Mildly dilated congestive cardiomyopathy: Diagnostic features and natural course

A. Keren, S. Gottlieb, R. L. Popp

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Abstract

Mildly dilated congestive cardiomyopathy (MDCM) is an unusual variant of congestive cardiomyopathy that carries an especially poor prognosis. In our experience, 75% of patients with MDCM who were treated medically died during follow-up. Thus, irrespective of heart size or myofibrillar preservation, patients in whom signs of severe congestive heart failure persist despite medical therapy should be considered for heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47+51-52+55-56+60-61
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Volume18
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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