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How is cardiomyopathy contracted?

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Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Cardiomyopathy means damaged heart muscle of any type.
This damage indicates the heart is not working effectively as a pump., the most common causes of cardiomyopathy are "ischemic" , due to heart attacks or "viral", due to damage done to the heart muscle from a severe viral attack. Like all viral infections this is contracted from other people but they cause disease only in susceptible people.

In brief: Let discuss this

Cardiomyopathy means damaged heart muscle of any type.
This damage indicates the heart is not working effectively as a pump., the most common causes of cardiomyopathy are "ischemic" , due to heart attacks or "viral", due to damage done to the heart muscle from a severe viral attack. Like all viral infections this is contracted from other people but they cause disease only in susceptible people.
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: In a young person

Most commonly a virus if other things like alcohol and tachycardia have been ruled out.

In brief: In a young person

Most commonly a virus if other things like alcohol and tachycardia have been ruled out.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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