Definitions for "Dilated cardiomyopathy"
Group of disorders in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump effectively. The result is dilation of the heart chambers or enlargement of the heart. Poor cardiac function results in congestive heart failure.
Disease resulting in enlargement of the chambers of the heart, leading to heart failure. Insufficient taurine in the diet is one of the causes. Pet food manufacturers include adequate taurine levels in cat food so the disease is now rare.
a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and weak, sometimes because of a virus