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Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy: Introduction

Dilated cardiomyopathy: By far the most common type of nonischemic cardiomyopathy, the dilated (stretched) form occurs when disease-affected muscle fibers lead to enlargement, or dilation, ... more about Dilated cardiomyopathy.

Dilated cardiomyopathy: A rare chronic heart muscle condition where one or both heart ventricles are dilated or have impaired contractility. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dilated cardiomyopathy is available below.

Symptoms of Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Dilated cardiomyopathy: Complications

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Causes of Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Dilated cardiomyopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Prognosis for Dilated cardiomyopathy

Prognosis for Dilated cardiomyopathy: Typically poor because usually diagnosed late. 5-year survival 50%. 10-year survival 25%.

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Clinical Trials for Dilated cardiomyopathy

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Article Excerpts about Dilated cardiomyopathy

By far the most common type of nonischemic cardiomyopathy, the dilated (stretched) form occurs when disease-affected muscle fibers lead to enlargement, or dilation, of one or more chambers of the heart. This weakens the heart's pumping ability. The heart tries to cope with the pumping limitation by further enlarging and stretching--a process known as "compensation." (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Definitions of Dilated cardiomyopathy:

A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, contractile dysfunction of the left or both HEART VENTRICLES, and congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE, CONGESTIVE) symptoms. Risk factors include ETHANOL and TOBACCO abuse, PREGNANCY; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein. - (Source - Diseases Database)

 

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