Introduction: Cardiomyopathy


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Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy refers to disease that affect the muscle of the heart itself. Diseases of the heart's arteries (e.g. coronary heart disease) or heart valve disorders are not considered to be a form of cardiomyopathy.

Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy (KAR-dee-oh-my-OP-uh-thee). Cardiomyopathy happens when narrowed blood vessels let less blood flow through the heart. This damage makes the heart muscle weak. 1

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Keep your heart and blood vessels healthy: NIDDK

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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