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What are common causes of cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Several
One of the most common causes of cardiomyopathy (cm) is atherosclerosis.
By blocking or impairing blood flow the heart muscle suffers. Heart attacks can cause permanent scarring and fibrosis. Other causes can be viral or physiologic conditions like pregnancy (peripartum cm).Toxins like excessive alcohol can cause CM (usually reversible if caught early) or chemotherapy agents.Some causes are unknown.

In brief: Several
One of the most common causes of cardiomyopathy (cm) is atherosclerosis.
By blocking or impairing blood flow the heart muscle suffers. Heart attacks can cause permanent scarring and fibrosis. Other causes can be viral or physiologic conditions like pregnancy (peripartum cm).Toxins like excessive alcohol can cause CM (usually reversible if caught early) or chemotherapy agents.Some causes are unknown.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Atherosclerosis
Is #1, far and away in U.
S. Others include : viral, alcohol, tachycardia, idiopathic (we don't know), hypertension, hereditary, etc.

In brief: Atherosclerosis
Is #1, far and away in U.
S. Others include : viral, alcohol, tachycardia, idiopathic (we don't know), hypertension, hereditary, etc.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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