Idiopathic cardiomyopathy

pri·mar·y car·di·o·my·op·a·thy

1. cardiomyopathy of unknown or obscure cause; Synonym(s): idiopathic cardiomyopathy
2. a disease that affects mainly the heart muscle, sparing other cardiac structures and usually resulting in fibrosis, hypertrophy, or both.

idiopathic cardiomyopathy

Cardiology A cardiomyopathy of unknown etiology which may represent end stage myocarditis Risk factors Obesity, Hx of myocarditis, drugs, abuse substances–tobacco, alcohol, prior scarring Clinical Right, then left-sided heart failure. See Cardiomyopathy.

Idiopathic cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy without a known cause.
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Horf et al., "Stimulating autoantibodies directed against the cardiac [[beta].sub.1]-adrenergic receptor predict increased mortality in idiopathic cardiomyopathy," American Heart Journal, vol.
A recent position statement from the European Society of Cardiology (Vera Regitz-Zagrosek et al [4], Working Group on PPCM defined the disease as an 'idiopathic cardiomyopathy presenting with heart failure secondary to LV systolic dysfunction towards the end of pregnancy or in the months following delivery, where no other cause of heart failure is found.'
He also wrote a number of papers on idiopathic cardiomyopathy in children.
Past medical history included an idiopathic cardiomyopathy when he was 3 month-old, one eye visual loss when he was 21 year-old, progressive visual loss to the controlateral eye, progressive hearing loss after onset of the optic atrophy, arterial hypertension, coronary artery by-pass at the age of 35, and diabetes mellitus type II.
Therefore, an unclassified idiopathic cardiomyopathy remains a distinct possibility.
Non-compaction cardiomyopathy is a rare idiopathic cardiomyopathy reported by the WHO with an incidence of 0.05% (2).
Women with PPCM also show substantially better long-term prognosis than patients with idiopathic cardiomyopathy (33).
Etiologies of heart failure included ischemic cardiomyopathy, idiopathic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, and peripartum cardiomyopathy.
Appropriate specimen collection from patients with idiopathic cardiomyopathy and further enhancement of diagnostic techniques are needed.
His medical history was also significant for chronic otitis media, chronic sinusitis, idiopathic cardiomyopathy, and a motor vehicle accident, that had resulted in head trauma and multiple internal injuries.
But the operation appears to help only persons with idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Those whose heart enlargement results from long-term atherosclerosis or damage from previous heart attacks are not candidates for the Batista.

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