Cardiac 40 Hypertrophic Dilated Cardiomyapathy _StickEnotes_Nursing KAMP MSK -SITE

When Having a Big Heart isn’t a Good Thing…Cardiomyopathy

When Having a Big Heart isn’t a Good Thing…Cardiomyopathy

In this Study Sheet I cover the difference between cardiomyopathies.

Cardiomyopathy is a modeling change of the Hearts Muscle Tissue. There are two conditions Dilated Cardiomyopathy (big floppy heart resulting in weak contractions– or Hypertrophic (big trophy hearts resulting in poor cardiac output) Both Result in CHF like symptoms and develop over time first symptoms being SOB and fatigue– Each condition should be further evaluated for the underlying cause

More acute is Hypertrophic since it can block the AORTIC Valve resulting in cardiac arrest and sudden death.

Dilated is generally right sided symptoms and treating the increasing fluid.

Cardiac 40 Hypertrophic Dilated Cardiomyapathy _StickEnotes_Nursing KAMP MSK -SITE

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