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Archive for June 28th, 2011

TYPES OF HEART DISEASE: HEART FAILURE DUE TO CARDIOMYOPATHY – TYPES OF CARDIOMYOPATHY

There are three basic types of cardiomyopathy, which are distinguished by the kind of muscle problem involved:1. Dilated cardiomyopathy, in which the heart muscle becomes weak and the heart chambers subsequently enlarge (dilate).2. Hypertrophic (hyper means “over,” trophic means “nourishment”) cardiomyopathy,^ which the heart muscle itself/is much thicker than normal    3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy, in […]