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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Causes and Risk Factors

Dilated cardiomyopathy may be inherited or be due to genetics, or it can be caused by other factors such as:

  • ​Viral infections causing heart muscle inflammation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hyperthyroidism or thyroid disorders
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Certain drugs used to treat cancer and complications during pregnancy.
Dilated cardiomyopathy mostly occurs in adults aged 20 to 60 years old. Often, the exact cause of dilated cardiomyopathy may not be known even after investigations.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Preparing for surgery

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Post-surgery care

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Other Information

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