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Clinical Problems in Cardiopulmonary Disease |

Dilated Cardiomyopathy*: Problems in Diagnosis and Management

Terri Borrowman, MD; Robert Love, MD; Jay W. Mason, MD
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*From Private practice (Drs. Borrowman and Love), Indianapolis, IN; and the Division of Cardiology (Dr. Mason), University of Utah Health and Science Center, Salt Lake City, UT.

Correspondence to: Jay W. Mason, MD, Division of Cardiology, University of Utah Health Science Center, 15 North Medical Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84132



Chest. 1999;115(2):569-571. doi:10.1378/chest.115.2.569
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Abbreviations: EMB = endomyocardial biopsy; IDC =idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy; LV = left ventricular

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