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