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What is cardiomyopathy caused by?
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Various causes
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: Various causes
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
In brief: Various causes
Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle.
It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Various causes
Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle.
It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Thank
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