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Mesh term Cardiomyopathy, Dilated

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Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathies

Description

A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-153 3ca6710ea990189ceb85f4312e7298b5922ce1a6