Further studies have to be done to confirm that ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy patients with viable myocardium could have better or similar response to CRT than idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
Value of Heart Rate Variability to Predict Ventricular Arrhythmias in Recipients of Prophylactic Defibrillators with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
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Antiinflammatory autoimmune cellular responses to cardiactroponin I in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
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A remodeling difference between ventricles also occurs in idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
as demonstrated in the human myocardium, in which remodeling occurs differently in both ventricles during late stages of the disease (HERPEL et al., 2005).
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
(IDC) is the third most common cause of heart failure characterized by ventricular dilatation and impaired myocardial contractility (1).
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Family history (two or more affected individuals) should also be obtained to determine if the etiology might be genetic, since at least 25 percent of individuals have evidence of autosomal dominant inheritance of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
. Family history should also be obtained for hemochromatosis and X-linked disorders such as muscular dystrophy, mitochondrial diseases such as deafness, epilepsy, familial diabetes, maternal inheritance or metabolic disorders.
When the diagnosis of PPCM is considered, nearly every other cause of left ventricular dysfunction must be excluded such as myocardial infarction, sepsis, severe pre-eclampsia, pulmonary embolism, idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
, valve disease ( mitral and aortic stenosis) and pulmonary vasculitides (Systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, rheumatoid disease) Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
has clinical characteristics similar to PPCM, but the onset is not restricted to the peripartum period can occur in the second trimester
Localization of a functional autoimmune epitope on the muscarinic acetylcholine receptor-2 in patients with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
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