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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Cardiomyopathy, Congestive) Summary

Description: A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.

Also Known As: Cardiomyopathy, Congestive; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, CMD1A; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, LMNA; Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, with Conduction Deffect1 Show All >>

Networked: 5503 relevant articles (265 outcomes, 656 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. carvedilol (Coreg) : 21 outcomes 32 studies in 91 results : FDA 18 Generic
  2. Metoprolol (Lopressor) : 19 outcomes 31 studies in 82 results : FDA 37 Generic
  3. Dobutamine : 12 outcomes 22 studies in 123 results : FDA 15 Generic
  4. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 8 outcomes 8 studies in 62 results : FDA 4 Generic
  5. Digoxin (Digitek) : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 45 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors (ACE Inhibitors) : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 55 results : IBA
  7. Diuretics : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 48 results : IBA
  8. Carnitine (L-Carnitine) : 5 outcomes 1 study in 42 results : FDA 9 Generic
  9. 3-Iodobenzylguanidine (Iobenguane) : 4 outcomes 14 studies in 52 results : IBA
  10. Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) : 4 outcomes 12 studies in 58 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Dilated Cardiomyopathy

  1. Heart Failure
  2. Myocarditis (Carditis)
  3. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  4. Fibrosis (Cirrhosis)
  5. Atrial Fibrillation
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Key Therapies for Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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  1. Heart Transplantation (Grafting, Heart) : 18 outcomes 20 studies in 448 results
  2. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy : 13 outcomes 21 studies in 160 results
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 11 outcomes 15 studies in 173 results
  4. Implantable Defibrillators (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) : 7 outcomes 17 studies in 109 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 47 results
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