Definition of Cardiomyopathy:

A relatively rare chronic disease where the heart muscle is abnormally enlarged, thickened, and/or stiffened, unable to pump blood effectively, resulting in irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and possibly heart failure.

Topics Related to Cardiomyopathy

Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Cardiomyopathy
Cardiomyopathy occurs with greater frequency in people who drink too much alcohol...”

Arjun a treatment
“...Although it has many uses, it is mainly used to treat cardiovascular diseases including angina pectoris, cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure...”
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Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“...Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy) caused by Ischemia is a leading cause of heart failure...”


...the condition
Cardiomyopathy refers to abnormalities of the structure or function of the heart muscle...”
...relationship to Magnesium Requirement
“...The other 3 patients had a cardiomyopathy with electron microscopic findings consistent with intracellular calcium overload, possibly due to reduced intracellular magnesium...”
...relationship to Mercury Toxicity (Amalgam Illness)
“Mercury levels in the heart tissue of individuals who died from Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (IDCM) were found to be on average 22,000 times higher than in individuals who died of other forms of heart disease...”
...recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract
“Hawthorn can be an effective therapy for congestive heart failure, which is the main complication of cardiomyopathy.  The clinical trials with heart failure patients have demonstrated efficacy using 80-300mg per day of standardized extract of hawthorn per day (containing more than 2% vitexins)...”
...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“Many doctors suggest that individuals with cardiomyopathy abstain from alcohol consumption...”
...recommendation Arjun
“Arjun has been shown to improve the signs, symptoms and objective measurements of cardiomyopathy.  A clinical trial using 500mg of an extract tid for DCM patients with severe heart failure showed improvement in heart function within 2 weeks and improvement which continued for the...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“There is some evidence that carnitine may be useful in cardiomyopathy.  A deficiency of carnitine is associated with the development of some forms of cardiomyopathy...”
...recommendation Coleus
“...A preliminary trial found that intravenous forskolin reduced blood pressure and improved heart function amongst people with cardiomyopathy.  It is unknown whether oral coleus extracts would have the same effect, but some herbalists recommend taking 200-600mg orally per day of a 10% forskolin extract.”
...recommendation against Aerobic Exercise
“Heavy physical activity can be life-threatening for cardiomyopathy patients.  However, appropriate physician supervised exercise often benefits individuals with cardiomyopathy.”
...recommendation CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
“There have been several studies of CoQ10 use in cardiomyopathy.  One double-blind controlled trial followed 80 people with various forms of cardiomyopathy over a period of 3 years...”
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Cigarette Smoke Damage

...relationship to Cardiomyopathy
“The risk of being diagnosed with cardiomyopathy goes up with the number of cigarettes smoked per day...”

Congestive Heart Failure

...the condition
“...Conditions that can lead to CHF include coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart attacks, cardiomyopathy, heart valve disease and infections, congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension...”

Copper a treatment
“...Inadequate intake of Copper can result in such diverse symptoms as anemia, hypercholesterolemia, impaired glucose tolerance, pancreatic atrophy, cardiomyopathy, and increased mortality...”


...related topic
“Dilated Congestive Cardiomyopathy, the most common type of cardiomyopathy.”

Germanium a treatment
“...Potential health hazards caused by certain germanium-containing dietary supplements include nephropathy (leading in some cases to renal failure and death), cardiomyopathy and peripheral myopathy...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...relationship to Cardiomyopathy
“Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually a hereditary disorder, although incidence of this form of cardiomyopathy may also be higher in people with hypertension...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...Some types of MD involve the heart muscle, causing cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias...”

Selenium a treatment
“...Deficiencies include cardiomyopathy and Keshan disease...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...damaged lungs); Deconditioning due to lack of exercise; Sarcoidosis (abnormal collections of inflammatory cells in the body); TB (Tuberculosis); Arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems); Heart failure; Cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle); Anemia (an abnormally low level of red blood cells...”
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