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    What is it? Cardiomyopathy is a term to describe a disease that affects the muscles of the heart. Cardiomyopathy occurs when the muscles of the heart become stiff and enlarged and it makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood. In response, it may cause heart failure and the weakened heart will be able to pump blood causing blood to flow inadequately into the lungs and other areas of the body. There are three main type of cardiomyopathy, which are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the common form of cardiomyopathy, in which the left ventricle it not pumping at its capacity and is not forceful. Therefore, the left ventricle become dilated and does not adequately…

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    Introduction / 5p- 1200w The most frequent cause of sudden cardiac death is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), mainly in young people. It is characterized by thickening in the left ventricle (LV) wall not related to load condition such as aortic stenosis or systemic hypertension (Bing, Knott et al. 2000). It is estimated that approximately one in 500-1000 population. HCM is a complex genetic inherited cardiovascular disease caused by dominate mutation in coding of cardiac sarcomere proteins gene…

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    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the second most common form of heart muscle disease and is the number one cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It affects approximately one in 500 adults in the United States. HCM is a genetically determined heart muscle disease caused by more than 1400 mutations in 11 or more genes encoding proteins of the cardiac sarcomere (Maron & Maron, 2013). HCM is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) of various morphologies with a wide…

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    Dilated cardiomyopathy, is “a form of heart disease that weakens the cardiac muscle, preventing the heart from pumping blood efficiently” (“Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy”). Patients who have Duchenne disease will develop cardiomyopathy and have a lesser life expectancy due to heart failure. Also, with the vast amounts of blood loss and the weakened muscle tissue replaced by fat, it is also a main factor of death for young patients of DMD. According to Barp, “...had led to a greater…

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    flow by 11% and the GFR by 12% but the use of milrinone did not provide any benefit in diuresis of ADHF. (7) In this study, we collected the data of patient who heart failure and on inotropes and we compared the renal functions before and after the inotropes and the aim of the study was to answer the question: do inotropes improve renal function or not? Methods: Study design and patients: It is a retrospective study of 250 patients who were seen in our hospital center from 2011 through 2016.…

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    Essay On Cardiomyopathy

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    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. In cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes enlarged and rigid. As this disease worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less able to pump enough of blood for the body. Cardiomyopathy can be inherited from your parents or close relatives, due to a change in some of the genes in heart muscle proteins. It can also be acquired over time as a result of smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or some other disease or condition. Cardiomyopathy can lead…

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    Cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle is abnormal. The main types of cardiomyopathy include dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy makes it harder for your heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of your body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. But to science certain it is not known which is the cause that causes this disease only knows that there is a variety of this disease. Cardiomyopathy can be treated. The type of treatment you 'll…

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    Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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    The dilated cardiomyopathy is a progressive and chronic disease of the heart muscles, the most common type of cardiomyopathies, occurring mostly in adults 20 to 60, more common in men, usually starting in the heart's main pumping chamber (left ventricle), the muscles of the heart starts to stretch and to become thinner leading consequently to enlargement inside the chamber of the heart and can spreads to the right ventricle and then to the atria (Bhf.org.uk, 2017). When the heart chambers…

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    Cardiomyopathy is a type of cardiovascular disease that is usually asymptomatic. It is a general term used to describe a diverse group of diseases that affects the heart muscles. For most people with cardiomyopathy, their hearts don't function normally because their heart muscles have become either enlarged, abnormally thick, abnormally rigid, or unable to transmit electrical impulses in a normal fashion. Because cardiomyopathy is a general term, there are different types. Some of the major…

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    There is no specific treatment for primary restrictive cardiomyopathy; the main goal is to treat the heart failure symptoms caused by restrictive cardiomyopathy. With secondary types of restrictive cardiomyopathy like amyloidosis and sarcoidosis however, the underlying diseases can be treated. The backbone treatments for restrictive cardiomyopathy include diuretics, vasodilators, ACE inhibitors and anticoagulation therapies. Beta blockers help to improve ventricular relaxation and diastolic…

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