Familial Idiopathic Cardiomegaly
Two young adult sisters are described with clinical and pathologic findings of myocardial disease. These cases along with a suggestive family history are presented as examples of familial idiopathic cardiomegaly. Pathologic findings are compared and contrasted with those in the literature, and etiologic concepts are discussed. It is concluded that a congenital myocardial abnormality is the most likely etiology and suggestions for further studies are presented.
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