Cardiomiopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The heart lose s its ability to pump blood and, in some instances, heart rhythm is disturbed, leading to irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias. Usually, the exact cause of the muscle damage is never found.  Cardiomiopathy differs from many other heart disease. First, the types not related to coronary atherosclerosis are fairly uncommon.. Second, certain types of cardiomiopathies can, and often do, occur in the young. The condition tends to be progressive and sometimes worsens fairly quickly.  Finally cardiomyopathies are a leading reason for heart transplantation.

There are various types of cardiomiopathy. These fall into two major categories. “ischemic” and “non ischemic” cardiomiopathy.

The first one typically refers to heart muscle damage that results from coronary artery disease, such as heart attack

The second one includes several types. The three main types are: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive. The name of each describes the nature of its muscle damage


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