Chapter 7 – Cardiomyopathy

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Abstract After a general introduction, the classification systems for cardiomyopathy are discussed. The main clinical types are discussed together with their variants. Hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive, non-compaction, mitochondrial and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy…

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Chapter 6 – Ischaemia and Infarction

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Abstract This chapter is devoted to the macroscopic and microscopic appearance of myocardial ischaemia and includes discussion of regional myocardial infarction and of papillary muscle rupture. Coronary atherosclerosis can occur,…

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Chapter 2 – Examination of the Heart

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Abstract Methods of dissection of the heart are described and illustrated. Simulated echocardiographic views are described and illustrated, and advice is given on how best to obtain them and in…

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Chapter 3 – Development of the Heart

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Abstract A brief account of early embryo formation is followed by an overview of the salient features of heart development. Following this there is a detailed treatment of the processes…

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