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Transcript of Cardiomyopathy
Different names of Cardiomyopathy
NO MORE MYSTERY, YOUR HEART IS WHAT YOU EAT.-Texas Heart Institute
Cardiomyopathy can be treated. The type of treatment you'll recieve depends on which type of cardiomyopathy you have and how serious it is. Your treatment may include medications, surgically implanted devices or, in severe cases, a heart transplant.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Vol XCIII, No. 311-
Tips on how to keep your heart healthy!
Preventions and Healthy Hearts
This week there has been more reports of Cardiomyopathy from the hospital on Main Street than ever! Find out how to treat it and more about it in this edition of
To help prevent heart disease, you can:
1.Eat healthy and get active.
2.Watch your weight.
3.Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
4.Control your cholesterol (“koh-LEHS-tuh-rahl”) and blood pressure.
5.If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
6.Take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes.
What is it?
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle where the chambers enlarge and weaken. It is a disease of abnormal heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy makes it harder for your heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of your body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure.
There are three main types of cardiomyopathy - dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive.
Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy. It affects the chambers of the heart by weakening their walls.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy involves abnormal growth or thickening of your heart muscle, affecting the muscle of your heart's main pumping chamber. As thickening occurs, the heart tends to stiffen and the size of the pumping chamber may shrink, interfering with your heart's ability to deliver blood to your body.
Restrictive cardiomyopathy affects the heart muscle.It becomes rigid and less elastic, meaning the heart can't properly expand and fill with blood between heartbeats.
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In the United States, restrictive cardiomyopathy is rare. Although it can affect people of all ages, sometimes even at birth, certain types of cardiomyopathy are more likely to occur in specific age groups. Examples are: in men more than women, or in people of certain ethnic groups.But, restrictive cardiomyopathy usually affects older people. Dilated cardiomyopathy is more common in African Americans than in Whites. This type of the disease also is more common in men than women.
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The success rate of treatment in people with cardiomyopathy is less than for those with "normal hearts." In most people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, medications successfully relieve the symptoms and let patients maintain a relatively active lifestyle.It is important to discuss the likelihood of success with the cardiologist performing the procedure.
How many? What type?
Success Rate of Treatments
Does it work?
Family history of cardiomyopathy,
Disease or condition that can lead to cardiomyopathy
Ex:coronary artery disease, heart attack, or a viral infection that inflames the heart muscle
Diabetes, other metabolic diseases, or severe obesity
Diseases that can damage the hearts
Long-term high blood pressure
Some people who have cardiomyopathy never have signs or symptoms. That's why it's important to identify people who may be at high risk for the disease.
ADDITIONAL JOURNAL REPORTS
Major Risk Factors
Other Names for Cardiomyopathy:
Alcoholic cardiomyopathy. This term is used when overuse of alcohol causes the disease.
Familial dilated cardiomyopathy.
Ischemic cardiomyopathy. This term is used when coronary artery disease or heart attack causes the disease.
Peripartum cardiomyopathy. This term is used when the disease develops in a woman shortly before or after she gives birth.