dilated cardiomyopathy


Dilated or congestive cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and the pumping chambers contract poorly. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common form of cardiomyopathy. It occurs more frequently in men than in women, and most common between the ages of 20 and 60. The decreased heart function can affect the delivery of blood to the lungs, liver and other body systems.

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