|Neonatal Cardiology, 2e|
Chapter 9. Cardiomyopathies
Topics Discussed: cardiomyopathy; cardiomyopathy, dilated; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; pediatric cardiology; restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Sections: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Noncompaction of the Left Ventricle, Multisystem Disorders Associated with Cardiomyopathy, Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Approach, Suggested Readings.
Excerpt:"The term cardiomyopathy is used to indicate myocardial dysfunction
in the absence of an obstructive lesion or sustained hypertension.
Cardiomyopathy is either an isolated abnormality (ie, confined to
the heart) or is associated with a multisystem disorder. Neonates
who have an unrecognized underlying cardiomyopathy may come to medical
attention with a life-threatening response to an otherwise minor
illness. Alternatively, evidence of cardiomyopathy may be noted on
an echocardiogram performed for evaluation of an unrelated problem. ..."
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