Cardiomyopathy

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

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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