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Cardiomyopathy

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Transcript of Cardiomyopathy

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OVERVIEW
An acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle.

3 main types
1) dilated
2) hypertrophic
3) Restrictive


CAUSES


Drinking, long-term high blood pressure, heart tissue damage from a previous heart attack, Genetic conditions, Iron buildup in your heart muscle (hemochromatosis)
INCIDENCE
Dialted Cardiomyopathy; ages 20-60
men more likely than women.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; any age
equal in men and women

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy; older adults

DIAGNOSIS

Chest X-ray
Echocardiogram
Electrocardiogram
Blood tests
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
PREVENTION
There is no real prevention although to help reduce the chance of Cardiomyopathy, avoid some of the conditions that can contribute to a weak heart, which include the abuse of alcohol, not getting enough vitamins and minerals. Controlling high blood pressure with diet and exercise also prevents many people from developing heart failure later in life.
Cardiomyopathy
By: Olivia Salinas & Ashley Mendoza
Cardiomyopathy
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS


Signs & Symptoms include:
Breathlessness
Swelling of lower body
Bloating of the abdomen
Cough
Fatigue
Irregular heartbeats
Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting
TREATMENT
USEFUL INFORMATION & STATISTICS
There are more than 3 million US cases of Cardiomypathy per year.
Hypertropic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of suden cardiac arrest in young people
About 1 out of every 500 people have Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy.
ARVD is a rare type of cardiomyopathy.

WORK CITED PAGE
THANK YOU!
http://www.cardiomyopathy.org/cardiomyopathy_information.html

TREATMENT
Dilated cardiomyopathy;
Angiotensin
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
Beta blockers
Digoxin

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy:
Septal myectomy.
Septal ablation

Restrictive cardiomyopathy-
medications
diet and exercise.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/Cardiomyopathy/Cardiomyopathy_UCM_444459_SubHomePage.jsp
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/hic_What_is_Cardiomyopathy
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cm/types
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