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Medical Condition:
Cardiomyopathy
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This condition is a serious disease of the heart muscle, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed and doesn’t work to the same normal capacity .There are three main types:-

  • Dilated - this is where the muscular walls of the heart become stretched, causing the heart to enlarge, the muscles can’t pump a larger heart so efficiently

  • Hypertrophic orHCM –this is where the wall of the heart become thickened; therefore it can’t fill correctly and is consequently less efficient at pumping the blood around.
  • Restrictive-this is caused by hardening of the heart muscles, this can be due to scarring,but again causes the heart to be inefficient.

 

 

Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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