cardiomyopathy 英/,kɑːdɪəʊmaɪ'ɒpəθɪ/ 美 /,kɑrdɪomaɪ'ɑpəθi/
释 义 n. 心肌症，心肌病
同近义词 myocardiopathy n. 心肌损害，心肌病
例 句 Objective To study the related factors of peripartum cardiomyopathy(PPCM) patients outcomes for echocardiography characteristics. 目的：探寻影响围生期心肌病患者临床转归的超声因素。
作者： Jean Jacques Noubiap
期刊：Am J Cardiol
Cardiomyopathies represent a group of disorders characterized by structurally and functionally abnormal myocardium in the absence of hypertension, pericardial disease, valvular, or congenital heart disease sufficient to cause the observed myocardial dysfunction. They are an important cause of heart failure and are associated with a high incidence of arrhythmias including ventricular tachycardias and atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is the most prevalent cardiac arrhythmia and is a major public health problem. Mostly asymptomatic, the importance of AF lies in its complications such as heart failure, tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy, and cardioembolic events such as stroke and premature mortality. AF has been shown to be frequent in patients with cardiomyopathies and associated with poor outcomes.For instance, AF is the most prevalent arrhythmia in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), affecting up to 1 in 4 of these patients. AF in HC is associated with increased risk of stroke, heart failure, cardiac, and all-cause mortality. AF also seems to be frequent in dilated cardiomyopathy (DC), and is associated to heart failure and a poor survival. Despite the importance of AF in cardiomyopathies, except for HC, pooled estimations of the burden of AF are not available for the other forms of cardiomyopathies including DC, Takotsubo, arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, restrictive cardiomyopathy, left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC), peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), or inflammatory cardiomyopathies.