Dilated cardiomyopathy

A disease of the heart muscle, primarily affecting the left ventricle.


Dilated cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that mostly affects the left ventricle. The left ventricle is the heart's main pumping chamber. The chamber enlarges and can't pump blood normally. The condition is a common cause of heart failure.


There may be no symptoms.


Treatments include medications and implantable heart devices.

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