What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy


What causes cardiomyopathy and what are the symptoms of it?


Symptoms of cardiomyopathy

Symptoms of cardiomyopathy are pretty similar with those of heart failure. They include:


Shortness of breath


Difficult breathing, especially while lying down

Swollen feet, ankles, legs, and abdomen

Chest pain

Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting.


Causes of cardiomyopathy

Coronary artery disease/blocked arteries


High blood pressure


Prolonged, excessive alcohol use

Myocarditis (heart muscle inflammation)

Thyroid disorders

Inherited genetic diseases

Disorders in which the heart muscle is overloaded with iron or amyloid protein

Chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatment for cancer


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