What Causes Cardiomyopath?

What exactly is cardiomyopath?

Cardiomyopathy is a kind of disease that influence the heart muscle, which makes it harder for your heart to pump blood to the rest part of your body. There are different types of cardiomyopathy, including dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

The causes of cardiomyopathy is mostly unknown. Cardiomyopathy is a part of a generalized systemic disorder that may lead to death or severe disabilities. For some people, this disease is passed down from parents. Other contributing factors of cardiomyopathy may include:

  • Long-term high blood pressure
  • Heart tissue damage from a heart attack
  • Chronic rapid heart rate
  • Heart valve problems
  • Metabolic disorders, such as obesity, thyroid disease or diabetes
  • Nutritional deficiencies of essential vitamins or minerals, such as thiamin (vitamin B-1)
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Drinking too much alcohol over many years
  • Use of cocaine, amphetamines or anabolic steroids
  • Use of some chemotherapy drugs and radiation to treat cancer
  • Certain infections, especially those that inflame the heart
  • Iron buildup in your heart muscle (hemochromatosis)
  • A condition that causes inflammation and can cause lumps of cells to grow in the heart and other organs (sarcoidosis)
  • A disorder that causes the buildup of abnormal proteins (amyloidosis)
  • Connective tissue disorders

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