Flashcards in Myocarditis and Pericarditis Deck (15):
What is a cardiomyopathy?
A chronic disease of the heart muscle
What are the 2 main types of cardomyopathy?
What is the cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
Inappropriate ventricular hypertrophy
Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy a familial condition?
When does hypertrophic cardiomyopathy usually manifest?
Early to mid teenage years
What effect does hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have on systole?
Obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract
What effect does hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have on diastole?
Reduces the compliance
How does hypertrophic cardiomyopathy usually present?
What are 5 symptoms of a symptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
What is sudden death due to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy usually due to?
What are the 3 management options of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?
What is the cause of dilated myopathy?
Cardiac enlargement which reduces the contraction of one or both ventricles
What are 3 signs and symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?
What is the typical management for dilated cardiomyopathy?
As the actual cause is usually unknown, no treatment is available