1st Edition

Case Reports in Cardiology Cardiomyopathy

Edited By William C. Roberts Copyright 2024
    237 Pages 19 Color & 135 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    237 Pages 19 Color & 135 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    237 Pages 19 Color & 135 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    From the earliest days of medicine to the present, case reports have been a critical aspect of clinical education and knowledge development. In this comprehensive volume, Dr. William C. Roberts, a renowned expert in the field, explores the rich history and ongoing importance of case reports in cardiology.

    Through engaging and insightful analysis, the book demonstrates how case reports have provided physicians with crucial insights into rare diseases, complex conditions, and ground-breaking treatments. Drawing on a vast range of sources, from ancient manuscripts to cutting-edge journals, it offers a unique perspective on the role of case reports in medical education and management of cardiomyopathy. It underscores how case reports can be used to enhance diagnostic accuracy, identify new treatment options, and promote innovation in the field. In addition, the book provides valuable insights into the process of writing and publishing case reports, including tips for young physicians looking to break into the field.

    The book will be an indispensable guide to the history, practice, and ongoing significance of case reports for medical students, physicians, and researchers alike.

    Key Features:

    • Provides a rich repository of diverse case reports in cardiology published by the editor and his colleagues over 61 years
    • Features 39 clinical case studies related to Cardiomyopathy and associated morbidities useful for medical students and practicing cardiologists
    • Valuable resource for young physicians seeking to establish a foothold in medical research and academics

    *Note: Cases are numbered based on their number in WCR’s CV.


    29. Roberts WC, Fox SM III. Mumps of the heart. Clinical and pathologic features. Circulation. 1965;32(3):342-345.

    76. Ewy GA, Marcus FI, Bohajalian O, Burke HL, Roberts WC. Muscular subaortic stenosis. Clinical and pathologic observations in an elderly patient. Am J Cardiol. 1968;22(1):126-132.

    90. Marcus FI, Gomez L, Glancy DL, Ewy GA, Roberts WC. Papillary muscle fibrosis in primary myocardial disease. Am Heart J. 1969;77(5):681-685.

    117. Barth RF, Willerson JT, Buja LM, Decker JL, Roberts WC. Amyloid coronary artery disease, primary systemic amyloidosis and paraproteinemia. Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(4):627-630.

    225. Arnett EN, Nienhuis AW, Henry WL, Ferrans VJ, Redwood DR, Roberts WC. Massive myocardial hemosiderosis: a structure-function conference at the National Heart and Lung Institute. Am Heart J. 1975;90(6):777-787.

    287. Andy JJ, O’Connell JP, Daddario RC, Roberts WC. Trichinosis causing extensive ventricular mural endocarditis with superimposed thrombosis. Evidence that severe eosinophilia damages endocardium. Am J Med. 1977;63(5):824-829.

    289. Rubler S, Perloff JK, Roberts WD. Clinical pathologic conference. Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy. Am Heart J. 1977;94(6):776-784.

    306. Spray TL, Maron BJ, Morrow AG, Epstein SE, Roberts WC. A discussion on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am Heart J. 1978;95(4):511-520.

    323. Spray TL, Derkac WM, Morrow AG, Roberts WC. Ventricular pseudoaneurysm after transaortic septal myotomy for hypertrophic subaortic stenosis. Ann Thorac Surg. 1978;26(3):269-273.

    365. Virmani R, Bures JC, Roberts WC. Cardiac sarcoidosis; a major cause of sudden death in young individuals. Chest. 1980;77(3):423-428.

    401. Cutler DJ, Isner JM, Bracey AW, Hufnagel CA, Conrad PW, Roberts WC, Kerwin DM, Weintraub AM. Hemochromatosis heart disease: an unemphasized cause of potentially reversible restrictive cardiomyopathy. Am J Med. 1980;69(6):923-928.

    428. Maron BJ, Connor TM, Roberts WC. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and complete heart block in infancy. Am Heart J. 1981;101(6):857-860.

    432. McManus BM, Bren GB, Robertson EA, Katz RJ, Ross AM, Roberts WC. Hemodynamic cardiac constriction without anatomic myocardial restriction or pericardial constriction. Am Heart J. 1981;102(1):134-136.

    440. Waller BF, Maron BJ, Morrow AG, Roberts WC. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mimicking pericardial constriction or myocardial restriction. Am Heart J. 1981;102(4):790-792.

    457. Brosius FC III, Schwartz DE, Gleason WL, Maron B, Jones M, Roberts WC. Left atrial-to-right atrial shunt without atrial septal defect or precordial murmur. Pulmonary varix and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Chest. 1982;81(1):91-94.

    463. Siegel RJ, French WJ, Roberts WC. Spontaneous exercise testing: running as an early unmasker of underlying cardiac amyloidosis. Arch Intern Med. 1982;142(2):345.

    530. Saffitz JE, Sazama K, Roberts WC. Amyloidosis limited to small arteries causing angina pectoris and sudden death. Am J Cardiol. 1983;51(7):1234-1235.

    542. Saffitz JE, Ferrans VJ, Rodriguez ER, Lewis FR, Roberts WC. Histiocytoid cardiomyopathy: a cause of sudden death in apparently healthy infants. Am J Cardiol. 1983;52(1):215-217.

