Latest cardiomyopathy Stories
Unstable structural elements of the heart muscle lead to heart failure / Heidelberg cardiologists publish in Nature Medicine.
BERLIN, November 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500th patient to receive an INCOR(R) ventricular assist device was implanted on 20 October 2009 at the German Heart Institute Berlin. The 39-year-old male patient was suffering from dilative cardiomyopathy, a disease that causes the heart to enlarge and the heart muscle to weaken to the extent that it cannot provide enough blood flow through the body.
Myocarditis is an important, and often unrecognized cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
A sperm donor with an undetected genetic heart defect passed on the condition to nine of his 24 children, one of whom died at the age of 2 from the condition.
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Symphony Medical, Inc., a development-stage company focused on novel biopolymer implant therapies to treat cardiac abnormalities, announced today that it has changed the name of the corporation to CardioPolymers, Inc. CardioPolymers, Inc.
Researchers in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have discovered a novel gene responsible for heart muscle disease and chronic heart failure in some children and adults with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
The value and cost-effectiveness of screening for left ventricular (LV) dysfunction remains unclear, particularly since specific, evidence-based treatments are not available for the majority of patients with preserved systolic dysfunction, reports a study in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure (http://www.onlinejcf.com), published by Elsevier.
BERLIN, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The 500th patient was supported with the Berlin Heart EXCOR(R) Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (also known as the "Berlin Heart") since the first implantation of the device in 1990.
Scientists have discovered grim news about a recently recognized and rare type of genetic heart disorder -- it progresses rapidly and often results in early death, according to a new study.
A study that included young patients with a recently recognized rare type of cardiomyopathy (a disorder of the heart muscle) linked to a genetic mutation finds that progression of this disease may be rapid and often results in early death, according to a study in the March 25 issue of JAMA.
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