Cardiomyopathy is a condition of the heart muscle that makes it difficult to pump blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure
There may be no signs or symptoms in the early stages of cardiomyopathy. But as the condition progresses, the following signs and symptoms usually appear:
Shortness of breath when doing activities or even while resting
Swelling of the legs, ankles and feet
Flatulence due to fluid buildup
Coughing while lying down
Difficulty lying in a horizontal position to sleep
Feeling of a fast heartbeat, heart palpitations, or heart palpitations
Feeling of discomfort or pressure in the chest
Feeling dizzy and fainting
The cause of cardiomyopathy is often unknown. However, some people may develop it as a result of another condition (acquired) or because it was passed on from a parent (hereditary).
Some of the health conditions or behaviors that can lead to AIDS include:
Long-term high blood pressure
Long-term rapid heartbeat
Heart valve problems
Iron buildup in the heart muscle (hemochromatosis)
Accumulation of abnormal proteins in organs (amyloidosis)
Connective tissue disorders
Excessive consumption of alcohol over many years
Use of cocaine, amphetamines, or anabolic steroids
In some cases, you cannot prevent cardiomyopathy. You should tell your doctor if you have a family history of this condition.
You can reduce your risk of developing cardiomyopathy and other types of heart disease by following a heart-healthy lifestyle and choosing healthy lifestyles, such as:
Cardioversion devices that monitor and regulate the heart, defibrillators and tremors, giving electrical impulses to control the rhythm and return it to its normal efficiency. Resection of an enlarged muscle wall in the presence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Installation of ventricular assist devices that support the ventricle and help in the process of pumping blood.