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Cardiomyopathy Symptoms and Causes

Cardiomyopathy is any disease of the heart muscle in which the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. There may be multiple causes of cardiomyopathy, including viral infections. The three types of cardiomyopathy that affect adults are hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy.