The term “cardiomyopathy” refers to conditions affecting the heart muscle. Your heart muscle enlarges or becomes larger and more inflexible due to certain disorders. Scar tissue can occasionally take the place of muscular tissue.
Cardiomyopathy can cause long, healthy lives in certain people. Some individuals aren’t even aware they have it. However, in certain people, it may reduce the heart’s capacity to circulate blood throughout the body. Serious problems caused by this include:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Cardiac valve issues
- Unexpected cardiac arrest
- Cardiac arrests
Cardiomyopathy can be brought on by infections, various illnesses, and high blood pressure. Cardiomyopathy can run in families in some cases. But for a lot of people, there is no known cause. Medication, surgery, other medical treatments, and lifestyle modifications may all be part of the treatment plan.