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Cardiomyopathy: Introduction

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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Causes of Cardiomyopathy:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cardiomyopathy. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Cardiomyopathy

Home medical tests possibly related to Cardiomyopathy:

Cardiomyopathy: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Cardiomyopathy, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Cardiomyopathy Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Cardiomyopathy may include:

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Cardiomyopathy: Animations

Cardiomyopathy: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cardiomyopathy may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiomyopathy: Deaths

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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 die 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, 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, more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less dangerous more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test more »

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

Cardiomyopathy: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Cardiomyopathy

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Cardiomyopathy: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Cardiomyopathy: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Cardiomyopathy listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Cardiomyopathy as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Cardiomyopathy

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... (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... (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)

Detailed list of causes of Cardiomyopathy

The list below shows some of the causes of Cardiomyopathy mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cardiomyopathy?

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:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 3 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 127 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cardiomyopathy:

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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Conditions listing medical complications: Cardiomyopathy:

The following list of medical conditions have Cardiomyopathy or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Cardiomyopathy Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cardiomyopathy based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Cardiomyopathy:

    Cardiac muscle disease, Myocardiopathy
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Cardiomyopathy:

    Medical Conditions associated with Cardiomyopathy:

    Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes)

    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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