Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

1540 WordsJan 30, 20186 Pages
Subject- Cardio Myopothy Introduction: describe nature of Disorder Cardiomyopathy (i.e. "heart muscle disease") is the failure of the heart muscle - myocardium for whatever reason and there are many different reasons. Cardiomyopathy may be dangerous since victims of this disease are at risk of certain cardiac rupture as well as irregular heartbeat. In fact, Cardiomyopathy is one of, if not the most, dangerous disease that is connected to the heart. (Adelmann 2010). Common symptoms of Cardiomyopathy are dyspnea (breathlessness) and peripheral edema (swelling of the legs). It starts with the muscle becoming hard, thick, and engorged sometimes becoming replaced with scar tissue. As the muscle rigidifies, the heart weakens, is less bale to pump oxygen through the body, and starts to falter. Heart beat becomes irregular (called arrhythmias) and fluid can build up in lungs, ankles, feet, legs, or abdomen. Cardiomyopathy can result in other problems such as heart valve complications. There are two forms of Cardiomyopathy: Extrinsic Most forms of Cardiomyopathy are extrinsic. This is where the pathology is located outside the myocardium. This form of Cardiomyopathy is also called by the World Health Organization specific cardiomyopathies and is caused by poor supply of oxygen to heart (also called Ischemia) Intrinsic This is weakness in the muscle of the heart not attributable to any extrinsic cause. Actually, most intrinsic Cardiomyopathy can be traced back to some sort
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