Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure. NPN 200 Medical Surgical I. Cardiomyopathy. Disease of the heart muscle Cause is unknown Occurs in only 10-20 per 100,000 Results in 30,000 deaths/year 3 types Dilated – both ventricles Hypertrophic – usually die by age 40
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Medical Surgical I
Left sided failure
Dyspnea, with crackles, wheezes
Later productive cough with frothy, bloody sputum
Right sided failure
Pitting, dependent edema
Distended neck veins
N/V, anorexiaCHF, cont.