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How does someone get cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many different ways

Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction.
Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these.

In brief: Many different ways

Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction.
Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Born with it, viral or other infection, toxic, metabolic, coronary artery disease, valve or shunt problem, trauma and others.

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Born with it, viral or other infection, toxic, metabolic, coronary artery disease, valve or shunt problem, trauma and others.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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