Is Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy a Serious Heart Disease?

Q:

Is non-ischemic cardiomyopathy a serious heart disease?

A:

In some cases of cardiomyopathy, the disease causes arrhythmias which mean that the patient’s heartbeat is irregular. Typically a more severe symptom of cardiomyopathy is life-threatening heart failure. The condition can be divided into two types, ischemic cardiomyopathy and non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Compared with the former, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy is less common.

Unlike ischemic cardiomyopathy, non-ischemic cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease that is not associated with coronary artery disease. It is a condition in which either electrical or mechanical dysfunction of the heart occurs. The three main types of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and restrictive cardiomyopathy.

Some people with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy can live a normal life, while others’ life is threatened by the increasingly serious symptoms. The severity of the condition varies.

 

Keywords: non ischemic cardiomyopathy; nonischemic cardiomyopathy; cardiomyopathy nonischemic

 

 

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