Proposal for a revised definition of dilated cardiomyopathy, hypokinetic non-dilated cardiomyopathy, and its implications for clinical practice: a position statement of the ESC working group on myocardial and pericardial diseases

Yigal M. Pinto*, Perry M. Elliott, Eloisa Arbustini, Yehuda Adler, Aris Anastasakis, Michael Boehm, Denis Duboc, Juan Gimeno, Pascal de Groote, Massimo Imazio, Stephane Heymans, Karin Klingel, Michel Komajda, Giuseppe Limongelli, Ales Linhart, Jens Mogensen, James Moon, Petronella G. Pieper, Petar M. Seferovic, Stephan SchuelerJose L. Zamorano, Alida L. P. Caforio, Philippe Charron

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In this paper the Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Disease proposes a revised definition of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in an attempt to bridge the gap between our recent understanding of the disease spectrum and its clinical presentation in relatives, which is key for early diagnosis and the institution of potential preventative measures. We also provide practical hints to identify subsets of the DCM syndrome where aetiology directed management has great clinical relevance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1850-1858
JournalEuropean Heart Journal
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2016


  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Position statement
  • Heart failure

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