Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) causes

Dilated Hearts End In Terrible Infiltration

  • Dietary – beri-beri (thiamine deficiency)
  • Hereditary – familial DCM, muscular dystrophies (Duchenne, myotonia, mitochondrial)
  • Endocrine – hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, phaeochromocytoma
  • Infective – viruses (coxsackie), