ADH III - Cardiomyopathy

  1. What are they three types of Cardiomyopathy?
    dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive
  2. What causes dilated Cardiomyopathy?
    fibrosis of myo and edo walls - dilated - can't pump.
  3. what are the s/s of dilated Cardiomyopathy?
    • fatigue
    • weakness
    • left side HF
    • dysrhythmia, heart block
    • systemic/pulm emboli
    • S3/S4 gallops
  4. what can you do about dilated Cardiomyopathy?
    • tx of HF
    • vasodilators
    • control dysrhythmia
    • heart transplant
  5. What is restrictive Cardiomyopathy? Which can't work, ventricles or atria?
    walls fibrosed - can't squeeze. diastolic dysfunction.
  6. which causes rt side HF? Dilated or restrictive Cardiomyopathy?
    restrictive causes rt side HF.

    • Restrict - Right
    • diLate - Left
  7. V-fibs/tach is common with which cardiomyopathy?
  8. What causes DCM? (dilated cardiomyopathy)
    • alchy
    • pregnancy
    • viral
    • chemo
  9. How do pts present with CM?
    dyspnea on exertion, fatigue
  10. CM can't flow blood to other systems. How does the pt present when GI isn't getting blood?
  11. What is that condition that killed those athletes that suddenly dropped on the field?
    hypertrophic heart
  12. What position can you put your pt in, how are their extremities positioned, to help decrease venous return, thus decreasing workload on heart?
    sitting upright, dependant position (legs dangling)
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ADH III - Cardiomyopathy