Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy refers to group of conditions affecting the heart muscle, which cause the heart to become enlarged, thick and/or rigid. There are many different causes for cardiomyopathy including certain infections, exposure to toxic chemicals, and autoimmune conditions, where the body’s defense system actually attacks itself. As cardiomyopathy worsens, the heart muscle becomes weaker and is less able to pump blood through the body and maintain its rhythm. This can lead to heart failure, a condition where the heart tires out. Some may experience no symptoms and need no treatment, while, for others, cardiomyopathy may develop quickly with severe symptoms and serious complications. Typical symptoms of cardiomyopathy include breathlessness, swelling of the legs, bloating, cough, fatigue, dizziness and irregular heartbeats. A physician can diagnose cardiomyopathy using imaging tests, stress tests, blood tests or biopsy, where a needle is used to take out heart tissue to look at under a microscope. Treatment varies by type of cardiomyopathy, but commonly medications are used to manage symptoms. If the heart is badly damaged, certain more invasive procedures and surgeries may be needed to repair or replace the heart.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018

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Cardiomyopathy Association

The Cardiomyopathy Association is a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. The charity helps families through cardiomyopathy support nurses, information days, support groups and a network of affected volunteers who provide support to others by telephone and email. It also has an extensive website (www.cardiomyopathy.org) with details about the condition, treatments, living with the disease, and latest research.

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Team Titin

Team Titin is making a worldwide difference in Titin related muscle and heart disorders by: collaborating with other organizations, raising awareness, providing education, and supporting research. Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for researchers and clinicians to develop a better understanding of Titin related disorders leading ultimately to a cure.

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Cardiomyopathy" for support, advocacy or research.

Barth Syndrome Foundation

Our mission is saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome.

https://www.barthsyndrome.org

Last Updated: 21 Feb 2018

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Cardiomyopathy Association

The Cardiomyopathy Association is a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. The charity helps families through cardiomyopathy support nurses, information days, support groups and a network of affected volunteers who provide support to others by telephone and email. It also has an extensive website (www.cardiomyopathy.org) with details about the condition, treatments, living with the disease, and latest research.

http://www.cardiomyopathy.org

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Our mission is to accelerate the search for a cure by stimulating and supporting promising research on pediatric cardiomyopathy, by educating and assisting physicians and patients on the complexities of the disease, and by increasing awareness and advocacy on behalf of affected children and their families.

http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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Team Titin

Team Titin is making a worldwide difference in Titin related muscle and heart disorders by: collaborating with other organizations, raising awareness, providing education, and supporting research. Our goal is to serve as a catalyst for researchers and clinicians to develop a better understanding of Titin related disorders leading ultimately to a cure.

http://titinmyopathy.com/

Last Updated: 23 May 2016

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General Resources

CCF General Brochure

This brochure is an introduction to the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, including a brief history of the organization and descriptions of the foundation's work.

Updated 18 Oct 2012

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CCF Educational Materials

A link to the various educational materials CCF offers for families and professionals.

Updated 18 Oct 2012

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CCF Patient Resource Overview

An overview of the patient resources CCF has to offer.

Updated 22 Oct 2012

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CCF Awarded Research Grants

A description of the types of projects CCF funds to promote scientific knowledge related to the treatment and cure of pediatric cardiomyopathy.

Updated 22 Oct 2012

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CCF Research Grant Program Overview.

CCF Research Grant Program Overview.

Updated 22 Oct 2012

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Professional Healthcare Brochure

Educational brochure for families and clinicans

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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2016 Conference Program

Agenda for BSF's 2016 conference

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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How to Diagnose Barth Syndrome

How to diagnose Barth syndrome

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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Overview of Barth Syndrome

Overview of Barth syndrome

Updated 21 Feb 2018

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Cardiomyopathy" returned 6437 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case report of apical aneurysms and myocardial perfusion deficit with myocardial necrosis due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Xiangyu Gao, Jigang Yang, Xiaojie Zhang, Ping Wang, Hongwei Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(21):e10829.

 

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease that is characterized by inappropriate left ventricular and/or right ventricular hypertrophy and hypercontractility that is often asymmetrical and associated with microscopic evidence of myocardial fiber disarray. The aim of this study ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Treatable massive pericardial effusion and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an infant with a novel homozygous ACADVL mutation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Yoo-Mi Kim, Geena Kim, Hoon Ko, Han-Wook Yoo, Hyoung Doo Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(20):e10813.

 

Infantile-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCMP) should be considered a largely genetic condition, although its onset is most often triggered by infection. Very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase (VLCAD) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive inborn error of mitochondrial fatty ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Asn391Thr Mutation of β-Myosin Heavy Chain in a Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Family.
 

Author(s): Xiaotong Feng, Tingting He, Ji-Gang Wang, Peng Zhao

Journal: Int Heart J. 2018 May;59(3):596-600.

 

The present study was performed to identify the genetic abnormalities in a family with familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.Peripheral blood samples were collected from 22 members of a Chinese family with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and 307 healthy controls. A total of 26 candidate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Cardiomyopathy" returned 645 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebral infarction as initial presentation in stress cardiomyopathy: Case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Qiongying Wang, Heng Yu, Cheng Jiang, Runmin Sun, Miaomiao Qi, Shougang Sun, Guangli Xu, Hongbin Cai, Zhenchang Zhang, Feng Zhao, Xiaoqing Kou, Jing Yu, Feng Bai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 May;97(20):e10804.

 

The typical symptoms of stress cardiomyopathy include sudden-onset chest pain and breathlessness or collapse as well as classical symptoms of cardiovascular disease; however, rare reports have described nervous system symptoms as the initial manifestation. Here, we report the case ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Genetic Pathogenesis of Hypertrophic and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Amanda C Garfinkel, Jonathan G Seidman, Christine E Seidman

Journal: Heart Fail Clin. 2018 Apr;14(2):139-146.

 

Sarcomere cardiomyopathies are genetic diseases that perturb contractile function and lead to hypertrophic or dilated myocardial remodeling. Identification of preclinical mutation carriers has yielded insights into the earliest biomechanical defects that link pathogenic variants to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effectiveness of revascularization interventions compared with medical therapy in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy: A systematic review protocol.
 

Author(s): Aziz Rezapour, Saeed Bagheri Faradonbeh, Vahid Alipour, Mani Yusefvand

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Mar;97(10):e9958.

 

Cardiomyopathies is a group of heart diseases that directly affects the heart muscle, and their causes is not just high blood pressure, congenital and pericardial diseases but ischemic cardiomyopathy disease are also caused by vascular disorders, and to confirm the diagnosis, angiography ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Registry of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy in Turkey
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2017

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A Clinical Study of Immunoadsorption Therapy for Dilated Cardiomyopathy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dilated Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 8 Oct 2016

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Evaluate the Efficacy of Disopyramide Therapy in Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2016

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