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The disease of the heart muscle may occur secondarily to common diseases, such as ischemic, hypertensive and valvular, among others. However, there is a group of conditions with intrinsic myocardial involvement from gene or multifactorial etiology, and high morbidity and mortality that represent a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge for the physician. The book is focused on these cardiomyopathies, its features, its pathophysiology and its relation to sudden death. Mention is made also on general aspects, like ecocardiographic findings and myocardial contractile reserve, specific as pathophysiology and molecular mechanisms and cardiomyopathies in special populations. Special attention was deserved to cardiomyopathies in pediatrics, diabetic patients and women, as well as to the cases of chronic heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy.

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CardiomyopathiesEdited by Jose Milei

Published: June 12th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/56744

ISBN: 978-953-51-1103-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7161-4

Copyright year: 2013

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22228 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Echocardiography Findings in Common Primary and Secondary Cardiomyopathies

By Gohar Jamil, Ahmed Abbas, Abdullah Shehab and Anwer Qureshi


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2. Left Ventricular Twist in Cardiomyopathy

By B.M. van Dalen and M.L. Geleijnse


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3. Contractile Reserve in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

By Takahiro Okumura and Toyoaki Murohara


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4. Cardiomyopathies: When the Goliaths of Heart Muscle Hurt

By Maegen A. Ackermann and Aikaterini Kontrogianni- Konstantopoulos


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5. Na/K-ATPase Signaling and the Tradeoff Between Natriuresis and Cardiac Fibrosis

By Joe Xie, Larry D. Dial and Joseph I. Shapiro


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6. Dobutamine-Induced Mechanical Alternans

By Akihiro Hirashiki and Toyoaki Murohara


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7. The Role of Genetics in Cardiomyopathy

By Luis Vernengo, Alain Lilienbaum, Onnik Agbulut and Maria-Mirta Rodríguez


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8. Specific Forms of Cardiomyopathy: Genetics, Clinical Presentation and Treatment

By M. Obadah Al Chekakie


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9. Sudden Cardiac Death

By Prabhat Kumar and J Paul Mounsey


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10. Role of Traditional Heart Failure Medications on Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention in Patients with Cardiomyopathy

By Ann M. Anderson and M. Obadah Al Chekakie


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11. Risk Stratification of Sudden Cardiac Death by Evaluating Myocardial Sympathetic Nerve Activity Using Iodine-123 Metaiodobenzylguanidine Scintigraphy in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Dilated Cardiomyopathy

By Yoshikazu Yazaki, Toshimasa Seki, Atsushi Izawa, Minoru Hongo and Uichi Ikeda


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12. Potential Target Molecules in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) and Ryanodine Receptor 2 (RyR2)

By Jan Klimas


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13. Cardiomyopathy in Women: Second Heart Failure

By Kenneth J. McLeod and Carolyn Pierce


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14. Pediatric Cardiomyopathies

By Aspazija Sofijanova and Olivera Jordanova


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