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Cardiology pp 91-105 | Cite as

Treatment of Cardiomyopathies

  • J. F. Goodwin

Abstract

In order to advise rational treatment it is necessary to define and to classify the conditions known as cardiomyopathies. Cardiomyopathies are defined as “Heart Muscle Diseases of Unknown Causes” to distinguish them from myocardial diseases due to disorders of other systems; the “Specific Heart Muscle Diseases”. This lecture is concerned with the treatment of cardiomyopathies so defined.

Keywords

Mitral Regurgitation Infective Endocarditis Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Ventricular Volume Mitral Valve Replacement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. F. Goodwin
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK

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