Report Seeks Answers About Mysterious, Dangerous Heart Disease in Kids

Updated October 7, 2019

Articles about a new report from the American Heart Association that aims to raise awareness about cardiomyopathy in children and urges that more research be conducted to find better treatments interviews Steven E. Lipshultz, MD, A. Conger Goodyear Professor and chair of pediatrics, who chaired the statement’s writing committee. “Everybody wants clinical practice guidelines, but this field hasn’t done enough clinical trials to be able to say, ‘There’s really strong evidence that, if you see this, you should use this medicine, or you should treat in that way,’” he said.