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Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Picture of dilated cardiomyopathy

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In dilated cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle is thinner, resulting in enlarged heart chambers that cannot pump blood effectively.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerGeorge Philippides, MD - Cardiology
Last RevisedJuly 28, 2010

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