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Simultaneous onset of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in identical middle-aged twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10448494     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is a primary myocardial disease which is characterised by left ventricular, or biventricular, dilatation and impaired contractility. The precise aetiology is unknown and the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors is debated. We report two identical male twins of Caucasian origin with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy who presented within a few months of each other.
A G Sutton; U Somasundram; J A Hall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1999 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-30     Completed Date:  1999-08-30     Revised Date:  2009-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  157-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Unit, South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / etiology*,  genetics
Diseases in Twins / etiology*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Twins, Monozygotic
Ventricular Function, Left

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