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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 27

of 'Determining the etiology and severity of heart failure or cardiomyopathy'

Genetic evaluation of cardiomyopathy--a Heart Failure Society of America practice guideline.
Hershberger RE, Lindenfeld J, Mestroni L, Seidman CE, Taylor MR, Towbin JA, Heart Failure Society of America
J Card Fail. 2009;15(2):83.
Substantial progress has been made recently in understanding the genetic basis of cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathies with known genetic cause include hypertrophic (HCM), dilated (DCM), restrictive (RCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C) and left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC). HCM, DCM, and RCM have been recognized as distinct clinical entities for decades, whereas ARVD/C and LVNC are relative newcomers to the field. Hence the clinical and genetic knowledge for each cardiomyopathy varies, as do the recommendations and strength of evidence.
Cardiovascular Division, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101-5138, USA. rhershberger@med.miami.edu