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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - What it is

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. Due to various causes, the heart muscles become weak and/or stiff. This makes it harder for the heart to pump sufficient blood to supply the body’s needs. One of the most common types of cardiomyopathy is dilated cardiomyopathy. 

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition when the heart becomes enlarged and weak. In this condition, the heart muscle becomes stretched and thin. This causes the heart pump chambers to become enlarged or dilated. The stretched and enlarged heart becomes weak and is unable to pump blood normally. When the heart is unable to pump enough blood for the body’s needs, it could result in heart failure.

normal heart vs heart with dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Preparing for surgery

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Post-surgery care

Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Other Information

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