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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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Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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