The heart is a powerful organ that is made of muscle tissue. It beats tirelessly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the moment that we are born till the moment we die.
The heart muscle is vulnerable to the development of certain conditions where it becomes bigger, thinner, or weaker. There heart muscle disorders are called ‘cardiomyopathy’.
Types of cardiomyopathy
There are primarily three different kinds of cardiomyopathy.
1. Dilated cardiomyopathy
This is a condition where the heart muscle is enlarged and is rather weak. Read more about this condition here.
2. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
In this condition, the heart muscle is thicker than normal which causes problems with the way it contracts and relaxes. Read more about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy here.
3. Restrictive cardiomyopathy
In restrictive cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle contracts normally but is unable to relax properly. It can cause a variety of symptoms which you can learn about here..