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Listed below are selected medical abstracts and publications on pediatric cardiomyopathy (birth to 18 years) or general cardiomyopathy (adults and children). For a more complete listing of current or past articles on a particular form of pediatric cardiomyopathy (dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive, arrhythmogenic right ventricular), please visit the below sites.

PubMed: a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles dated to the 1950's. Often abstracts have links to other relevant publications and to full text articles.

Amedeo Medical Literature Guide: a subscription service to weekly emails with bibliographic lists to relevant medical literature published in scientific journals over the past 12 to 24 months.

Other sites to consider are medical journals related to pediatrics or cardiology such as: Circulation, New England Journal of Medicine, Progress in Pediatrics, Journal of the American College of Cardiology. CCF also maintains a list of relevant articles from 1995 to 2004 grouped by type of cardiomyopathy and type of study (epidemiology, clinical, genetic or basic research).

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Pediatric Cardiomyopathy

Functional Status is Impaired and Correlated with Clinical Status in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Sleeper LA, Towbin JA, Colan SD, et al.
Proceedings of the 5th World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 2009; 5: 134 (Abstract)

Functional Status is Impaired and Correlated with Clinical Status in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Sleeper LA, Towbin JA, Colan SD, et al.
Proceedings of the 5th World Congress Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 2009; 5: 134 (Poster)

Exercise Rehabilitation in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Somarriba G, Extein J, Miller TL
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2008; 25: 91-102

Pediatric cardiomyopathy as a chronic disease: A perspective on comprehensive care programs
Bublik N, Alvarez JA, Lipshultz SE
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2008; 25: 103-111

New Devices for Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support
Pauliks LB, Undar A, et al.
Current Opinion in Cardiology 2008; 23: 91-96

Nutrition in Pediatric Cardiomyopathy
Miller TL, Neri D, Extein J, et al.
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2007; 24: 59-711

Cardiomyopathy Factors Associated With Establishing a Causal Diagnosis for Children With Cardiomyopathy
Cox GA, Sleeper LA, Lowe AM, et al.
Pediatrics 2006; 118: 1519-1531

Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation: Ninth Official Pediatric Heart Transplantation Report - 2006
Boucek MM, Waltz DA, Edwards LB, et al.
Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2006; 25: 893-903

Psychosocial Factors and Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
Demaso DR, Lauretti A, Spieth L, et al.
The American Journal of Cardiology 2004 March; 93: 582-587

Implications of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy in Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatrics
Alexander ME, Cecchin F, Walsh EP, et al.
Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology 2004 January; 15: 72-76

Recommendations for Physical Activity and Recreational Sports Participation for Young Patients with Genetic Cardiovascular Disease
Maron BJ, Chaitman BR, Ackerman MJ, et al.
Circulation 2004 June; 109: 2807-2816

Infantile HCM and DCM Initial Work-Up and Causes
Towbin JA
Work in progress outline 2003

The Incidence of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy in Two Regions of the United States
Lipshultz SE, Sleeper LA, Towbin JA, et al.
New England Journal of Medicine 2003; 348 (17): 1647-55

Genotype, Phenotype: Upstairs, Downstairs in the Family of Cardiomyopathies
Chien K
The Journal of Clinical Investigation 2003 January; III (2): 175-178

Variables Associated with a Known Etiology of Cardiomyopathy in Children: A Retrospective Analysis of the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry (PCMR) from 1990-1995
Cox GF, Sleeper LA, Lowe AM, et al.
Circulation Supplement 84:II-588, 2001 (Abstract)

The Incidence of Pediatric Cardiomyopathy: The Prospective Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Lipshultz SE, Sleeper LA, Towbin JA, et al.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology Supplement 37: 1180-196, 2001 (Abstract)

Ventricular Dysfunction Clinical Research in Infants, Children and Adolescents
Lipshultz SE
Progress in Pediatric Cardiology 2000 November 4; 12 (1): 1-28

Underlying Causes and Long-Term Survival in Patients with Initially Unexplained Cardiomyopathy
Felker GM, Thompson RE, Hare JM, et al.
New England Journal of Medicine 2000; 342 (15): 1077-1122

Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation in Children
Morrow RU
Current Opinion in Cardiology 2000; 15: 216-223

Design and Implementation of the North American Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Grenier MA, Cox GF, Towbin JA, Colan SD, Lipshultz SE, et al.
American Heart Journal 2000; 139: S86-S95

Clinical Approach to Genetic Cardiomyopathy in Children
Schwartz ML, Cox GF, Lin AE, et al.
Circulation 1996; 94: 2021-2038

Sudden Death From Cardiac Causes in Children and Young Adults
Liberthson, RR
New England Journal of Medicine 1996; 334 (16): 1039-1044

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Treating Children with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Harmon WG, Sleeper LA, Cuniberti L, et al.
American Journal of Cardiology 2009; 104: 281-286

