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 (dī-lāt′, dī′lāt′)
v. di·lat·ed, di·lat·ing, di·lates
To make wider or larger; cause to expand.
1. To become wider or larger; expand.
2. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.

[Middle English dilaten, from Old French dilater, from Latin dīlātāre, to enlarge : dī-, dis-, apart; see dis- + lātus, wide.]

di·lat′a·bil′i·ty n.
di·lat′a·ble adj.
di·lat′a·bly adv.
di·la′tive adj.
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It may be because of sequel of myocarditis, metabolic causes, storage disorder, congenital heart disease or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
Darren Gibson, 50, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and severe heart failure in 2004, but it took many years to get a diagnosis.
Introduction: Dilated cardiomyopathy was characterized by dilatation of the left or both ventricles and decreased contraction.
There is little information on the repair of dilated ear lobules; however, given the increasing popularity of ear piercing among youths, this repair is increasingly performed to restore the natural ear appearance and shape for aesthetic and social reasons.
The name of the devastating disease in dogs derives from a dilated esophagus with little or no mobility, preventing normal passage of food and liquid.
DIAGNOSIS: Atrial fibrillation with a ventricular response of 104 beats/minute; Ashman's phenomenon; 1 RV6 > RV5 suggests left ventricular enlargement, (2) right axis deviation (106[degrees]) of the QRS complex with large S waves in leads V5 and V6 indicates right ventricular enlargement; (3) and large QRS voltage in the precordial leads compared to the limb leads implies a dilated cardiomyopathy.
com)-- The global dilated cardiomyopathy therapeutics market is estimated to reach USD 300 Million in 2020, declining at a CAGR of 6.
Bowie, who died in January aged 69, was left with a dilated left pupil after a pal punched him during a fight over a girl when they were teenagers.
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is characterized by dilatation of left ventricle or both ventricles with impaired systolic functions (Dukes-McEwen et al.
Abdomen erect x-ray showed dilated proximal jejunal loop (Fig 1).
The survey found that nearly one-third (30%) of respondents reported they do not get an annual comprehensive dilated eye exam, a test that can help to detect DME and diabetic retinopathy.