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Dilatatsionny cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Aritmogenny right ventricular cardiomyopathy

Understand the myocardium diseases which are characterized by disturbances of functions of heart as the term "cardiomyopathy". In this sense it is possible to speak about damages of a myocardium at an ischemic heart disease (an ischemic cardiomyopathy), at arterial hypertension (a hypertensive cardiomyopathy), at heart diseases (a valve cardiomyopathy).

Earlier understood primary diseases of a myocardium of an unknown etiology as the term "cardiomyopathy". Diseases of a myocardium of the known etiology or connected with defeat of other systems were defined as specific (secondary) diseases of a myocardium. Damages of a myocardium at an ischemic heart disease were excluded from this group of diseases of a myocardium, arterial hypertension, heart diseases and diseases of a pericardium.

In clinical practice understand group of diseases which cornerstone genetic predisposition to damage of a myocardium with the phenomena of its dilatation, a hypertrophy or restriction is as cardiomyopathies. According to it distinguish the following options of cardiomyopathies:
• dilatatsionny cardiomyopathy;
• hypertrophic cardiomyopathy;
• restrictive cardiomyopathy;
• aritmogenny right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

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