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Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the myocardium or heart muscle. As the condition progresses, the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick or rigid, making it hard for the heart to deliver blood to the body. This can lead to heart failure or irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. The weakening of the heart can also cause other complications such as heart valve problems.
There are different types of cardiomyopathy, which include:
In addition to blood tests and chest X-rays, your doctor may recommend various tests to diagnose cardiomyopathy, including:
Treatment for cardiomyopathy mostly focuses on relieving symptoms, improving heart function and helping you live a longer, more comfortable life. This might include:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose conditions and injuries, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: