Diseases of the myocardium primarily cause myocardial dysfunction in the absence of acquired (or congenital) endocardial, valvular, pericardial or vascular disease. They may be divided into two broad categories: conditions where there is no evidence of inflammation (cardiomyopathy - literally: heart muscle disease) and conditions where there is inflammation (myocarditis).



   CARDIOMYOPATHY
  MYOCARDITIS

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