The term cardiomyopathy is reserved for conditions that primarily affect the heart muscle in the absence of inflammation. Cardiomyopathy may be classified as idiopathic (i.e. of unknown aetiology; sometimes referred to as primary) or secondary. Idiopathic cardiomyopathy may be sub-classified on the basis of pathological anatomy and physiology (dilated, hypertrophic, and intergrade). These different forms will be discussed separately.

DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY (DCM)

HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY (HCM)

INTERGRADE CARDIOMYOPATHIES

AORTIC THROMBOEMBOLISM


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