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Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. These diseases enlarge your heart muscle or make it thicker and more rigid than normal. In rare cases, scar tissue replaces the muscle tissue.

Some people live long, healthy lives with cardiomyopathy. Some people don't even realize they have it. In others, however, it can make the heart less able to pump blood through the body. This can cause serious complications, including

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Illustration of a normal heart and  a heart enlarged due to cardiomyopathy
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  1. Cardiomyopathy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cardiomyopathy is the name for diseases of the heart muscle. These diseases enlarge your heart muscle or ... tissue. Some people live long, healthy lives with cardiomyopathy. Some people don't even realize they have ...
  2. Cardiomyopathy - restrictive; Infiltrative cardiomyopathy ... In a case of restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is normal size or slightly enlarged. Most of the time, it also pumps normally. However, it does not ...
  3. Cardiomyopathy - hypertrophic (HCM); IHSS; Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis; Asymmetric septal hypertrophy; ASH; HOCM; Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
  4. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association)  
    HCMA Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association The preeminent organization improving the lives of those with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, preventing untimely deaths and advancing global ...
  5. Cardiomyopathy - dilated ... The most common causes of dilated cardiomyopathy are: Heart disease caused by a narrowing of the arteries Poorly controlled high blood pressure There are many other causes of dilated ...
  6. Cardiomyopathy - peripartum ... Cardiomyopathy occurs when there is damage to the heart. As a result, the heart muscle becomes weak ... the lungs, liver, and other body systems. Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a form of dilated cardiomyopathy in which ...
  7. ... studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Familial dilated cardiomyopathy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed December 2013 What is familial dilated cardiomyopathy? Familial dilated cardiomyopathy is a genetic form of ...
  8. ... studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Familial restrictive cardiomyopathy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed January 2011 What is familial restrictive cardiomyopathy? Familial restrictive cardiomyopathy is a genetic form of ...
  9. ... OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > DMD-associated dilated cardiomyopathy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Reviewed February 2012 What is DMD-associated dilated cardiomyopathy? DMD -associated dilated cardiomyopathy is a form of ...
  10. ... studies OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ...
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