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
References in periodicals archive ?
The presence of cardiocirculatory dysfunction in liver cirrhosis has been described since 1960s, but it was erroneously attributed to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is usually a dilated cardiomyopathy characterised by increased ventricular volumes and a decreased ejection fraction.
This article reviews these effects of alcohol consumption on CV conditions, such as HTN, CHD, stroke, PAD, and alcoholic cardiomyopathy, as well as mechanisms that may mediate the positive and the adverse effects of alcohol.
Excessive alcohol consumption has long been known to weaken heart muscles and cause a problem called alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
3 Alcohol drinking also impedes the functions of the heart, a condition referred to as alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
In the comparison of YLL according to the cause of death, it could be observed that degeneration of the nervous system due to alcohol, alcoholic cardiomyopathy, alcoholic gastritis, alcohol-induced acute pancreatitis and alcohol-induced chronic pancreatitis (G312, I426, K292, K852, K860.
The patients history was significant for obstructive sleep apnea, end-stage renal disease, alcoholic liver disease, pulmonary hypertension, and alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Unlike alcoholic cardiomyopathy, which is damage to the heart caused by heavy alcohol consumption over a period of years, holiday heart syndrome is usually a temporary condition resulting from too much alcohol at one time.
There used to be a misconception that these elevated levels of proBNP represented some twisted form of alcoholic cardiomyopathy and that terming it cirrhotic cardiomyopathy was a gross misnomer.
7) Patients with valvular heart disease, hypertension, ischaemic, pericardial or congenital heart disease, diabetes or alcoholic cardiomyopathy and women who fulfilled the criteria for peripartum cardiomyopathy were excluded.
Paramedics were called and Mr Matuszewicz was taken to George Eliot Hospital where pathologist Dr Kolar said his cause of death was from alcoholic cardiomyopathy.
Symptoms of alcoholic cardiomyopathy include fatigue; dyspnea, including paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea and orthopnea; loss of appetite; irregular pulse; productive cough with pink/frothy material; lower extremity edema; and nocturia.