cardiomyopathy


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Related to cardiomyopathy: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Dilated cardiomyopathy

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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Broken heart syndrome is also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, stress cardiomyopathy, left ventricular apical ballooning syndrome, or ampulla-shaped cardiomyopathy.
A significant subset of peripartum cardiomyopathy is the initial manifestation of familial dilated cardiomyopathy.
It is important to realize that the diagnosis of PPCM requires the exclusion of other causes of cardiomyopathy before its diagnosis is considered (19).
Patients with chronic Chagas disease (subjects with positive serology results) were classified by clinical investigation, electrocardiogram (ECG) mapping, and radiologic imaging as having no sign of heart or gastrointestinal disease (the indeterminate group [I]), as suffering exclusively from cardiomyopathy or from cardiomyopathy combined with megacolon (the cardiomyopathy group [CM]), or as suffering exclusively from megacolon (the megacolon group [M]).
The two-year project follows an earlier scheme that investigated muscular dystrophy cardiomyopathy, a condition which weakens heart muscle.
BARTON replies: Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a common condition where the walls of the heart become increasingly enlarged and eventually when the heart cannot get any bigger it starts to fail.
The first symptom of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy among many young patients is sudden collapse and possible death.
Although MRI is helpful in evaluation of morphology and function, its most important role in cardiomyopathy is to determine the presence and extent of ischemic scar or interstitial fibrosis using viability imaging.
Cardiomyopathy, which kills more under-25s in the UK than any other illness, had caused Mhairi's heart walls to gradually thicken.
The event was dedicated to tragic Midland victims of cardiomyopathy, also called adult cot death as the heart suddenly stops beating.
As you know, some forms of idiopathic (meaning: the cause is unknown) dilated (meaning: the heart gets big generally because of cavity enlargement rather than thickened muscle) cardiomyopathy (meaning: damage to the heart muscle) are inherited, and you have done the appropriate thing by getting a genetic workup for your husband's sister and the children.
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