A sudden death following cardiomyopathy in a child

W. N. S. Perera, B. A. G. G. Mahendra
2017 Sri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine, Science & Law  
Introduction Paediatric cardiomyopathies are clinically heterogeneous heart muscle disorders responsible for a significant morbidity and mortality. Phenotypes include hypertrophic, dilated, restrictive and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. The aetiology is diverse and includes genetic and non-genetic causes. Restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) is uncommon in children, accounts for 5% of all cardiomyopathies and has the worst prognosis.
doi:10.4038/sljfmsl.v7i2.7776 fatcat:epuzf3lg2jbt5ivg7juqw4vrga