News FocusHeart Disease

How to Subdue a Swelling Heart

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Science  06 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5625, pp. 1492-1496
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5625.1492

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Researchers are getting a much better understanding of cardiomyopathy, in which the heart is abnormally enlarged, usually as a result of a genetic abnormality. This information may also help in the fight against an equally dangerous but much more common condition: heart failure.