Dilated cardiomyopathy

April 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2007, Vol. 92 Issue 4, p350
Academic Journal
The article examines the incidence of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in children in New England and the U.S. The incidence was found to be higher in boys than girls, in black children than in white. Of the 66 cases of familial DCM, 45 of them have autosomal dominant inheritance. The risk factors for death or transplantation present at diagnosis are older age and congestive heart failure. The occurrence of DCM varies with age, sex and race and prognosis depends and the child's age at diagnosis.


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