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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


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3. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Infants and Children

By Luis E. Alday and Eduardo Moreyra


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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


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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


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7. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

By M. Obadah Al Chekakie


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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


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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


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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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