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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Cardiomyopathy is commonly associated with signs of heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms.
It's essential that families start talking to each other about heart disease within the family," said Joel Rose, chief executive of Cardiomyopathy UK.
At first, she thought that she might be having a heart attack but further medical tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center revealed that she was suffering from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or broken-heart syndrome.
Material and Methods: Sixty patients with cardiomyopathy (any type) along with sixty healthy controls of matched age and gender were recruited through non-probability purposive sampling.
It may be because of sequel of myocarditis, metabolic causes, storage disorders, congenital heart disease or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Echocardiographic examination revealed dilated cardiomyopathy, decreased left ventricular function, ejection fraction %33.
Two of these programs are focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and one targets dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
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We conducted a chart review of all the patients who had been admitted with a diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy (ICD-9 code 674.
According to his research, cannabis users who had an episode of stress cardiomyopathy were significantly more likely to go into cardiac arrest or need correction to abnormal heart rhythms than non-users.
There was no family history of sudden cardiac death, congestive heart failure or cardiomyopathy.
Most expecting mothers are unaware of what peripartum cardiomyopathy is and childbirth education providers can empower women with information about the disease including the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treatments.

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