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3 types of cardiomyopathy- question


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  • 3 types of cardiomyopathy- question

    I understand there are 3 types of cardiomyopathy:
    - hypertrophic
    - dilated
    - restrictive

    Does it mean that you have either one or the other? Or is it progression of the disease??
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: 3 types of cardiomyopathy- question

    They are each different although when you get to end-stage/burnt-out HCM, it becomes more like dilated as the walls become thinner and floppy instead of stiff.

    Restrictive is usually called concentric (I believe) as the thickening is all the way around.



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      Re: 3 types of cardiomyopathy- question

      They are each there own disease - however those with HCM can turn into a "dilated" state in "end stage" and a very few turn to a restrictive, it is rather rare but does happen.

      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
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      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
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      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
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