What Is Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

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Definition of dilated cardiomyopathy and its pathophysiology..
asked Apr 27, 2010 by CheSabCab Seeker (19 points)

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Dilated cardiomyopathy is a blanket term that includes all diseases that weaken the strength of cardiac contraction and lead to dilation of the left ventricle.

This is the most common form of cardiomyopathy (95%).

This is characterized by diminished myocardial contractility usually involving both ventricles.

Occasionally, right ventricular dysfunction predominates, but it usually progresses to biventricular failure.
answered Apr 27, 2010 by CheSabCab Seeker (19 points)