Which collagen-vascular diseases are associated with dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Answer

Several collagen-vascular diseases have been implicated in the development of cardiomyopathies. These include the following:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Progressive systemic sclerosis

  • Polymyositis

  • HLA-B12–associated cardiac disease

Diagnosis is based on identification of the underlying disease in conjunction with appropriate clinical findings of heart failure.


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