Category Archives: Cardiomyopathies

Overview of Cardiomyopathies – Cardiovascular Disorders …

Posted: December 4, 2018 at 5:46 am

A cardiomyopathy is a primary disorder of the heart muscle. Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy Symptoms, Types, Treatment & Prognosis

Posted: November 5, 2018 at 10:44 pm

What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is diseased heart muscle that cannot function (contract) adequately. Cardiomyopathy results in the failure of the heart muscle to meet the needs of the body for oxygen rich blood and removal of carbon dioxide and other waste products. There are many causes of cardiomyopathy, but the end result is a heart that is weak and cannot maintain a normal ejection fraction or cardiac output. The heart is an electrically-innervated, muscular pump that pushes blood throughout the body through blood vessels. A specialized group of cells located in the upper chamber (atrium) of the heart, acts as a pacemaker that generates an electrical impulse. This impulse begins a sequential electrical stimulation of heart muscle that then contracts in a coordinated way. Accordingly, first the upper chamber of the heart is stimulated to contract and send blood into the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. There is a slight delay in the electrical signal that allows the ventricles to fill. Then the ventricles contract pumping blood throughout the body. Another slight delay then occurs, allowing blood to return to the upper chambers of the heart, refilling the heart for the next cycle. Cardiac output is a measurement of … Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy – what it is and types – British Heart …

Posted: June 6, 2018 at 11:43 pm

Types of cardiomyopathy There are three main types of inherited cardiomyopathy: Another type of cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can be caused by extreme stress. This type is not passed on through families and often disappears in time. Other, specialised types of cardiomyopathy include: You can find more information about these conditions on Cardiomyopathy UKs website. The changes to yourheartare different for each type of cardiomyopathy and can affect people differently. They all affect the structure of your heart and reduce its ability to pump blood around the body. They can also affect the way the electrical system makes your heart beat. You can read more about how each type of cardiomyopathy affects you and your heart on the pages listed on the right. Watch Deb's story on living with dilated cardiomyopathy. Although inherited cardiomyopathy cannot be cured, in most cases living with it will not affect your quality or length of life. There are many effective treatments that can help you control your symptoms such as: Your GP or cardiologist will be able to let you know what treatments are right for you. You may also need to make some lifestyle changes such as cutting down on the amount of alcohol … Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy what it is and types British Heart …

Posted: May 28, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Types of cardiomyopathy There are three main types of inherited cardiomyopathy: Another type of cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can be caused by extreme stress. This type is not passed on through families and often disappears in time. Other, specialised types of cardiomyopathy include: You can find more information about these conditions on Cardiomyopathy UKs website. The changes to yourheartare different for each type of cardiomyopathy and can affect people differently. They all affect the structure of your heart and reduce its ability to pump blood around the body. They can also affect the way the electrical system makes your heart beat. You can read more about how each type of cardiomyopathy affects you and your heart on the pages listed on the right. Watch Deb's story on living with dilated cardiomyopathy. Although inherited cardiomyopathy cannot be cured, in most cases living with it will not affect your quality or length of life. There are many effective treatments that can help you control your symptoms such as: Your GP or cardiologist will be able to let you know what treatments are right for you. You may also need to make some lifestyle changes such as cutting down on the amount of alcohol … Continue reading

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Cardiomyopathy what it is and types British Heart Foundation

Posted: April 12, 2018 at 10:45 am

Types of cardiomyopathy There are three main types of inherited cardiomyopathy: Another type of cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can be caused by extreme stress. This type is not passed on through families and often disappears in time. Other, specialised types of cardiomyopathy include: You can find more information about these conditions on Cardiomyopathy UKs website. The changes to yourheartare different for each type of cardiomyopathy and can affect people differently. They all affect the structure of your heart and reduce its ability to pump blood around the body. They can also affect the way the electrical system makes your heart beat. You can read more about how each type of cardiomyopathy affects you and your heart on the pages listed on the right. Watch Deb's story on living with dilated cardiomyopathy. Although inherited cardiomyopathy cannot be cured, in most cases living with it will not affect your quality or length of life. There are many effective treatments that can help you control your symptoms such as: Your GP or cardiologist will be able to let you know what treatments are right for you. You may also need to make some lifestyle changes such as cutting down on the amount of alcohol … Continue reading

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