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please help! what is the difference between dilated cardiomyopathy and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Christian Perzanowski
23 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Different causes: The term dilated cardiomyopathy refers to enlargement of the heart, not uncommonly all four chambers . This may or may not be associated with changes in function . Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy ("hocm ") refers to an abnormal thickening of the left ventricle.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014

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