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Revista Cubana de Medicina

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ODORICO RIZO RIVERA, Ginner; RAMIREZ GOMEZ, José Ignacio; ACOSTA DE ARMAS, Francisco  y  MENJIVAR CASTILLO, Ricardo Ernesto. Present classification of Myocardiopathies: A new conflict… an old contradiction. Rev cubana med [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-302X.

With the present classification of Myocardiopathies according the perspective of European Society of Cardiology, a consensus of more than 13 years on this matter, was broken, starting a debate on which of in use classification is the more appropriate. Heart American society defends its proposal, based on a genetic-molecular approach, with a more broad meaning of myocardiopathy to electric scope and maintaining the division of primaries and secondaries, whereas European perspective express a clear disagreement on these points, proposing also that its classification is more usefulness in daily medical practice. In present paper are described the main similarities and points of controversy between both documents with criteria from the clinical cardiology point of view, the main group of health staff for whom they were made.

Palabras clave : Myocardiopathies.

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