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What are the differences between dilated cardiomyopathy and viral cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cause and effect

Viral cardiomyopathies are one cause of dilated cardiomyopathies.
Other causes of dilated cardiomyopathies include: inherited, metabolic, nutritional, valvular.

In brief: Cause and effect

Viral cardiomyopathies are one cause of dilated cardiomyopathies.
Other causes of dilated cardiomyopathies include: inherited, metabolic, nutritional, valvular.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Fernando Torres
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: The heart

Paige, this is really all semantics and doctor talk.
Viruses can cause damage to your heart: cardiomyopathy. When the damage causes your heart to enlarge, then it is called dilated cardiomyopathy. So, viral cardiomyopathy, is a more specific term for a cardiomyopathy. I hope that you get better. Many times, a viral cardiomyopathy gets better with time...

In brief: The heart

Paige, this is really all semantics and doctor talk.
Viruses can cause damage to your heart: cardiomyopathy. When the damage causes your heart to enlarge, then it is called dilated cardiomyopathy. So, viral cardiomyopathy, is a more specific term for a cardiomyopathy. I hope that you get better. Many times, a viral cardiomyopathy gets better with time...
Dr. Fernando Torres
Dr. Fernando Torres
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: See below

Viral cardiomyopathy is one of the kinds of dilated cardiomyopathies.
They may also be caused by other reasons, such as childbirth, drugs, alcohol etc.

In brief: See below

Viral cardiomyopathy is one of the kinds of dilated cardiomyopathies.
They may also be caused by other reasons, such as childbirth, drugs, alcohol etc.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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