[Diagnosis and treatment of childhood cardiomyopathies].

Title[Diagnosis and treatment of childhood cardiomyopathies].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSekarski N, Günthard J
JournalTherapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique
Volume58
Issue2
Pagination80-6
Date Published2001 Feb
Abstract

Cardiomyopathies have either a primary (without associated anomalies) or a secondary origin. They are classified in three groups according to their anatomy and function: hypertrophic, dilated or restrictive. We review here the relevant diagnostic points of each type as well as their treatment. Restrictive cardiomyopathies, arrhythmogenic right ventricle, non compaction and Uhl's anomaly will not be dealt with in detail as they are very seldom in children.

DOI10.1159/000343041
Alternate JournalTher Umsch