The deterioration of the myocardium.

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  • cardiomyopathy — [kär΄dē ō΄mī äp′ə thē] n. pl. cardiomyopathies [kär΄dē ō΄mī äp′əthēz΄] any of various diseases of the heart muscle …   English World dictionary

  • Cardiomyopathy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Opened left ventricle of heart shows a thickened, dilated left ventricle with subendocardial fibrosis manifested as increased whiteness of endocardium. Autopsy. DiseasesDB = 2137 ICD10 = ICD10|I|42|0|i|30 …   Wikipedia

  • cardiomyopathy — /kahr dee oh muy op euh thee/, n. Pathol. any disease of the heart muscle, leading to decreased function: usually of unknown cause. [1960 65; CARDIO + MYOPATHY] * * * ▪ pathology       any cardiac disease process that results in heart failure due …   Universalium

  • Cardiomyopathy — Disease of the heart muscle (the myocardium). The word is made up of three Greek roots: cardio , heart + mys , muscle + pathos , disease = disease (of the) heart muscle. The World Health Organization (WHO) restricts term cardiomyopathy to:… …   Medical dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — n. any chronic disorder affecting the muscle of the heart. It may be inherited but can be caused by various conditions, including virus infections, alcohol abuse, beriberi (vitamin B1 deficiency), and amyloidosis. The cause is often unknown. It… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — noun a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium) • Syn: ↑myocardiopathy • Hypernyms: ↑heart disease, ↑cardiopathy • Hyponyms: ↑hypertrophic cardiomyopathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — noun (plural thies) Date: 1957 any of several structural or functional diseases of heart muscle marked especially by hypertrophy and obstructive damage to the heart …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — n. heart disease (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — [ˌkα:dɪəʊmʌɪ ɒpəθi] noun Medicine chronic disease of the heart muscle …   English new terms dictionary

  • cardiomyopathy — car·dio·myopathy …   English syllables

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