Items Tagged ‘dilated cardiomyopathy’

May 15, 2012

2 MN Sisters, 2 Heart Transplant Surgeries

By Mystery User

Two young Minnesota sisters share a very special gift: two successful heart transplant surgeries.  For their mother, Linsey Rippy, this Mother’s Day is about routine rather than recognition. “You just deal with it. What more could I have done? You just take it as it comes,” said mother Rippy, whose 3-year-old daughter, Sydney, is still […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, heart transplant, WCCO

November 4, 2009

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: New Methods Found Useful for Diagnosing Myocarditis

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Myocarditis is an important, and often unrecognized cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Several new diagnostic methods, such as cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), are useful for diagnosing myocarditis, according to a study published in the November 2009 issue of Mayo Clinic proceedings…   “The use of MRI is particularly significant in the diagnosis of patients […]

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Tags: dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis

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