Cardiomyopathy

What is it?

Restrictive cardiomyopathy Click to Flip
Any disease of the heart muscle that weakens the force of cardiac contractions, thereby reducing the efficiency of blood circulation

What causes it produces?

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Cardiomyopathies may have an infectious, metabolic, nutritional, toxic, autoimmune, or degenerative cause. However, in many cases the cause is unknown.

Types

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3 main types. 1. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 2. Dilated cardiomyopathy 3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Click to Flip
It is usually inherited, the heart muscle is abnormally thickened.

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy Click to Flip
Metabolism of the heart muscle cells is abnormal and the walls of the heart tend to balloon out under pressure

Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Restrictive cardiomyopathy Click to Flip
Caused by scarring of the endocardium (the inner lining of the heart) or by amyloidosis.

 

Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

 

December 16, 2019

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