Cardiomyopathy

About- Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease in which the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened, or stiff which makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body.
There are three main types of Cardiomyopathy
 Dilated cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Symptoms-
 Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid buildup
Chest pain, discomfort, or pressure
Cough
Dizziness
Edema (Swelling) of the legs, ankles, and feet
Fainting
Fatigue
Heart palpitations
High blood pressure
Lightheadedness
Rapid, pounding, or fluttering Heartbeats
Shortness of breath
 
Causes-
 A family history of Cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac arrest, or heart failure
Alcoholism
Amyloidosis
Chemotherapy drugs
Chronic rapid heart rate
Connective tissue disorders
Coronary heart disease
Diabetes
Heart attack
Heart infections
Heart tissue damage from a heart attack
Heart valve problems
Hemochromatosis (Iron buildup in the heart muscle)
Long-term high blood pressure
Nutritional deficiencies of essential vitamins or minerals, such as thiamin (vitamin B-1)
 Obesity
Pregnancy complications
Radiation therapy
Sarcoidosis
Thyroid disease
 Use of cocaine, amphetamines, or anabolic steroids

Specialists to Visit
 Cardiologist

Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Emergency Medicine Doctor

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.heart.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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