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primary cardiomyopathy



  1. cardiomyopathy of unknown or obscure cause;
  2. a disease that affects mainly the heart muscle, sparing other cardiac structures and usually resulting in fibrosis, hypertrophy, or both.

Synonym(s): idiopathic cardiomyopathy

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