Estimates of the incidence of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDC) were obtained by identifying cases from Washington County, Maryland who were hospitalized at local and regional hospitals over a recent 17 year period.
All of the verified cases had evidence of ventricular dilatation and hypokinesis, with a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%. A total of 26 cases were hospitalized over the period 1975-1991.
The average age of the cases at the time of diagnosis was 55.5 years (range 22-80 years of age).
About 58% of the subjects were males.
A marked increase in newly diagnosed cases of IDC occurred in this population in recent years; 38% of the cases (10 of 26) were newly diagnosed during 1991 along.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiomyopathie, Homme, Idiopathique, Epidémiologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Myocarde pathologie, Incidence, Maryland, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiomyopathy, Human, Idiopathic, Epidemiology, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Myocardial disease, Incidence, Maryland, United States, North America, America
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