Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Common Name(s)

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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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.

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

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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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

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" returned 1506 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Formation of a TBX20-CASZ1 protein complex is protective against dilated cardiomyopathy and critical for cardiac homeostasis.
 

Author(s): Leslie Kennedy, Erin Kaltenbrun, Todd M Greco, Brenda Temple, Laura E Herring, Ileana M Cristea, Frank L Conlon

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By the age of 40, one in five adults without symptoms of cardiovascular disease are at risk for developing congestive heart failure. Within this population, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) remains one of the leading causes of disease and death, with nearly half of cases genetically determined. ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2017

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Whole exome sequencing identifies a KCNJ12 mutation as a cause of familial dilated cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Hai-Xin Yuan, Kai Yan, Dong-Yan Hou, Zhi-Yong Zhang, Hua Wang, Xin Wang, Juan Zhang, Xiao-Rong Xu, Yan-Hong Liang, Wen-Shu Zhao, Lin Xu, Lin Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(33):e7727.

 

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by left ventricular dilation, and is associated with systolic dysfunction and increased action potential duration. Approximately 50% of DCM cases are caused by inherited gene mutations with genetic and phenotypic heterogeneity. Next generation ...

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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[Severe ventricular arrhythmias in a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy and automated implantable defibrillator (AID)].
 

Author(s): Stéphane Méo Ikama, Jospin Makani, Bertrand Ellenga-Mbolla, Louis Igor Ondze-Kafata, Thierry Raoul Gombet, Gisèle Kimbally-Kaky

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Severe ventricular arrhythmias are frequent during heart failure; they are a life-threatening condition due to the increased risk of sudden death. Efficient management remains limited in sub-Saharan Africa because of the limited or unavailable medical resources as automated implantable ...

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Dilated Cardiomyopathy" returned 81 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy for noncardiac surgery.
 

Author(s): C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Feb;21(3):627-634.

 

Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2017

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Genetics and genomics of dilated cardiomyopathy and systolic heart failure.
 

Author(s): Upasana Tayal, Sanjay Prasad, Stuart A Cook

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Heart failure is a major health burden, affecting 40 million people globally. One of the main causes of systolic heart failure is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the leading global indication for heart transplantation. Our understanding of the genetic basis of both DCM and systolic ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Genetic Variations Leading to Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Kae Won Cho, Jongsung Lee, Youngjo Kim

Journal: Mol. Cells. 2016 Oct;39(10):722-727.

 

Cardiomyopathy is a major cause of death worldwide. Based on pathohistological abnormalities and clinical manifestation, cardiomyopathies are categorized into several groups: hypertrophic, dilated, restricted, arrhythmogenic right ventricular, and unclassified. Dilated cardiomyopathy, ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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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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Pregnancy and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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Multicenter Study of Immunoadsorption in Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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