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Transcript of Cardiomyopathy
An acquired or hereditary disease of the heart muscle.
3 main types
Drinking, long-term high blood pressure, heart tissue damage from a previous heart attack, Genetic conditions, Iron buildup in your heart muscle (hemochromatosis)
Dialted Cardiomyopathy; ages 20-60
men more likely than women.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; any age
equal in men and women
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy; older adults
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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.
By: Olivia Salinas & Ashley Mendoza
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
Signs & Symptoms include:
Swelling of lower body
Bloating of the abdomen
Dizziness, lightheadedness and fainting
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
Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs)
diet and exercise.