cardiomalacia


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cardiomalacia

 [kahr″de-o-mah-la´shah]
morbid softening of the muscular substance of the heart.

car·di·o·ma·la·ci·a

(kar'dē-ō-mă-lā'shē-ă),
Softening of the walls of the heart.
[cardio- + G. malakia, softness]

cardiomalacia

/car·dio·ma·la·cia/ (kahr″de-o-mah-la´shah) morbid softening of the muscular substance of the heart.

cardiomalacia

A term of waning use for the pathological softening of cardiac muscle; while correct, because the softening is due to fatty change or necrosis, the more specific terms fatty infiltration of the heart or cardiac necrosis are preferable.

car·di·o·ma·la·ci·a

(kahr'dē-ō-mă-lā'shē-ă)
Softening of the walls of the heart.
[cardio- + G. malakia, softness]

cardiomalacia

morbid softening of the muscular substance of the heart.