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Cardiomyopathy

– Cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the myocardial structure in the heart, and therfore impairing the cardiac function.  There are three main types of cardiomyopathy

  1. Dilated cardiomyopathy- with this type,  the ventricles are dilated with destruction of myocardial fibers limiting contractility and causing systolic dysfunction.
  2. Hyperthrophic cardiomyopathy- myocardial thickening of the ventricular wall and septum causing a rigid ventricle and diastolic dysfunction.
  3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy- the ventricles become rigid with fibrotic tissue, causing systolic dysfunction.

 

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