Cardiomyopathy

by admin | October 20, 2015 3:44 am

The muscles of the heart have the most important function in the body. They help the heart to pump blood, throughout the body. When these muscles become abnormal, they affect the functioning of the heart and its ability to pump blood, to maintain its regular rhythm.

Any condition that affects the functioning of the muscles of the heart is known as Cardiomyopathy. There are different types of cardiomyopathy disorders:

In a Cardiomyopathy patient, progressively, the heart muscles enlarge, become thicker or rigid. In very rare cases, scar tissue replaces the muscle tissue of the heart.

The end result of Cardiomyopathy is that it can lead to heart failure.

Also Read: Heart Failure – Cause, Symptoms, Types and Stages[1]

Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

The signs and symptoms of Cardiomyopathy may not be visible in the initial phase, but once the disorder has reached a more advanced stage, they will appear. A cardiomyopathy patient will exhibit the following signs and symptoms:

This disorder can be treated but the type of treatment depends on the type of cardiomyopathy a patient has and how serious it is. Types of treatment available are:

In many cases, especially those where the disease makes its appearance at a very later stage, doctors are unable to pinpoint the cause, but have been able to identify some of the contributing causes, which include:

Types of Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Idiopathic or Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

Management of Cardiomyopathy

Leading a healthy lifestyle, regular follow up with your doctor, taking medications as prescribed.

Endnotes:
  1. Heart Failure – Cause, Symptoms, Types and Stages: https://kauveryhospital.com/blog/cardiology/causes-and-types-of-congestive-heart-failure/
  2. diabetes: https://kauveryhospital.com/blog/general-medicine-diabetology/living-with-diabetes/

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