II. Definition

  1. Ventricular enlargement AND
  2. Normal left ventricular wall thickness AND
  3. Systolic Dysfunction

III. Epidemiology

  1. Prevalence: 1 in 2500
    1. Leading cause of Heart Transplantation in the United States
  2. Onset age 40-59 years old

IV. Pathophysiology

  1. Familial (Autosomal Dominant) in 25-35% of cases

V. Causes

VI. Findings

VII. Diagnostics

  1. Echocardiogram
    1. First-line study in suspected Cardiomyopathy
  2. Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    1. Septal Q Waves
    2. Bundle Branch Block
    3. Tachyarrhythmia

VIII. Management

IX. Complications

  1. Arrhythmias
  2. Thromboembolic events

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