Loading...
  • myocarditis
  • However, the most researched cause of cardiomyopathy is myocarditis (myocardial inflammation and infection) caused by HIV-1, which the main subtype of HIV (the other being HIV-2), with greater likelihood of transmission and shorter period between infection and illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Coinfection with viruses (usually, coxsackievirus B3 and cytomegalovirus) seems to have an important effect as the GISCA autopsy records show that 83% of patients with myocarditis and 50% with dilated cardiomyopathy were coinfected with viruses. (wikipedia.org)
  • Possible causes of dilated congestive cardiomyopathy include: inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis) either infectious or non-infectious, excessive alcohol consumption, nutritional deficiencies, complications arising shortly before or after childbirth (postpartum), and genetic disorders. (healthcentral.com)
  • Just this past November I was diagnosed with Myocarditis/Viral Cardiomyopathy. (medhelp.org)
  • definition
  • Written by a panel of recognized experts, this Web site brochure familiarizes children and/or their parents with the basic concepts of cardiomyopathy from its definition to the latest potential treatment options. (heart.org)
  • molecular
  • For both cardiomyopathies, recent advances in basic and molecular sciences have illuminated the complex balance between cardiomyocyte and endothelial homeostasis via 3 broad pathways: reactive oxidative stress, interference in apoptosis/growth/metabolism, and angiogenic imbalance. (medworm.com)
  • Dadson K, Hauck L, Billia F. Molecular mechanisms in cardiomyopathy. (springer.com)
  • Alcoholic
  • Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is due to drinking too much alcohol over a long period of time, which can weaken your heart so it can no longer pump blood efficiently. (healthline.com)
  • genetic
  • In this type of genetic cardiomyopathy, fat and extra fibrous tissue replace the muscle of the right ventricle. (healthline.com)
  • Their work suggests that TTN and BAG3 ought to be sequenced in standard genetic testing for dilated cardiomyopathy in the Canadian population. (medscape.com)
  • By identifying family members at high risk of cardiomyopathy, these patients can be encouraged to adopt healthy behaviors, "so that we don't add environmental factors to genetic predisposition," he said. (medscape.com)
  • Cite this: Genetic Test Helps Spot Familial Cardiomyopathy - Medscape - Oct 22, 2013. (medscape.com)