Proposal for a revised definition of dilated cardiomyopathy, hypokinetic non-dilated cardiomyopathy, and its implications for clinical practice: a position statement of the esc working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases
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Szegedi Tudományegyetem, Szent-Györgyi Albert Klinikai Központ, II. sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika és Kardiológiai Központ, Szeged
In this paper the Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Disease of the European Society of Cardiology proposes a revised definition of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in an attempt to bridge the gap between our recent understanding of the disease spectrum and its clinical presentation in relatives, which is key for early diagnosis and the institution of potential preventative measures. They also provide practical hints to identify subsets of the DCM syndrome where aetiology directed management has great clinical relevance.