Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Marco Merlo, Chiara Daneluzzi, Luisa Mestroni, Antonio Cannatà, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 1-9 Open Access
  3. Paola Naso, Luca Falco, Aldostefano Porcari, Andrea Di Lenarda, Gerardina Lardieri
    Pages 11-16 Open Access
  4. Valerio De Paris, Federico Biondi, Davide Stolfo, Marco Merlo, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 17-25 Open Access
  5. Marco Merlo, Marco Gobbo, Jessica Artico, Elena Abate, Stefania Franco
    Pages 27-43 Open Access
  6. Matteo Dal Ferro, Giovanni Maria Severini, Marta Gigli, Luisa Mestroni, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 45-69 Open Access
  7. Marco Merlo, Davide Stolfo, Thomas Caiffa, Alberto Pivetta, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 71-82 Open Access
  8. Bruno Pinamonti, Elena Abate, Antonio De Luca, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Renata Korcova
    Pages 83-111 Open Access
  9. Giancarlo Vitrella, Giorgio Faganello, Gaetano Morea, Lorenzo Pagnan, Manuel Belgrano, Maria Assunta Cova
    Pages 113-133 Open Access
  10. Rossana Bussani, Furio Silvestri, Andrea Perkan, Piero Gentile, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 135-147 Open Access
  11. Massimo Zecchin, Daniele Muser, Laura Vitali-Serdoz, Alessandra Buiatti, Tullio Morgera
    Pages 149-171 Open Access
  12. Pierluigi Lesizza, Aneta Aleksova, Benedetta Ortis, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Mauro Giacca, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 173-185 Open Access
  13. Antonio Cannatà, Davide Stolfo, Marco Merlo, Cosimo Carriere, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 187-198 Open Access
  14. Alessandro Altinier, Alessia Paldino, Marta Gigli, Aniello Pappalardo, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 199-215 Open Access
  15. Marco Merlo, Giulia De Angelis, Antonio Cannatà, Laura Massa, Gianfranco Sinagra
    Pages 217-227 Open Access
  16. Gianfranco Sinagra, Enrico Fabris, Simona Romani, Francesco Negri, Davide Stolfo, Francesca Brun et al.
    Pages 229-241 Open Access

About this book


This open access book presents a comprehensive overview of dilated cardiomyopathy, providing readers with practical guidelines for its clinical management. The first part of the book analyzes in detail the disease’s pathophysiology, its diagnostic work up as well as the prognostic stratification, and illustrates the role of genetics and gene-environment interaction. 
The second part presents current and future treatment options, highlighting the importance of long-term and individualized treatments and follow-up.

Furthermore, it discusses open issues, such as the apparent healing phenomenon, the early prognosis of arrhythmic events or the use of genetic testing in clinical practice.

Offering a multidisciplinary approach for optimizing the clinical management of DCM, this book is an invaluable aid not only for the clinical cardiologists, but for all physicians involved in the care of this challenging disease.  


Open Access Cardiac Imaging in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Echocardiography in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Endomyocardial biopsy in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Etiology of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Regenerative Medicine and dilated cardiomyopathy Multidisciplinary approach to Dilated Cardiopathy Diagnosis of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Red-flags approach in dilated cardiomyopathy non-ischemic cardiomyopathy Pathophysiology of Dilated Cardiomyopathy Arrhythmias in dilated cardiomyopathies follow-up in dilated cardiomyopathy Open issues in dilated cardiomyopathy

Editors and affiliations

  • Gianfranco Sinagra
    • 1
  • Marco Merlo
    • 2
  • Bruno Pinamonti
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DepartmentAzienda Sanitaria Universitaria IntegrataTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Cardiovascular DepartmentAzienda Sanitaria Universitaria IntegrataTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Cardiovascular DepartmentAzienda Sanitaria Universitaria IntegrataTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13863-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13864-6
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