Contemporary definitions and classification of the cardiomyopathies: An American Heart Association Scientific Statement from the Council on Clinical Cardiology, Heart Failure and Transplantation Committee; Quality of Care and Outcomes Research and Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Interdisciplinary Working Groups; and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention

Barry J. Maron, Jeffrey Towbin, Gaetano Thiene, Charles Antzelevitch, Domenico Corrado, Donna Arnett, Arthur J. Moss, Christine E. Seidman, James B. Young

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Abstract

Classifications of heart muscle diseases have proved to be exceedingly complex and in many respects contradictory. Indeed, the precise language used to describe these diseases is profoundly important. A new contemporary and rigorous classification of cardiomyopathies (with definitions) is proposed here. This reference document affords an important framework and measure of clarity to this heterogeneous group of diseases. Of particular note, the present classification scheme recognizes the rapid evolution of molecular genetics in cardiology, as well as the introduction of several recently described diseases, and is unique in that it incorporates ion channelopathies as a primary cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1807-1816
Number of pages10
JournalCirculation
Volume113
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Quality of Health Care
Heart Transplantation
Genomics
Cardiology
Cardiomyopathies
Epidemiology
Heart Failure
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Channelopathies
Molecular Biology
Heart Diseases
Myocardium
Language
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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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