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What is cardiomyopathy?

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Cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease, is a type of progressive heart disease in which your heart is unusually large, thick, or stiff. As a result, the heart muscle can't pump blood as well, often causing heart failure and the backup of blood into your lungs or rest of your body. The disease can also cause abnormal heart rhythms.

From: Heart Disease and Cardiomyopathy WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health website: ''What Is Cardiomyopathy?''

Cleveland Clinic website: "What is Ischemic Cardiomyopathy?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 12, 2018

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National Institutes of Health website: ''What Is Cardiomyopathy?''

Cleveland Clinic website: "What is Ischemic Cardiomyopathy?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 12, 2018

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