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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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: 11 Apr 2016

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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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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: 11 Apr 2016

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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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Barth Syndrome Professional Healthcare Brochure

Important information regarding diagnosis and treatment of Barth syndrome.

Updated 12 Apr 2014

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2014 Conference Program

2014 Conference Program

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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How to Diagnose

How to diagnose Barth syndrome

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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Overview of Barth syndrome

Overview of Barth syndrome

Updated 14 Jan 2015

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Barath Syndrome Journal

Newsletter published twice a year.

Updated 15 Mar 2016

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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 6068 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical features of idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy: A retrospective multicenter cohort study over 2 decades.
 

Author(s): Jung Ae Hong, Min-Seok Kim, Min-Su Cho, Hyo In Choi, Duk-Hyun Kang, Sang-Eun Lee, Ga-Yeon Lee, Eun-Seok Jeon, Jae-Yeong Cho, Kye-Hun Kim, Byung-Su Yoo, Jong-Young Lee, Won-Jang Kim, Kyung-Hee Kim, Wook-Jin Chung, Ju-Hee Lee, Myeong-Chan Cho, Jae-Joong Kim

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(36):e7886.

 

Idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCMP) has not been fully understood because this disease is difficult to diagnose. The present study aimed to assess the clinical profile and outcome of idiopathic RCMP from a multicenter cohort.This investigation is a retrospective study of ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2017

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Outcomes of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy With or Without Defibrillation in Patients With Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Francisco Leyva, Abbasin Zegard, Edmund Acquaye, Christopher Gubran, Robin Taylor, Paul W X Foley, Fraz Umar, Kiran Patel, Jonathan Panting, Howard Marshall, Tian Qiu

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2017 Sep;70(10):1216-1227.

 

Recent studies have cast doubt on the benefit of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with defibrillation (CRT-D) versus pacing (CRT-P) for patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICM). Left ventricular myocardial scar portends poor clinical outcomes.

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2017

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Catecholamine-Dependent β-Adrenergic Signaling in a Pluripotent Stem Cell Model of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Thomas Borchert, Daniela Hübscher, Celina I Guessoum, Tuan-Dinh D Lam, Jelena R Ghadri, Isabel N Schellinger, Malte Tiburcy, Norman Y Liaw, Yun Li, Jan Haas, Samuel Sossalla, Mia A Huber, Lukas Cyganek, Claudius Jacobshagen, Ralf Dressel, Uwe Raaz, Viacheslav O Nikolaev, Kaomei Guan, Holger Thiele, Benjamin Meder, Bernd Wollnik, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Thomas F Lüscher, Gerd Hasenfuss, Christian Templin, Katrin Streckfuss-Bömeke

Journal: J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.. 2017 Aug;70(8):975-991.

 

Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is characterized by an acute left ventricular dysfunction and is associated with life-threating complications in the acute phase. The underlying disease mechanism in TTS is still unknown. A genetic basis has been suggested to be involved in the pathogenesis.

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Cardiomyopathy" returned 584 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Sodium potassium adenosine triphosphatase (Na/K-ATPase) as a therapeutic target for uremic cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Xiaoliang Wang, Jiang Liu, Christopher A Drummond, Joseph I Shapiro

Journal: Expert Opin. Ther. Targets. 2017 May;21(5):531-541.

 

Clinically, patients with significant reductions in renal function present with cardiovascular dysfunction typically termed, uremic cardiomyopathy. It is a progressive series of cardiac pathophysiological changes, including left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and hypertrophy (LVH) ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2017

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Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy for noncardiac surgery.
 

Author(s): C-Q Chen, X Wang, J Zhang, S-M Zhu

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2017 Feb;21(3):627-634.

 

Anesthetic management of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a challenge to the anesthesiologist, due to poor left systolic function, ventricular enlargement, risk of malignant arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Therefore, preoperative assessment and appropriate anesthetic ...

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2017

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Genetics and genomics of dilated cardiomyopathy and systolic heart failure.
 

Author(s): Upasana Tayal, Sanjay Prasad, Stuart A Cook

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Heart failure is a major health burden, affecting 40 million people globally. One of the main causes of systolic heart failure is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), the leading global indication for heart transplantation. Our understanding of the genetic basis of both DCM and systolic ...

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 29 Jun 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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Cardiomyopathy Arrhythmia Risk Evaluation
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cardiomyopathy

 

Last Updated: 24 May 2016

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