The Causes Of Cardiomyopathy

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The most important muscle in the human body is the heart. Normally the heart is a size of a fist. The main characteristic of the heart is pumping blood around the body. However, there are many diseases that can affect the heart such as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy has many types. The most widespread type is ischemic cardiomyopathy. This essay will explain the definition of ischemic cardiomyopathy, how it is developed, and the causes of ischemic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy is a serious disease that can affect the patient’s life. All ages and races can be impacted by cardiomyopathy. Genetic testing is one of the major advances that could lead us to understanding cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy could be developed or inherited. A developed…show more content…
It will turn into a disease known as ischemic cardiomyopathy. The second stage of ischemic cardiomyopathy starts with fluid, which restricts the body’s tissues and turns them into varicose veins. First, varicose veins are going to form an edema in hand, ankles, legs, and the feet. Second, the lungs can not do its job because of the deficiency of oxygen. Finally, the brain will not be able to do its function because of the lack of oxygen, and the patient will feel dizzy. However, life expectancy for ischemic cardiomyopathy patients in the late stages is less than a few months unless it is treated properly. A cardiologist is going to determine what treatment the patient will receive based on the stage of the illness. There are four stages of treatment depends on the development of ischemic…show more content…
The first familiar cause of ischemic cardiomyopathy is coronary artery disease. This illness blocks the artery walls, which causes damage to the heart leading to ischemic cardiomyopathy. The second main cause is high blood pressure (hypertension). Furthermore, the heart muscle will be less powerful and not work efficiently. The third cause is blood clots. Sometimes blood clots block the artery, which leads to serious and sudden ischemic cardiomyopathy. The fourth cause is coronary artery spasm. The artery muscles are going to narrows. Therefore, the blood flow will prevent blood from reaching the heart, which will lead to ischemic

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