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Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart. See detailed information below for a list of 135 causes of Cardiomyopathy, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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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)
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)
Cardiomyopathy (KAR-dee-oh-my-OP-uh-thee). Cardiomyopathy happens when narrowed... (Source: excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK)
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The heart loses its ability to... (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)
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).
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A disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
The list below shows some of the causes of Cardiomyopathy mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cardiomyopathy. Of the 135 causes of Cardiomyopathy that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Cardiomyopathy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Medical Conditions associated with Cardiomyopathy:
Symptoms related to Cardiomyopathy:
Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Heart failure (274 causes), Heart pain, Shortness of breath (1528 causes), Difficulty breathing (2922 causes), Congenital heart disease (68 causes), Nutritional diseases, Ischemic cardiomyopathy, Hypertensive cardiomyopathy, Alcoholism, Diabetes (212 causes), Valvular cardiomyopathy, Hyperthyroidism (41 causes), Muscular dystrophies, Hemochromatosis
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