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Overview of Cardiomyopathy

By

Tisha Suboc

, MD, Rush University

Full review/revision Nov 2022
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Cardiomyopathy refers to progressive impairment of the structure and function of the muscular walls of the heart chambers.

There are three main types of cardiomyopathy:

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The main types of cardiomyopathy may overlap, that is, people may have features of more than one type.

Types of Cardiomyopathy

There are three main types of cardiomyopathy—dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive.

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Cardiomyopathy can be caused by many disorders, or it may have no identifiable cause.

Treatment depends on the specific type and cause of cardiomyopathy.

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The following English-language resources may be useful. Please note that THE MANUAL is not responsible for the content of these resources.

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