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Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most frequent form of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. The cavity of the heart is enlarged and stretched (cardiac dilation) causing the heart to become weak and not pump normally. This occurs most often in middle-aged people and more often in men than women, but has been


disorders of the heart in several ways, including: Cardiomyopathy can occur in young people. The condition tends to be progressive. Sometimes it worsens fairly quickly. It may be associated with diseases involving other organs, as well as the heart. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a leading cause for a heart

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy occurs when the muscle mass of the left ventricle of the heart is thicker than normal, or the wall between the two ventricles (septum) becomes enlarged and obstructs the blood flow from the left ventricle. Because it prevents the heart from properly relaxing between

Women and Heart Disease Update: Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy

disease. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease. Many patients are surprised to find that some risk factors for heart disease happen early in a woman's life, often in the child-bearing years. A small proportion of pregnant and post-partum women can develop a cardiomyopathy

Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic cardiomyopathy results when the arteries that bring blood and oxygen to the heart are blocked. There is usually a buildup of cholesterol and other substances, called plaque, in the arteries that bring oxygen to heart muscle tissue. Over time, the heart muscle does not work well, and it is

Cardiac Catheterization Septal Ablation

of the walls over time and the development of symptoms such as shortness of breath. If you have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with symptoms, such as chest pain, pressure, shortness of breath, fainting, and abnormal heart rhythms, you may benefit from septal ablation. The procedure involves

Cancer Treatment and Heart-Related Side Effects

anthracycline family and trastuzumab (HerceptinĀ®, for breast and other cancers), can be "cardiotoxic" in some patients because they can weaken heart muscle function, a condition known as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy associated with certain chemotherapeutic agents can occur in as little as a few weeks and may

Barrett's Esophagus Treatment

stomach. This will also treat GERD symptoms. Other treatment options may include: Endoscopic surveillance: Every three years, the physician will used an endoscope to check the lining of the esophagus to see if any abnormal tissue is present, and can remove a small sample to examine (biopsy). Dilation

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

the heart. Diuretics. These reduce the amount of fluid in the body and are among the most important medicines in helping control fluid buildup in the body. Vasodilators. These widen (dilate) the blood vessels and reduce workload on the heart. Digitalis. This medicine helps the heart beat stronger with

Neurointerventional Surgery

fistula embolization Vascular injury and carotid blowout embolization Carotid stenosis evaluation and treatment with angioplasty, balloon dilatation, stent placement Acute stroke treatment with Penumbra suction device, Stentreiver clot removal devices and intra-arterial infusion Intracarotid sodium