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Cardiomyopathy, Idiopathic Dilated

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Heart showing dilated cardiomyopathy at autopsy. Courtesy

Enlarged heart showing dilated cardiomyopathy at autopsy. 

What Is Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) is a disorder of myocardial (heart muscle) function characterized by dilation or enlargement of the cardiac chambers and reduction in the ability of the ventricles (lower chambers) to contract with the required force needed to pump blood out of the heart to the body.

Idiopathic means the cause is not known.

Q: What is the prognosis for idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy?

A: This disorder often results in symptomatic heart failure due to the inability of the heart to pump blood as required to supply the body with oxygen and meet metabolic needs.

What Is Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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