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Newsletter March 08

 The March issue of Working Group Newsletter is available for Download.
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1/ The Chairman message

- The 2007 Annual Meeting of the Working Group in Marburg, organized by Prof Bernhard Maisch: An outstandingly successful meeting 
- Report on the Nucleus Meeting of 12.10.2007 
- The election of two new nucleus members in 2007
- The 2008 meetings of the Working Group: two meetings dedicated to Cardiomyopathies
- Approval by the ESC of the "Affiliate Nucleus Member" position

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2/ “The paper of the month”: The Classification Concept of the ESC Working Group of Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases

(By Dr Perry Elliott, The Heart Hospital, University College London, United Kingdom)

"The term cardiomyopathy was first used over forty years ago, to describe myocardial disorders that are not caused by haemodynamic disturbances such as valve disease and hypertension, or by multi-system diseases. Heart muscle disorders with an identifiable aetiology were initially termed specific heart muscle diseases, but were later renamed specific cardiomyopathies. ....."

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3/ “The clinical case of the month”: What is your diagnosis?

(By Dr Philippe Charron, Reference centre for cardiac hereditary diseases, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris, France)

A young male infant, without previous medical history, developed congestive heart failure at two month of age. There was no fever, no other organ failure. Echocardiography exhibited enlarged and hypokinetic left ventricle.....
...What is your diagnosis?

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The answers will be given in the next news letter and in the web site