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If you had to boil it down, what is cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Weak heart muscle

Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for any type of structural or functional heart abnormality resulting from abnormal contraction and/or relaxation of heart muscle fibers.

In brief: Weak heart muscle

Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for any type of structural or functional heart abnormality resulting from abnormal contraction and/or relaxation of heart muscle fibers.
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Weakness or thicknes

Improper function of the heart due to problems with the heart muscle.
It can be either weakness of the muscle decreasing its pump function or abnormal thickness of parts of the heart muscle increasing resistance to blood flow into and out of the heart.

In brief: Weakness or thicknes

Improper function of the heart due to problems with the heart muscle.
It can be either weakness of the muscle decreasing its pump function or abnormal thickness of parts of the heart muscle increasing resistance to blood flow into and out of the heart.
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is heart muscle disease.
It can vary in terms of causes, symptoms (none to severe), requirements for treatment, and projected outcomes. Therefore, cardiomyopathy is broken down into specific types that help patients and practitioners to speak a common language about diagnosing and approaching the condition.

In brief: Heart muscle disease

Cardiomyopathy is heart muscle disease.
It can vary in terms of causes, symptoms (none to severe), requirements for treatment, and projected outcomes. Therefore, cardiomyopathy is broken down into specific types that help patients and practitioners to speak a common language about diagnosing and approaching the condition.
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