cardiomyopathy

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

Definition of cardiomyopathy

plural

cardiomyopathies

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

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First Known Use of cardiomyopathy

1957


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cardiomyopathy

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noun car·dio·my·op·a·thy \ˈkärd-ē-ō-(ˌ)mī-ˈäp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of cardiomyopathy

plural

cardiomyopathies

  1. :  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 (such as heart valve disease, untreated high blood pressure, or viral infection)


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