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What causes cardiomyopathy?

The specific cause of cardiomyopathy is often not known. It is possible that there are a number of causes and triggers that lead to the development of cardiomyopathy - these include genetics, viral infections, immunological triggers, abnormally fast heartbeats (tachycardias) and toxic agents.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 06 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Heart failure


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