Infiltrative cardiomyopathy

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Infiltrative cardiomyopathy

(Science: cardiology, pathology) a group of disorders which affect the heart muscle resulting in the ineffective pumping of blood.

Examples include amyloidosis, loefflers syndrome, sarcoidosis, haemochromatosis, scleroderma and carcinoid syndrome. Complications include arrhythmias and progressive heart failure.

Origin: gr. Pathos = disease