Rajaie Cardiomyopathy and Myocarditis Registry: Protocol for an Observational Study
Acta Medica Iranica
Most of the information on the natural history and management of cardiomyopathies and myocarditis in Iran has been obtained from cohort studies in a small number of patients. The prevalence of patients with cardiomyopathies referred to Rajaei Cardiovascular medical and research centers from all over the country is remarkable. Rajaie Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis Registry (RCMR) study is an observational registry of patients with four subtype of cardiomyopathy include: hypertrophic
... y (HCM), dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) as well as myocarditis designed to determine clinical characteristics, natural history, current therapeutic approaches, response to treatment and long-term outcomes of patients with cardiomyopathy and myocarditis. Prediction of mortality and response to different treatments in these patients using artificial intelligence is another aim of this Registry. COVID 19 Myocarditis and its sequence as cardiomyopathy seem a new challenge in forthcoming years. At the baseline visit, past medical history, clinical signs/symptoms, risk factors, physical examination and family history of cardiomyopathy, current standards for diagnostic workup and clinical follow-up, and relevant electrocardiogram echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, Holter monitoring, or biomarker analyses will be checked. The outcome and results of various therapeutic approaches currently employed for patients, including implantable cardioverter defibrillator, cardiac resynchronization therapy, septal myomectomy, ablation, cardiac transplantation, and medications, will be assessed. Long-term outcomes, including the benefits and complications of therapeutic interventions, will be collected. A follow-up visit will be scheduled after 12 months for all patients, and survival status, hospitalizations, co-morbidities, medications will be assessed.