What does cardiomyopathy mean?

Muscle disease . Cardio = heart. Myo = muscle. Opathy = poor function/disease. Therefore cardiomyopathy is a disease/poor function of cardiac muscle.
Weak heart muscle. Weak heart muscle which can be caused by many different reasons.

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