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      Myocarditis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Twins or Distant Relatives?

      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Cardiomyopathy, Endomyocardial biopsy, Myocarditis

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          Abstract

          Myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy both commonly present as new unexplained heart failure. This similarity raises the question of the interrelation of these disorders. What proportion of dilated cardiomyopathy begins as myocarditis, what other cardiac insults commonly lead to myocarditis and how often endomyocardial biopsy yields the diagnosis of myocarditis when present, are unknown. Proof that immunosuppressive treatment of myocarditis is beneficial is also lacking.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          978-3-8055-5110-6
          978-3-318-01704-5
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1989
          1989
          12 November 2008
          : 76
          : 5
          : 332-337
          Affiliations
          University of California San Diego, and Cardiology Section, San Diego VA Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., USA
          Article
          174516 Cardiology 1989;76:332–337
          10.1159/000174516
          2688873
          © 1989 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Heart Failure

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