    550. Saffitz JE, Schwartz DJ, Southworth W, Murphree S, Rodriguez ER, Ferrans VJ, Roberts WC. Coxsackie viral myocarditis causing transmural right and left ventricular infarction without coronary narrowing. Am J Cardiol. 1983;52(5):644-647.

    551. Silver MA, Roberts WC. Active infective endocarditis complicating idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 1983;52(5):647.

    587. Silver MA, Bonow RO, Deglin SM, Maron BJ, Cannon RO III, Roberts WC. Acquired left ventricular endocardial constriction from massive mural calcific deposits: a newly recognized cause of impairment to left ventricular filling. Am J Cardiol. 1984;53(10):1468-1470.

    595. Silver MA, Cohen AI, Katz NM, Fletcher RD, Ferrans VJ, Roberts WC. Cardiac morphologic findings late after partial left ventricular endomyocardial resection for recurrent ventricular tachycardia. Am J Cardiol. 1984;54(1):233-235.

    678. Ross EM, Rosing DR, Laidlaw JC, McGuire LB, Maron BM, Roberts WC. Impaired left ventricular systolic and diastolic function without left ventricular dilatation associated with papillary muscle calcification in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 1986;57(6):488-490.

    716. Maron BJ, Barbour DJ, Marraccini JV, Roberts WC. Sudden unexpected death 12 years after "near-miss" sudden infant death syndrome in infancy. Am J Cardiol. 1986;58(11):1104-1105.

    787. Lemery R, Brugada P, Havenith M, Barbour D, Roberts WC, Wellens HJJ. Sudden death in hemochromatosis after closed-chest catheter ablation of the atrioventricular junction. Am J Cardiol. 1988;61(11):941-943.

    883. Maron BJ, Kragel AH, Roberts WC. Sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with normal left ventricular mass. Br Heart J. 1990;63(5):308-310.

    1075. Pelosi F Jr, Capehart J, Roberts WC. Effectiveness of cardiac transplantation for primary (AL) cardiac amyloidosis. Am J Cardiol. 1997;79(4):532-535.

    1205. Phillips SD, Roberts WC. Cardiac amyloidosis in nonagenarians. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2001;10(2):107-109.

    1215. Theleman KP, Kuiper JJ, Roberts WC. Acute myocarditis (predominately lymphocytic) causing sudden death without heart failure. Am J Cardiol. 2001;88(9):1078-1083.

    1238. Donsky AS, Escobar J, Capehart J, Roberts WC. Heart transplantation for undiagnosed cardiac sarcoidosis. Am J Cardiol. 2002;89(12):1447-1450.

    1365. Garner WL, Starling C, Kuiper JJ, Roberts WC. Lymphocytic myocarditis as a cause of fulminant fatal heart failure. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2006;19(2):122-123.

    1466. Maron BJ, Bonow RO, Salberg L, Roberts WC, Braunwald E. The first patient clinically diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2008;102(10):1418-1420.

    1488. Sharma PS, Lubahn JG, Donsky AS, Yoon AD, Carry MM, Grayburn PA, Wood PB, Ko JM, Burton EC, Roberts WC. Diagnosing cardiac sarcoidosis clinically without tissue confirmation. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2009;22(3):236-238.

    1522. Maron BJ, Roberts WC, Ho CY, et al. Profound left ventricular remodeling associated with LAMP2 cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2010;106(8):1194-1196.

    1606. Podduturi V, Armstrong DR, Hitchcock MA, Roberts WC, Guileyardo JM. Isolated atrial amyloidosis and the importance of molecular classification. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2013;26(4):387-389.

    1623. Donaldson EE, Ko JM, Kuiper JJ, Chamogeorgakis T, Roberts WC. Fat in the ventricular septum. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2014;27(3):231-232.

    1643. Maron BJ, Weiner HL, Maron MS, Roberts WC. Surviving malignant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with all major complications in a single patient. Am J Cardiol. 2015;115(3):402-404.

    1662. Roberts WC, Hall SA, Ko JM, McCullough PA, Lima B. Atrophy of the heart after insertion of a left ventricular assist device and closure of the aortic valve. Am J Cardiol. 2016;117(5):878-879.

    1709. Roberts WC, Grayburn PA, Hall SA. Complications of radiofrequency ablation for supraventricular tachycardia in the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome associated with noncompaction cardiomyopathy. Am J Cardiol. 2018;121(11):1442-1444.


    William C. Roberts, MD, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1932. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and Emory University School of Medicine. He did his training in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his training in pathology at the National Institutes of Health. From July 1964 to March 1993, he was Chief of Pathology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He published more than 1,700 articles, authored or edited 31 books, and lectured in over 2,200 cities worldwide. He contributed information on many cardiovascular conditions. During the past 44 years, Dr. Roberts had been program director for the Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease held every December in Williamsburg, Virginia. The American College of Cardiology Foundation has sponsored this conference for 30 years. Since March 1993, Dr. Roberts had been the executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education at Baylor Scott & White Health. He had been the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982. He received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award from The American College of Cardiology; the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians; the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979; the 1984 Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association; an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines in 1995; the designation of Master from The American College of Cardiology in 2004, the Lifetime Achievement Award of The American College of Cardiology in 2016; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for D’s CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards in 2021.

    Sadly, Dr. William C. Roberts passed away in June 2023 at the age of 90, just as this book series went into production.