Cardiomyopathy refers to disease of the heart's muscles. It can affect anyone in any age group. But, some people are at higher risk. We are going to talk about cardiomyopathy in adults and its types.
'Cardio' means heart and 'myo' refers to muscle. So, the term cardiomyopathy describes a disease of the muscles of the heart. In this condition, there is difficulty of the heart's chambers to pump blood effectively to all the tissues of the body. It can be either genetic or acquired.
Types of Cardiomyopathy: Depending on how and which heart muscle is affected, there are few types.
Causes: It may be caused due to varying reasons.
Signs and Symptoms: Symptoms worsen over time if left untreated. The person may experience one or many of the following.
Diagnosis: Few tests which help with the diagnosis and classification into which type of cardiomyopathy it is.
Treatment: It is essentially not treatable, but controlled with the following.
Prevention: Make lifestyle changes as advised to prevent the disease from progressing.
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