Cardiomyopathy is a heart muscle disease, which makes it difficult for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. There are several difficult types of cardiomyopathy including hypertrophic, restrictive, and dilated. However, they are in similar in that the heart muscle is abnormal, so it cannot adequately provide blood to all of the tissues and organs. Warning signs of cardiomyopathy may not be present in the early stages of the disease. It is important to watch for symptoms because as your heart weakens, cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure.
If you experience trouble breathing, especially after physical activity, then you might have cardiomyopathy. Anytime you have trouble breathing; whether you are exercising or resting, you need to seek medical help immediately. This symptom might be an underlying sign of something more serious with your heart.
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