Diagnosis of cardiomyopathyDDiagnosis of cardiomyopathyDiagnosis of cardiomyopathyEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000038.00000000000001137.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about cardiomyopathy, a disorder that usually results in the heart being unable to pump effectively.</p><p>Cardiomyopathy is a disorder affecting the heart muscle that usually results in the heart being unable to pump effectively, a condition known as heart failure. It can be caused by a number of factors, including infections, conditions affecting the body’s metabolism, and genetics. Cardiomyopathy affects about 3 in 10,000 children. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and restrictive cardiomyopathy are the 3 major types of cardiomyopathy.</li> <li> Other types of cardiomyopathy can be connected to the chemistry of the heart muscle.</li> <li> Diuretics, angiotensin-convering enzymes (ACE) inhibitors or beta-blockers, blood thinners, pacemakers or defibrillators can all help treat cardiomyopathy.</li></ul>
Diagnostic de cardiomyopathieDDiagnostic de cardiomyopathieDiagnosis of CardiomyopathyFrenchCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000038.00000000000001137.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Informez-vous sur la myocardiopathie, une maladie qui affecte le muscle cardiaque et empêche le cœur de pomper le sang efficacement.</p><p>La myocardiopathie est un trouble qui affecte le muscle cardiaque et empêche le coeur de pomper le sang efficacement, entraînant une insuffisance cardiaque. Elle peut être causée par une multitude de facteurs, y compris des infections, un état pathologique altérant le métabolisme biologique ou des facteurs génétiques. La myocardiomyopathie touche environ trois enfants sur 10 000. </p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul><li> La myocardiopathie dilatée, la myocardiopathie hypertrophique et la myocardiopathie restrictive sont les trois principaux types de myocardiopathie. </li> <li> D’autres types de myocardiopathie peuvent être liés aux composantes chimiques du muscle cardiaque. </li> <li> Les diurétiques, les inhibiteurs d’enzyme de conversion de l’angiotensine ou bêtabloquants, les anticoagulants et les stimulateurs cardiaques peuvent tous aider à traiter la myocardiopathie. </li></ul>

 

 

Diagnosis of cardiomyopathy1627.00000000000Diagnosis of cardiomyopathyDiagnosis of cardiomyopathyDEnglishCardiologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeartCardiovascular systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2010-01-15T05:00:00ZJennifer Russell, MD, FRCPC12.000000000000038.00000000000001137.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about cardiomyopathy, a disorder that usually results in the heart being unable to pump effectively.</p><p>Cardiomyopathy is a disorder affecting the heart muscle that usually results in the heart being unable to pump effectively, a condition known as heart failure. It can be caused by a number of factors, including infections, conditions affecting the body’s metabolism, and genetics. Cardiomyopathy affects about 3 in 10,000 children. </p><h2> Key points </h2> <ul><li> Dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and restrictive cardiomyopathy are the 3 major types of cardiomyopathy.</li> <li> Other types of cardiomyopathy can be connected to the chemistry of the heart muscle.</li> <li> Diuretics, angiotensin-convering enzymes (ACE) inhibitors or beta-blockers, blood thinners, pacemakers or defibrillators can all help treat cardiomyopathy.</li></ul> <p>There are 3 major types of cardiomyopathy: </p> <ul> <li>dilated cardiomyopathy</li> <li>hypertrophic cardiomyopathy</li> <li>restrictive cardiomyopathy</li></ul> <p>There are also two rarer forms of cardiomyopathy: </p> <ul> <li>arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)</li> <li>noncompaction</li></ul> <h2>Are there other kinds of cardiomyopathy?</h2> <p>There are some other cardiomyopathies that are connected to the chemistry of the heart muscle. A problem with an enzyme may cause the heart not to have the normal reactions it should have. These types of cardiomyopathy can occur with some inherited diseases such as Pompe’s disease, Friedreich's ataxia, congenital lactic acidosis, and carnitine deficiency. </p> <p>Other types of cardiomyopathy can occur when the body does not get the nutrients it needs through diet. This is usually only seen in developing countries and is preventable through good nutrition. </p> <h2>What is the treatment for cardiomyopathy?</h2> <p>There are several medicines that can be used to help the heart pump more effectively. Diuretics help the body get rid of extra fluid. Angiotensin-convering enzymes (ACE) inhibitors or beta-blockers help relax the blood vessels so the heart has an easier time pumping. </p> <p>When the heart is not pumping well, the blood flow may be slower than normal, so blood thinners may be used to prevent blood clots from developing in the heart chamber. A pacemaker or defibrillator may be required. </p> <h2>What is the outlook for children with cardiomyopathy?</h2> <p>The outlook is variable depending on the type of cardiomyopathy and its severity. Many children will live normal lives. Some children will need to take medication for the rest of their lives. In more severe cases, if the medication is unable to help the heart function better, some children may require a heart transplant. </p>Diagnosis of cardiomyopathy

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