Questions on cardiomyopathy

  • What is cardiomyopathy? H197
  • What are the types of cardiomyopathies? H198




What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is defined as “a heterogeneous group of diseases of the myocardium associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction that usually (but not invariably) exhibit inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy or dilatation and are due to a variety of causes that frequently are genetic”.

* Pre-exam preparation for medicine, HN Sarker
What are the types of cardiomyopathies?

The types of cardiomyopathies are:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Obliterative cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Types of cardiomyopathy - Davidson 637

* Pre-exam preparation for medicine, HN Sarker; Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition Page: 634
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