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Is cardiomyopathy a common disease?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: No

It is not common, but it is serious.

In brief: No

It is not common, but it is serious.
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Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: A complex question..

There are three main types of cardiomyopathy.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is quite common and is hereditary, with an incidence in the u.S of 1 in 500 people, and is a cause of sudden death. Dilated cardiomyopathy is usually the consequence of coronary artery disease, or of a viral infection (more common in young people), and is difficult to quantify. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is extremely rare.

In brief: A complex question..

There are three main types of cardiomyopathy.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is quite common and is hereditary, with an incidence in the u.S of 1 in 500 people, and is a cause of sudden death. Dilated cardiomyopathy is usually the consequence of coronary artery disease, or of a viral infection (more common in young people), and is difficult to quantify. Restrictive cardiomyopathy is extremely rare.
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