Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and myocarditis in children

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With a mortality rate approaching 33%, dilated cardiomyopathy in children remains a serious clinical problem. Cardiac function improves in approximately one third of patients and one third have complete resolution of this condition. Endomyocardial biopsy is diagnostic of myocarditis in 5% to 15% of patients. Treatment consists of therapy for congestive heart failure, immunosuppression, and transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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