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Cardiomyopathy

A heart disease and a myopathy that is characterised by deterioration of the function of the heart muscle

The word cardiomyopathy means "heart muscle disease". Cardiomyopathies are a group of diseases in which the function of the myocardium (heart muscle) is impaired for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of arrhythmia and/or sudden cardiac death.[1]

There are four main types of cardiomyopathy:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kasper, Denis L.; et al. (2005). Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 16th edn. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-139140-1. Explicit use of et al. in: |first= (help)
  2. Cardiomyopathy Association. "About cardiomyopathy". Retrieved 2007-05-31.