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    What causes cardiomyopathy?

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    Dr Alistair Begg

    Cardiologist (Heart Specialist)

    Dr Alistair Begg is a Cardiologist with 15 years experience in private practice.He is actively involved in Cardiac Rehabilitation and patient education including a number … View Profile

    The causes of cardiomyopathy can be both acquired or inherited, although there are many cases where the cause cannot be established.In addition to genetically-linked cardiac diseases, some of the causes of cardiomyopathy  include coronary artery disease, alcoholism, diabetes,high blood pressure,certaintoxins, some viral infections, drug abuse, certain cancer medicines,and complications with the mother during the later stages of pregnancy, or soon after childbirth.

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