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dilated cardiomyopathy

 

Definition: decreased function of the left ventricle associated with its dilation; most patients have global hypokinesia, although discrete regional wall movement abnormalities may occur; usually manifested by signs of overall cardiac failure, with congestive findings, as well as by fatigue indicative of a low output state.

Synonym(s): congestive cardiomyopathy

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