About- Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease in which the walls of the heart chambers have become stretched, thickened or stiff that 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

 Bloating of the abdomen due to fluid buildup
 Chest pain, discomfort or pressure
 Edema (Swelling) of the legs, ankles, and feet
 Heart palpitations
 High blood pressure
 Rapid, pounding or fluttering Heartbeats
 Shortness of breath
 A family history of Cardiomyopathy, sudden cardiac arrest, or heart failure
 Chemotherapy drugs
 Chronic rapid heart rate
 Connective tissue disorders
 Coronary heart disease
 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)
 Pregnancy complications
 Radiation therapy
 Thyroid disease
 Use of cocaine, amphetamines or anabolic steroids

Specialists to Visit

 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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