idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
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idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathyCardiology '…primary myocardial disease of unknown cause characterized by left ventricular or biventricular dilatation (sic) and impaired myocardial contractility'. See Actin, Dilated cardiomyopathy.
idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathyAbbreviation: IDC
General supportive therapy includes rest, weight control, abstinence from tobacco, and moderate exercise at a level that does not cause symptoms. A salt-restricted diet is recommended. Therapy includes the use of vasodilators, such as ACE inhibitors, and diuretics like furosemide. Anticoagulants are important to prevent thrombus formation. IDC is a principal indication for cardiac transplant.