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Dilated vs. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: What’s the Difference?

Cardiomyopathy (cardio means heart; myopathy means a disorder of a muscle) is a term used to describe a disease of the heart muscle. But it goes further than that. Dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathies are the two most prevalent forms. Both can impair the heart’s capacity to operate effectively, and their probable causes overlap to some extent, but their symptoms and approaches to therapy differ significantly.  Robert Segal, M.D., founder of Manhattan Cardiology and Medical Offices of Manhattan explains the differences. Read the article.