cardiomyopathy

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car·di·o·my·op·a·thy

 (kär′dē-ō-mī-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. car·di·o·my·op·a·thies
A disease or disorder of the heart muscle, especially of unknown or obscure cause.

cardiomyopathy

(ˌkɑːdɪəʊmaɪˈɒpəθɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol a disease of the heart muscle usually caused by a biochemical defect or a toxin such as alcohol. Also called: myocardiopathy

car•di•o•my•op•a•thy

(ˌkɑr di oʊ maɪˈɒp ə θi)

n.
any disease of the heart muscle.
[1960–65]

cardiomyopathy

Medicine. a general term designating the early stages of diseases of heart muscles.
See also: Heart

cardiomyopathy

1. Disease of the heart muscle.
2. A term used for a disease of the heart’s muscle, resulting in a decrease in the heart’s efficiency to contract and circulate blood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cardiomyopathy - a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
cardiopathy, heart disease - a disease of the heart
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a disorder in which the heart muscle is so strong that it does not relax enough to fill with the heart with blood and so has reduced pumping ability
Translations
cardiomiopatia

car·di·o·my·op·a·thy

n. cardiomiopatía, alteración del músculo del corazón;
alcoholic ______ alcohólica;
congestive ______ congestiva;
dilated ______ dilatada;
familial hypertrophic ______ hipertrófica familiar;
hypertrophic ______ hipertrófica;
idiopathic ______ idiopática;
puerperal ______ puerperal.

cardiomyopathy

n (pl -thies) cardiomiopatía, miocardiopatía, cardiopatía; dilated — cardiomiopatía or miocardiopatía dilatada; hypertrophic — cardiomiopatía or miocardiopatía hipertrófica; ischemic — cardiopatía isquémica; restrictive — cardiomiopatía or miocardiopatía restrictiva; stress-induced —, takotsubo — cardiomiopatía or miocardiopatía por estrés, cardiomiopatía de takotsubo
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I have never seen peripartum cardiomyopathy this early in the pregnancy before.
Someday this may lead to early testing during pregnancy that can identify women who are at risk for peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Magnetic resonance imaging in a patient with peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Roos-Hesselink pointed out that guidelines published in Europe last year do consider some groups to be contraindicated for pregnancy, including patients with pulmonary hypertension, patients with severe cyanosis, and patients with earlier peripartum cardiomyopathy and still diminished ventricular function.
He recorded that Rachael died of an acute cardiac failure due to peripartum cardiomyopathy.
The diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy was made and the patient was treated for congestive heart failure with diuretics, digitalis and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I).
Responding to a March 13th, 2008 article about a mother of twins who developed peripartum cardiomyopathy, an uncommon and mystifying type of heart failure, Dr.
The one death among 1,052 patients treated with Injectafer in the postpartum/heavy uterine bleeding trials was in a woman found to have peripartum cardiomyopathy on autopsy.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare cardiac complication and diagnosis includes clinical (development of cardiac failure in the last month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery, absence of an identifiable cause of cardiac failure and absence of recognizable heart disease prior to the last month of pregnancy) and echographic (left ventricular systolic dysfunction) criteria (28-29).
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is a rare form of dilated cardiomyopathy that develops either in late pregnancy or in the first 5 months after delivery.
Tests revealed that the right side of Stevie's heart was three times the size of the left and she was diagnosed with a rare weakened heart condition - called peripartum cardiomyopathy - that can occur around pregnancy.