​What is Cardiomyopathy?

Also known as: restrictive cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

Cardiomyopathy is a group of diseases that affect the heart muscle. The typically flexible heart muscle turns more rigid, thicker or larger than normal. Scar tissue can also develop on the heart in some instances.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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