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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On clinical and transthoracic 2-D M Mode echocardiography, cases of prepartum peripartum cardiomyopathy were detected.
We conducted a chart review of all the patients who had been admitted with a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (ICD-9 code 674.
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19 May 2014 - Cardiologists have identified biomarkers that can be utilised for the development of a screening test for diagnosis of Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the main cause of mortality in pregnant women in developing countries.
They revealed she had peripartum cardiomyopathy - a weak heart working at just 30% of its normal capacity.
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