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Cardiomyopathy - Disease of the Heart Muscle

Gustav Mattsson

Uppsala University

Gustav Mattsson MD, who graduated from Uppsala University, Sweden, currently working in internal medicine at Gävle hospital. He is active in research at the Centre for Research and Development, Region Gävleborg, Uppsala University, and during the last three years he has authored 17 peer-reviewed articles, 20 articles with editorial-review, 3 book chapters, and presented 5 scientific posters.


Peter Magnusson

Karolinska Institute

Peter Magnusson is a senior consultant in cardiology and active in research projects including topics such as arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, and valve disease. He is currently associated with Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and the Center for Research and Development Region Gävleborg, Uppsala University, Sweden. He is striving for the implementation of research findings in the health care system. The mission to prevent sudden cardiac death is a major task in his academic and clinical work.


Dilated Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy Heart Failure Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Coronary Artery Disease Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Pregnancy Non-compaction Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy Cardiology Heart Muscle Disease

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Cardiomyopathies and heart failure place a considerable burden both on the individuals affected and upon health care systems. Knowledge about the underlying causes of cardiomyopathies as well as diagnostic and therapeutic tools is improving. For heart failure with reduced ejection fraction implementation of this knowledge is lagging behind while for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction satisfactory treatment options are still lacking. Cardiomyopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases with different aetiology, pathophysiology, and prognosis with unique diagnostic and therapeutic considerations to be considered. This ranges from heart failure in the elderly due to ischemia or risk factors such as hypertension, to sudden cardiac death in the young due to an inherited cardiomyopathy.

This book aims to describe varying types of cardiomyopathies with a broad scope, individual chapters might focus more upon a specific aspect of a certain cardiomyopathy. Potential readers consist of medical professionals, researchers, students, but also patients or their relatives.

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Date completed: September 21st 2020

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Expected publication date: May 7th 2021

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Gustav Mattsson

Uppsala University

Gustav Mattsson, MD, graduated from Uppsala University, Sweden and is currently working in internal medicine at Gävle hospital. He is active in research at the Centre for research and development, Region Gävleborg, Uppsala University and has a strong interest in research and scientific writing in the field of cardiology. During the last three years he authored 17 peer-reviewed articles, 20 articles with editorial-review, 3 book chapters and presented 5 scientific posters. Research topics for empirical studies mainly concern cardiomyopathies, arrhythmia, and device therapy.

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