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Genetics of restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Sen-Chowdhry, S; Syrris, P; McKenna, WJ; (2010) Genetics of restrictive cardiomyopathy. Heart Fail Clin , 6 (2) pp. 179-186. 10.1016/j.hfc.2009.11.005.

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Restrictive physiology, a severe form of diastolic dysfunction, is characteristically observed in the setting of constrictive pericarditis and myocardial restriction. The latter is commonly due to systemic diseases, some of which are inherited as mendelian traits (eg, hereditary amyloidosis), while others are multifactorial (eg, sarcoidosis). When restrictive physiology occurs as an early and dominant feature of a primary myocardial disorder, it may be termed restrictive cardiomyopathy. In the past decade, clinical and genetic studies have demonstrated that restrictive cardiomyopathy as such is part of the spectrum of sarcomeric disease and frequently coexists with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in affected families.

Type: Article
Title: Genetics of restrictive cardiomyopathy.
Location: United States
DOI: 10.1016/j.hfc.2009.11.005
Keywords: Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive, Diastole, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Pericarditis, Constrictive, Risk Factors, Sarcomeres
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/106185
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