cardiomyopathy


car·dio·my·op·a·thy

noun \ˈkär-dē-ō-(ˌ)mī-ˈä-pə-thē\
plural car·dio·my·op·a·thies

Definition of CARDIOMYOPATHY

:  any of several structural or functional diseases of heart muscle marked especially by hypertrophy and obstructive damage to the heart

First Known Use of CARDIOMYOPATHY

1957

car·dio·my·op·a·thy

noun \ˈkärd-ē-ō-(ˌ)mī-ˈäp-ə-thē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural car·dio·my·op·a·thies

Medical Definition of CARDIOMYOPATHY

: any structural or functional disease of heart muscle that is marked especially by enlargement of the heart, by hypertrophy of cardiac muscle, or by rigidity and loss of flexibility of the heart walls and that may be idiopathic or attributable to a specific cause (as heart valve disease, untreated high blood pressure, or viral infection)

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