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What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Cardiomyopathy

I have never heard of this distinction being made among the cardiomyopathies.

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

I have never heard of this distinction being made among the cardiomyopathies.
Dr. Mark Milunski
Dr. Mark Milunski
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: The cause

A cardiomyopathy is a term indicating a weak heart with impaired function.
Your question is using a different nomenclature than used by cardiologists. Cardiomyopathy are classified as systolic dysfunction with low ejection fraction. Diastolic dysfxn with a preserved ejection fraction but a stiff heart. They can be idiopathic with unknown cause, ischemic with CAD or caused by other diseases

In brief: The cause

A cardiomyopathy is a term indicating a weak heart with impaired function.
Your question is using a different nomenclature than used by cardiologists. Cardiomyopathy are classified as systolic dysfunction with low ejection fraction. Diastolic dysfxn with a preserved ejection fraction but a stiff heart. They can be idiopathic with unknown cause, ischemic with CAD or caused by other diseases
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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