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Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Introduction

Cardiomyopathy refers to disease that affect the muscle of the heart itself. Diseases of the heart's arteries (e.g. coronary heart disease) or heart valve disorders are not considered to be a form of cardiomyopathy. ...more »

Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

Treatments for Cardiomyopathy

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Related Patient Stories

Cardiomyopathy: Deaths

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Types of Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Complications

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Causes of Cardiomyopathy

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Disease Topics Related To Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiomyopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Cardiomyopathy

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether too common for people to...read more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may...read more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases,...read more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the...read more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even...read more »

Cardiomyopathy: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiomyopathy: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Animations

Prognosis for Cardiomyopathy

Research about Cardiomyopathy

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Clinical Trials for Cardiomyopathy

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Statistics for Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Cardiomyopathy

Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Cardiomyopathy (KAR-dee-oh-my-OP-uh-thee). Cardiomyopathy happens when narrowed blood vessels let less blood flow through the heart. This damage makes the heart muscle weak. (Source: excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK)

NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The heart loses its ability to pump blood and, in some instances, heart rhythm is disturbed, leading to irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias . Usually, the exact cause of the muscle damage is never found. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Definitions of Cardiomyopathy:

A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS). - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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