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New classification system for cardiomyopathy
Date:12/3/2013

guage or code to reveal additional details instantly for the medical community to understand exactly what type of cardiomyopathy disorder and genetic mutations a patient has.

"This new MOGE(S) code for each patient will allow for clearer and greater understanding of a patient's cardiomyopathy, easier communication among physicians, and even help us develop multicenter and multinational registries for more future research into cardiomyopathies," says Dr. Jagat Narula, who also serves as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Global Health, Philip J. and Harriet L. Goodhart Chair in Cardiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

"The new MOGE(S) classification system will allow us to begin diagnosing early cardiomyopathy better, where disease is not present but genetic information and advanced cardiac imaging shows evidence of increased risk of developing the condition, which will fuel clinical decision making for prevention of cardiomyopathy," adds Dr. Narula.

Also, an easy-to-use web application for MOGE(S) can be used on a computer, mobile phone, or other electronic device by medical professionals in daily clinical practice for a descriptive and comprehensive classification of a patient's individual cardiomyopathy type, here: http://moges.biomeris.com.

"MOGE(S) will allow us to now communicate better about cardiomyopathy across the fields of cardiology and heart failure," says Dr. Sean Pinney, Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

The authors of the new MOGE(S) classification system also propose an updated definition of "cardiomyopathy" to be "disorders characterized by the morphologically and functionally abnormal myocardium in the absence of any other disease that is sufficient, by itself, to cause the observed phenotype."

Most cardiomyopathies are genetic diseases. In recent years the
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Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@mountsinai.org
212-241-2836
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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