An enlargement of the heart.
Enlargement of the heart, caused either by a thickening or thinning of the heart muscle.
A heart condition or disease in which the heart muscle is weakened and the heart's ability to pump blood is impaired. It is often accompanied by atrial fibrillation.
A condition in which the muscles of the heart become thicker and stiffer, which leads to the heart to beat less efficiently. It may be caused by long-standing heart disease, viruses, toxic effects of alcohol or unidentified factors.
Relationship to Magnesium Requirement"...Histologically, 4 had myocarditis and 1 had right-ventricular dysplasia..."
General term meaning there is something wrong with the function of the heart muscle. If the cause is not known, the term idiopathic cardiomyopathy is used.
Condition in which heart muscle tissue is inflamed or damaged. Alcohol can contribute to cardiomyopathy.
Disorder of the heart muscle usually associated with alcoholism, although there are some other causes. The heart muscle is weakened and cannot efficiently pump blood. May be curable if the underlying cause is curable. Some patients are candidates for a heart transplant.
Chronic disorder of the heart muscle of unknown association.
(Heart) Enlargement of the heart resulting from dysfunction of the heart muscle. Special Diagnostics: heart ultrasound.
A progressive disease characterized by damage to the cardiac muscle tissue.
Relationship to Magnesium Requirement"Myocardial magnesium was measured in 8 young patients (mean age 32) with ventricular tachycardia of less than 30 seconds in duration who underwent endomyocardial biopsy..."
Recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)"...CoQ10 was added to standard treatments for heart failure such as fluid pills ( diuretics), digitalis preparations, and ACE inhibitors..."
(noun) disease of heart muscle.
A disease of the heart muscles.
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a typically chronic disorder of heart muscle that may involve hypertrophy and obstructive damage to the heart.
Typically a chronic disorder of heart muscle that may involve hypertrophy and obstructure damage to the heart.
weakening of, or structural change in, the heart muscle that reduces the heartâ€(tm)s ability to pump.
a degenerative disease of the heart's muscle tissue.
A diagnostic term indicating structural damage to the myocardium. Classified as dilated (enlarged), hypertrophic (excessively thick myocardium) or restrictive (stiff myocardium).
Any disease of the heart muscle that causes a reduction in the force of heart contractions and a resultant decrease in the efficiency of circulation of blood.
Any disease of the heart muscle; cardia refers to the heart and myopathy means an abnormality of muscle.
the deterioration or weakening of the heart muscle, causing it to become enlarged and greatly impairing function
Cardiomyopathy A general diagnostic term for diseases that involve mainly the heart muscle itself and not the other heart structures such as the valves and coronary vessels. The cause may be a known toxic or infectious agent, but in many cases the cause is unknown.
A serious disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed and doesn't work as well as it should. Cardiomyopathy can be classified as primary or secondary. Primary cardiomyopathy cannot be attributed to a specific cause, such as hypertension, heart valve disease, artery diseases or congenital heart defects. Secondary cardiomyopathy is due to specific causes and is often associated with diseases involving other organs as well as the heart. There are three principal types of cardiomyopathy - dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive. Dilated (congestive) is the most common form of cardiomyopathy.
a disease of the heart muscle that causes it to lose its pumping strength.
A type of heart disease that affects the heart muscle (myocardium). This type of disorder may result in problems with how the heart pumps blood.
A general diagnostic term designating primary noninfammmatory disease of the heart.
A general diagnostic term designating primary myocardial disease, often of obscure or unknown aetiology.
a degeneration of the heart muscle, thought to be caused by HIV or by some drugs.
Disease of the myocardium, esp. that caused by primary disease of the heart muscle.
A disease of the heart muscle. This can be caused by inherited factors, viral infection, or coronary artery disease.
A disorder of the heart muscle.
Heart condition which took JB's life in 1995
A disease affecting the heart muscle, limiting its ability to pump normally.
Disease of the heart muscle. Symptoms may include fatigue, shortness of breath, enlargement of the heart, or heart failure.
Any weakening or deformity of the heart muscle that causes a decreased force of pumping. This leads to less efficient circulation of blood through the lungs and the rest of the body.
A chronic disorder that causes the muscle of the heart to become weakened and not work as efficiently as it should.
A disease of the heart muscle that results in decreased output and reduced blood flow.
disease of the heart muscle that causes decreased functioning of the heart.
This is the general term for diseases of the heart muscle. The most common of these diseases is the dilated cardiomyopathy in which the disease weakens the heart muscle and causes left ventricular dilation leading to increased diastolic pressure and volume.
weakness of the heart muscle
A disease of the heart that affects the heart muscle. Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is thought to be the result of a deficiency of thiamin, a vitamin of the B vitamin complex. Reference: H1
A disease of the heart muscle, with several causes such as an infection, genetic defects and heart attacks.
Any disease of the heart muscle. Viral infection, certain drugs used to treat cancer, chemicals such as alcohol or cocaine, or other illnesses can cause damage to the heart muscle. Sometimes the cause of cardiomyopathy is unknown.
A life-threatening disease in which the heart muscle becomes inflamed, resulting in impaired function.
Disease of the heart muscle from various causes.
Disease of the heart muscle (the myocardium). From the Greek roots: "cardio-", heart + "mys", muscle + "pathos", disease = disease (of the) heart muscle.
Disease of the heart muscle that impairs the heart contraction.
Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The heart loses its ability to pump blood and, in some instances, heart rhythm is disturbed, leading to irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias. Usually, the exact cause of the muscle damage is never found.
Disease of heart muscle causing heart failure.
A term denoting any disease of the heart muscle.
Heart condition where the heart (muscle) cells are affected, weakening the strength of each contraction.
Any of a group of diseases of the heart muscle that result in impaired heart function and, ultimately, heart failure. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to characteristic physical changes in the heart, such as enlargement of the heart, dilation of one or more of the heart's chambers, or rigidity of the heart muscle. These disorders may be related to inherited defects or may be caused by any of a number of different diseases. Often, the cause in unknown.
A disease of the heart muscle (myocardium).
literally, disease of the heart muscle that often leads to abnormal function.
Relationship to Magnesium Requirement"...Myocardial magnesium content was lower in the 4 with cardiomyopathic and dysplastic lesions than in the 4 with inflammatory lesions (myocarditis) and 8 controls..."
A disorder that appears in several forms and results in weakening of the heart muscles. The heart enlarges, its chambers become enlarged, and the left ventricular wall becomes thin. Cardiomyopathy may be caused by viruses, alcohol, or an inherited defect.
An enlarged heart that no longer pumps effectively. Some ccardiomyopathies have known causes, such as alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Many occur for no known reason, and are called idiopathic.
a degenerative disease of the heart muscle that can result in the heart becoming abnormally dilated and/or enlarged. As the heart muscle is stretched, pumping function can be compromised and heart rhythm disorders, arrhythmias, can develop.
any disease that affects the structure and function of the heart muscle.
Disease of the Heart muscle which can impair its movement
Recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)"... Coenzyme Q10 has also been shown to improve cardiac function in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - a less common form of cardiomyopathy..."
The Condition"...There are 3 major types of cardiomyopathy: dilated congestive, hypertrophic and restrictive..." Recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)"...Most of these dramatic cases were patients who began CoQ10 shortly after the onset of congestive heart failure..." Recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract"Hawthorn can be an effective therapy for congestive heart failure, which is the main complication of cardiomyopathy..."
Cardiomyopathy, which literally means "heart muscle disease", is the deterioration of the function of the myocardium (i.e., the actual heart muscle) for any reason. People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of arrhythmia and/or sudden cardiac death.