Dilated Cardiomyopathy

About- Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a condition in which the heart's ability to pump blood is decreased due to enlarged, dilated and weak left ventricle (heart's main pumping chamber).
 
Symptoms-
 Arrhythmia
 Ascites
 Blood clots 
 Chest pain
 Cough and congestion 
 Dizziness or lightheadedness
 Fainting
 Fatigue
 Heart murmurs
 Inability to exercise
 Legs, ankles and feet swelling 
 Palpitations
 Shortness of breath
 Weight gain
 
Causes-
The exact cause of
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) dilated cardiomyopathy is not fully understood. Possible factors are
 Alcoholism
 Arrhythmias
 Certain cancer medications
 Cocaine use and abuse
 Diabetes
 Heart valve disease 
 High blood pressure (hypertension)
 Obesity
 Pregnancy complications
 Thyroid disease
 Toxins Exposure
 Viral, bacterial or fungal Infections
 
Specialist to visit
 Cardiologist

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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.heart.org
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.cardiomyopathy.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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