advanced Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Atypical Cardiomyopathies such as Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathie and Left-Ventricular Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy

By Oliver Strohm, Abdullah Shehab and Anwer Qureshi

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20. The Use of Contrast-Enhancement Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Cardiomyopathies

By Marlon A.G.M. Olimulder, Michel A. Galjee, Jan van Es, Lodewijk J. Wagenaar and Clemens von Birgelen

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21. The Evolving Face of Heart Failure Associated with Elevated Cardio-Metabolic Risk Factors

By Chaitanya Dutt, Vijay Chauthaiwale, Anookh Mohanan, KumarPrafull Chandra, Shitalkumar Zambad, Ram Gupta and Siralee Parikh

2039

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22. Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Cardiac Changes, Pathophysiological Mechanisms, Biologic Markers, and the Available Therapeutic Armamentarium

By Michael F. Hill

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23. Insulin Resistance and Cardiomyopathy

By Jiung-Pang Huang and Li-Man Hung

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24. Taurine Depletion-Related Cardiomyopathy in Animals

By Takashi Ito and Junichi Azuma

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25. Thyrotoxic Cardiomyopathy

By Alina Yu. Babenko, Alekber A. Bairamov, Elena N. Grineva and Eugenia O. Ulupova

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26. Drug-Induced Cardiomyopathies

By Jan Klimas

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27. Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity

By Giuseppe Visani, Alessandro Isidori and Giorgio Minotti

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28. Cardiotonic Steroids and Cardiac Fibrosis

By Sandeep Vetteth, Deepak Malhotra and Joseph I. Shapiro

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29. Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy: Clinical Observations

By Jun-Won Lee, Hyun-Kyo Lim, Jang-Young Kim and Sungwoo Ryoo

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30. Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

By Abdul Moiz Hafiz, M. Fuad Jan, Timothy E. Paterick, Suhail Allaqaband and A. Jamil Tajik

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31. Pathology of Takotsubo (Ampulla) Cardiomyopathy

By Sachio Kawai

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32. Torsades de Pointes in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy with QT Prolongation

By Hiroaki Kawano

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33. Torsades de Pointes Associated with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Is It Preventable?

By Dan Justo, Arie Steinvil and Itzhak Shapira

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34. Chagas Heart Disease

By Clara Isabel González and Julio César Mantilla

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35. Chagasic Cardiomyopathy

By Fernando Rosas, Nubia Roa, Zulma M. Cucunubá, Adriana Cuéllar, John Mario Gonzalez and Concepción J. Puerta

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