33. Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis

  1. Wyman W. Lai MD, MPH Director Associate Professor3,4,
  2. Luc L. Mertens MD, PhD Section Head Associate Professor5,6,
  3. Meryl S. Cohen MD Associate Professor Director7,8,9 and
  4. Tal Geva MD Professor of Pediatrics Chief10,11
  1. Carolyn T. Spencer MD Assistant Professor Staff Cardiologist1,2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch33

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult

How to Cite

Spencer, C. T. (2009) Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis, in Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetus to Adult (eds W. W. Lai, L. L. Mertens, M. S. Cohen and T. Geva), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306309.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Columbia University, USA

  2. 4

    Non-Invasive Cardiology Imaging, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian, New York, NY, USA

  3. 5

    Echocardiography, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada

  4. 6

    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    Echocardiography Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  7. 9

    Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, The Children' Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  8. 10

    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  9. 11

    Division of Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging, Department of Cardiology, Children' Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

  2. 2

    Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174015

Online ISBN: 9781444306309

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Keywords:

  • ventricular myocardium anomalies;
  • myocarditis or inflammatory cardiomyopathy;
  • Emery–Dreifuss muscular dystrophy;
  • myocardial damage and reduced cardiac function;
  • tissue Doppler imaging (TDI);
  • wall stress and afterload measurement;
  • three-dimensional echocardiography;
  • echocardiography in pacemaker therapy for cardiomyopathy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Incidence

  • Etiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Treatment and outcome

  • Imaging

  • Outlook

  • References