Familial aggregation of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy

Virginia V. Michels, David J. Driscoll, Fletcher A. Miller

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The role of genetic factors in the pathogenesis of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) is unknown. Although IDC usually is sporadic, families with more than 1 affected member have been observed. This study determines the proportion of familial cases of IDC in a retrospective series of 169 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1232-1233
Number of pages2
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Apr 15 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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