Essay On Cardiomyopathy
The first type of cardiomyopathy is Dilated Cardiomyopathy and it is the most common. Dilated Cardiomyopathy affects adults between the ages of 20 and 60 years and is more likely to occur in men than in women. It starts in the left ventricle, when the heart muscle begins to dilate and doesn’t contract normally. When this happens, it then may spread to the right ventricle and atria, causing the heart to become weak and fail.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the second type and can affect people of any age. It occurs when the walls of the ventricles thicken. If thickening blocks blood flow out of the ventricle, it’s called obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and if thickening does not block the blood flow out of the ventricle, …show more content…
Some of those tests may include an Echocardiography, a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of you; this picture shows how well the heart is working and its shape and size, a Chest X Ray a test that shows whether your heart is enlarged and whether or not fluid is building up in your lungs, a blood test to show information about your heart and an Electrocardiogram (EKG) which is a test that shows how fast your heart is beating, its rhythm, its strength and timing of electrical signals by recording the hearts electrical