Features March 2017 Issue

Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

A common trait for most types of cardiomyopathy is a thickening of the ventricles and the septum.

Understand the Different Types and Causes of Cardiomyopathy

These conditions can sometimes lead to heart failure and other serious cardiac conditions. Seeing the right specialist is important.

You may know cardiomyopathy as a type of heart disease. But itís actually more than that. Cardiomyopathy is really a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle. There are several kinds of cardiomyopathies, and each one has its own set of possible causes and outcomes. One of the common characteristics of cardiomyopathies is that the heart muscle becomes bigger and sometimes weaker. In many cases, cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure and possibly the need for a heart transplant.

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