Difference between revisions of "Category:Cardiomyopathy"

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===Other Cardiomyopathies===
===Other Cardiomyopathies===
====Feline Hyperthyroidism====
A hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is seen secondary to this disease in elderly cats.  Thyroid hormones induce the growth of the myocardium.
====Secondary to toxic agents====
====Secondary to toxic agents====

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Cardiomyopathies are diseases affecting the cardiac myocardium causing dysfunction. Primary cardiomyopathies are characterized by having an unknown cause while secondary cardiomyopathies have an identifiable cause. The primary cardiomyopathies will be the centre of our discussion.

There are four types of primary cardiomyopathies:

  1. Dilated Cardiomyopathies
  2. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies
  3. Restrictive Cardiomyopathies
  4. Intermediate/Unclassified Cardiomyopathies - occur when the cardiomyopathy does not match the normal diagnostic checklist for either dilated or hypertrophic cardiomyopathies. Not enough information is available on this condition at this time.

The first three are the most common idiopathic cardiomyopathies.

There are five types of secondary cardiomyopathies:

  1. Infectious (e.g. Parvovirus, Toxoplasmosis)
  2. Infiltrative (e.g. Neoplasia)
  3. Metabolic (e.g. Endocrine disorders)
  4. Nutritional (e.g. L-Carnitine deficiency, Taurine deficiency)
  5. Toxic (e.g. Lead, Doxorubicin, Monensin)

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

[[Hypertrophic ardiomyopathy

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Other Cardiomyopathies

Secondary to toxic agents


  • Dilated myopathy in horses with monensin toxicity.
  • Dilated myopathy in dogs with long term administration of doxorubicin.
  • Dilated myopathy in cats due to taurine deficiency.

Pages in category "Cardiomyopathy"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.