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DCM Precision Medicine Study
The aims of the DCM Precision Medicine Study are to test the hypothesis that DCM has substantial genetic basis and to evaluate the effectiveness of a family communication intervention in improving the uptake and impact of family member clinical screening.
Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.
Collaborator: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
- Behavioral: Family Heart Talk Booklet
- Meeting criteria for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) :
- Left ventricular ejection fraction <50%
- Left ventricular enlargement (A left ventricular end-diastolic dimension >
95%tile population standard based on gender and height).
- Detectable causes of cardiomyopathy, except genetic, excluded beyond a reasonable
doubt at the time of DCM diagnosis (that is, meeting clinical criteria for idiopathic
- Any age (including children)
- Non-Hispanic and Hispanic ethnicity
- All races (PI pre-approval required for recruitment beyond pre-specified recruitment
- Ability to give informed consent
- Ability to communicate in English (except Spanish language at sites approved to
recruit individuals of Hispanic ethnicity)
- Willingness to participate in a family-based study (patient willing to work with a
clinical site and/or OSU to facilitate the recruitment and enrollment of family
members to the study).
- Coronary artery disease (CAD) causing ischemic cardiomyopathy (> 50% narrowing, any
major epicardial coronary artery)
- Primary valvular disease
- Adriamycin or other cardiotoxic drug exposure
- Other forms of cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic, Restrictive, or Arrhythmogenic Right
- Congenital heart disease
- Other detectable causes of dilated cardiomyopathy, including sarcoid and
- Other active multi-system disease that may cause DCM (e.g., active connective tissue
- Severe and untreated or untreatable hypertension (systolic blood pressures routinely
greater than 180 mm Hg and/or diastolic blood pressures greater than 120 mm Hg, and if
resistant to multidrug treatment).
- However, conventional risk factors for DCM, including obesity, routinely treated
hypertension, alcohol use, pregnancy or the peri-partum period, or left ventricular
noncompaction, will NOT be considered exclusion criteria.
Ages Eligible for Study
N/A - N/A
Genders Eligible for Study