Robert N. Vincent

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Primary heart failure

1. Description of the problem Primary heart failure is best defined as a condition affecting heart muscle function not associated with other structural causes. Cardiomyopathy is a general term referring to diseases of the myocardium. Clinically and pathologically cardiomyopathy can be divided into dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive types. Myocarditis, an inflammatory process that affects the…

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