Comparative Analysis of Outcomes for Pediatric Patients with Biopsy-Proven Myocarditis, Clinically-Diagnosed Myocarditis and Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Foerster SR, Canter CE, Sleeper LA, et al.
Circulation 2007; 116: II-565 (Abstract)

Incidence, Causes, and Outcomes of Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Children
Towbin, JA, Lowe, AM, Colan, SD et al.
Journal of the American Medical Association 2006; 296:1867-1876

Recombinant Human Growth Hormone Treatment for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Children
McElhinney DB, Colan SD, Moran AM, et al.
Pediatrics 2004; 114 (4): 452-458

Improved Outcomes of Pediatric Dilated Cardiomyopathy with Utilization of Heart Transplantation
Tsirka AE, Trinkaus K, Chen SC, Lipshultz SE, et al.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004 July; 44 (2): 391-7

Carvedilol in Children with Cardiomyopathy: 3-year Experience at a Single Institution
Rusconi P, Gomez-Marin O, Gonzalez Marie, et al.
The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation 2004; 23 (7): 832-38

Dilated Cardiomyopathy: An Analysis of Therapy Offered to Children Enrolled in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Harmon WG, Sleeper LA, Cuniberti L, et al.
Poster presentation at Cardiology 2004, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sponsored Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 25, 2004

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Shared Genetic Causes of Cardiac Hypertrophy in Children and Adults
Morita H., Towbin JA, Seidman CE et al.
New England Journal of Medicine 2008; 358 (18): 1899-1908

A Risk Stratification Analysis of Predictors of Death or Transplant in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Lipshultz SE, Orav EJ, Wilkinson JD, et al.
Circulation Supplement 2008; 118: 4956 (Abstract)

RAAS Gene Polymorphisms Influence Progression of Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Kaufman. BD, Chung WK, Mital S et al.
Human Genetics 2007; 122:515-523

Homozygosity for a Novel Splice Site Mutation in the Cardiac Myosin-Binding Protein C Gene Causes Severe Neonatal Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Xin B, Puffenberger E, Wang H et al.
American Journal of Medical Genetics 2007 Part A; 143A:2662-2667

Epidemiology and Cause-Specific Outcome of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Children: Findings From the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Colan SD, Lipshultz SE, Lowe AM, et al.
Circulation 2007; 115:1-9

Two Cases of Severe Neonatal Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Caused by Compound Heterozygous Mutations in the MYBPC3 Gene
Lekanne Deprez RH, Muurling-Vlietman JJ, Hruda J, et al.
Journal of Medical Genetics 2006; 43: 829-832

Management of Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
McCrindle BW, Yetman AT
Current Opinion in Cardiology 2005, 20:80-83

Outcome Predictors in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Lipshultz SE, Orav EJ, Towbin JA, et al.
Circulation Supplement 110: III-442, 2004 (Abstract)

Etiology-specific Outcome in Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Colan SD, Lowe AM, Lipshultz SE, et al.
Circulation Supplement 110: III-516, 2004 (Abstract)

A Risk Stratification Analysis of Predictors of Death or Transplant in Children with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Lipshultz SE, Orav EJ, Wilkinson JD, et al.
Circulation. Supplement 2008; 118: 4956 (Abstract)

Myocardial Bridging in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is Not Associated with Poor Outcome
Mohiddin SA, Fananapazir L
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2004 March; 43 (6): 1133

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Distribution of Disease Genes, Spectrum of Mutations and Implicaions for a Molecular Diagnosis Strategy
Richard P, Charron P, Carrier L, et al.
Circulation 2003; 107: 2227-2232

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Idiopathic Restrictive Cardiomyopathy is Part of the Clinical Expression of Cardiac Troponin I Mutation
Mogensen J, Kubo T, Duque M, et al.
Journal of Clinical Investigation 2003; III: 209-216

Outcome of Idiopathic Restrictive Cardiomyopathy in Children
Weller RJ, Weintraub R, Addonizio LJ, et al.
Am J Cardiol. 2002 Sep; 90(5): 501-6

Cardiac Transplantation for Pediatric Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Presentation, Evaluation, and Short-Term Outcome
Kimberling MT, Balzer DT, Hirsch R, et al.
J Heart Lung Transplant. 2002 April; 21(4): 455-9

Related Syndromes

Characteristics and Outcomes of Cardiomyopathy in Children with Duchenne or Becker Muscular Dystrophy: A Comparative Study from the PCMR
Connuck DM, Sleeper LA, Colan SD, et al.
American Heart Journal 2008; 155: 998-1005

Characteristics of Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Patients in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry
Connuck D, Sleeper L, Towbin J, et al.
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology Supplement 2004; 43: 1164-126 (Poster)

Noonan Syndrome and Cardiomyopathy: Outcome Indicators
Salbert BA, Lowe AM, Connuck DM, et al.
Poster presentation at The American Society for Human Genetics Annual Meeting 2003, Los Angeles, CA, November 25, 2003

This list is not meant to be inclusive but if you feel that an article should be included, please contact CCF

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