Dilated cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a heart muscle disease that causes the heart’s main pumping chamber (the left ventricle) to enlarge and weaken. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) affects the ability of the heart to pump blood to the body and can progress to also affect the right ventricle and the atria. DCM is relatively common, affecting up to 1 in 250 people.

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