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Postgrad Med J. 1999 Mar;75(881):157-8.

Simultaneous onset of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in identical middle-aged twins.

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Cardiothoracic Unit, South Cleveland Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
10448494
PMCID:
PMC1741177
DOI:
10.1136/pgmj.75.881.157
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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