Case Study On Cardiomyopathy

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Heart Attack Heart attack is the consequence and progression of worsening CAD. The coronary artery become partial of completely blocked and suddenly stop the blood flow. Without oxygen part of the heart become permanently damaged and loses its ability of contractility; resulting in scarred area or necrosis. These damage are permanent or irreversible (Mozaffarian et al., 2015).
Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. The chambers of the heart enlarge and the heart muscle stretches and weakens. The heart muscle becomes severely enlarged and some cases, the muscle tissue is replaced with scar tissue. As the condition progresses, the heart loses its ability to pumping blood to supply the body needs; resulting in HF or arrhythmias,
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The blood pushes against the artery walls very hard as travels through the arteries. Therefore, the heart works harder to push blood to supply the body. Consequently, to manage this extra work the heart becomes rigid and thicker; because the heart cannot fully contract and relax inside the pericardium, so pumping action become ineffective and the heart is less able to do its job (Mozaffarian et al., …show more content…
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