What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is disease of the muscular wall of the heart.
alcoholic c. Cardiomyopathy resulting from the toxic effects of chronic alcohol
consumption or from thiamine deficiency due to malnutrition.
familial hypertrophic c. See hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
hypertrophic c. The most common cause of sudden death in the young ; marked by enlargement of the heart due to hypertrophy of the left ventricle, resulting in poor diastolic relaxation, inadequate filling, and rapid emptying of the ventricle; an autosomal dominant inheritance.

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