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Viral cardiomyopathy
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Viral cardiomyopathy
Can you explain viral cardiomyopathy; I was hospitalized for this 6 mos ago.
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Cardiomyopathy simply means weakened and/or dilated heart muscle. "Viral" refers to the cause of the cardiomyopathy-- in your case, a virus. The number one cause of cardiomyopathy in the United States is coronary artery disease; another cause is acute inflammation (in America, usually due to Coxsackie B virus). The virus infects the heart muscle and the heart, attempting to help itself, dilates and becomes weaker, resulting in heart failure. There are many other causes of cardiomyopathy.
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