Cardiomyopathies are diseases of the myocardium associated with cardiac dysfunction. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, cardiomyopathies are classified either as primary or secondary cardiomyopathies. Based on morphological and functional criteria, heritable cardiomyopathies are classified into four primary categories including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). More recently, left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) syndrome has been added. Secondary cardiomyopathies include, for example, ischemic and hypertensive cardiomyopathy. This chapter focuses solely on HCM, with particular attention to its arrhythmogenic features.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Electrical Diseases of the Heart|
|Subtitle of host publication||Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2008|
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