Inquadramento e gestione delle cardiomiopatie: il protocollo della Cardiologia di Trieste

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic work-up and clinical management of cardiomyopathies: the operative protocol from the Cardiothoracovascular Department of Trieste, Italy

Marco Merlo, Chiara Cappelletto, Giulia De Angelis, Aldostefano Porcari, Thomas Caiffa, Gerardina Lardieri, Lorenzo Pagnan, Giovanni Maria Severini, Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Giancarlo Vitrella, Antonio De Luca, Renata Korkova, Laura Massa, Irena Tavcˇar, Aneta Aleksova, Giulia Barbati, Cristiana Zanchi, Federica Ramani, Andrea Di LenardaAndrea Perkan, Luisa Mestroni, Massimo Zecchin, Bruno Pinamonti, Rossana Bussani, Gianfranco Sinagra

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Abstract

Cardiomyopathies are primary myocardial disorders, genetically determined, with clinical onset between the third and the fifth decade of life. They represent the main causes of sudden cardiac death and heart failure in the youth. The more common myocardial diseases in clinical practice are dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Next generation sequencing techniques, recently available for genetics researches, together with the diffusion of advanced imaging techniques, permitted in the last years a deeper knowledge of these pathologies. Nevertheless, diagnosis, etiology and several aspects of patients' clinical management remain complex and controversial. This review paper aims to propose some operative flow-charts, derived from scientific evidences and the internal protocol of the Cardiothoracovascular Department of Trieste Hospital, Italian referral Center for cardiomyopathies and heart failure, with more than 30 years of experience in diagnosis and management of patients who suffer from primary myocardial disorders.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic work-up and clinical management of cardiomyopathies: the operative protocol from the Cardiothoracovascular Department of Trieste, Italy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)935-953
Number of pages19
JournalGiornale italiano di cardiologia (2006)
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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