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What's the pathophysiology for cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Too general for this

Cardiomyopathy is a term for abnormal heart muscle can be a cardiomyopathy thats from a heart attack and damaged muscle.
Alcohol , poorly controlled high BP over long time priods. It can be genetic, post partum after having a baby, a virus, etc. Cardiomyopathy can mean a thin weak muscle or a stiff thick muscle.The former is systolic dysfunction. And the latter diastolic dysfxn. Need to narrow it.

In brief: Too general for this

Cardiomyopathy is a term for abnormal heart muscle can be a cardiomyopathy thats from a heart attack and damaged muscle.
Alcohol , poorly controlled high BP over long time priods. It can be genetic, post partum after having a baby, a virus, etc. Cardiomyopathy can mean a thin weak muscle or a stiff thick muscle.The former is systolic dysfunction. And the latter diastolic dysfxn. Need to narrow it.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Jennifer Peura
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pathophys

Big classifications are: ischemic (from heart attacks) or non-ischemic.
There are many causes of non ischemic but in most cases cause is unknown (idiopathic).

In brief: Pathophys

Big classifications are: ischemic (from heart attacks) or non-ischemic.
There are many causes of non ischemic but in most cases cause is unknown (idiopathic).
Dr. Jennifer Peura
Dr. Jennifer Peura
Thank
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