Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle which primarily affects the heart's main pumping chamber, the left ventricle. It is the most common type of cardiomyopathy and typically affects those aged 20 to 60. The left ventricle of affected individuals becomes enlarged (dilated) and cannot pump blood to the body with as much force as a healthy heart can. The heart muscle also has difficulty contracting normally, which can lead to irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), blood clots, or sudden death. Over time, the heart becomes weaker and heart failure can occur. While the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy is often unknown (idiopathic), some cases are acquired or inherited.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

https://www.barthsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2016

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Kids with Heart National Association for Children's Heart Disorders

Our organization was formed in 1985 with the main mission of providing support, information, resources, and education for the families of the children living with congenital heart defects and to promote public awareness of the issues that these families live with on a day to day basis.

http://www.kidswithheart.org

Last Updated: 4 May 2015

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General Resources

Barth Syndrome Professional Healthcare Brochure

Important information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Barth syndrome.

Updated 12 Apr 2014

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2014 Conference Program

2014 Conference Program

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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How to Diagnose

How to diagnose Barth syndrome

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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Overview of Barth syndrome

Overview of Barth syndrome

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Barath Syndrome Journal

Newsletter published twice a year.

Updated 15 Mar 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" returned 1551 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Assessment of left ventricular hemodynamic forces in healthy subjects and patients with dilated cardiomyopathy using 4D flow MRI.
 

Author(s): Jonatan Eriksson, Ann F Bolger, Tino Ebbers, Carl-Johan Carlhäll

Journal: Physiol Rep. 2016 Feb;4(3):.

 

We hypothesized that the direction of global left ventricular (LV) hemodynamic forces during diastolic filling are concordant with the main flow axes in normal LVs, but that this pattern would be altered in dilated and dysfunctional LVs. Therefore, we aimed to assess the LV hemodynamic ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Abnormal Glucose Tolerance Is Associated with a Reduced Myocardial Metabolic Flexibility in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Domenico Tricò, Simona Baldi, Silvia Frascerra, Elena Venturi, Paolo Marraccini, Danilo Neglia, Andrea Natali

Journal: J Diabetes Res. 2016 ;2016():3906425.

 

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by a metabolic shift from fat to carbohydrates and failure to increase myocardial glucose uptake in response to workload increments. We verified whether this pattern is influenced by an abnormal glucose tolerance (AGT). In 10 patients ...

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" returned 88 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

HLA-DR3 antigen in the resistance to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): B Jin, B W Wu, Z C Wen, H M Shi, J Zhu

Journal: Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res.. 2016 ;49(4):e5131.

 

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) has been hypothesized as a multifactorial disorder initiated by an environment trigger in individuals with predisposing human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles. Published data on the association between HLA-DR3 antigen and IDC risk are inconclusive. ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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Effects of hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy mutations on power output by human β-cardiac myosin.
 

Author(s): James A Spudich, Tural Aksel, Sadie R Bartholomew, Suman Nag, Masataka Kawana, Elizabeth Choe Yu, Saswata S Sarkar, Jongmin Sung, Ruth F Sommese, Shirley Sutton, Carol Cho, Arjun S Adhikari, Rebecca Taylor, Chao Liu, Darshan Trivedi, Kathleen M Ruppel

Journal: J. Exp. Biol.. 2016 Jan;219(Pt 2):161-7.

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the most frequently occurring inherited cardiovascular disease, with a prevalence of more than one in 500 individuals worldwide. Genetically acquired dilated cardiomyopathy is a related disease that is less prevalent. Both are caused by mutations in ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy Revealing Cushing Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Lucien Marchand, Bérénice Segrestin, Marion Lapoirie, Véronique Favrel, Julie Dementhon, Emmanuel Jouanneau, Gérald Raverot

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(46):e2011.

 

Cardiovascular impairments are frequent in Cushing's syndrome and the hypercortisolism can result in cardiac structural and functional changes that lead in rare cases to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Such cardiac impairment may be reversible in response to a eucortisolaemic state.A ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Clinical Study of Immunoadsorption Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2016

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Multicenter Study of Immunoadsorption in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016

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Clinical and Genetic Examinations of Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2015

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