Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Immunofluorescence and Electron-Microscopic Findings in Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  • E. H. Hammond
  • J. L. Anderson
  • R. L. Menlove
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Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) is a disease that is becoming of increasing medical interest, both as a clinical and pathologic entity [1,2]. Both inflammatory (myocarditis) and noninflammatory forms of IDC are recognized, and it is believed that both may appear as stages at different times in the same patient [2]. However, the pathophysiology of IDC remains unknown, and diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic approaches continue to be suboptimal.


Endomyocardial Biopsy Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Acute Rheumatic Fever Idiopathic Dilate Cardiomyopathy Myocyte Injury 
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  • J. L. Anderson
  • R. L. Menlove

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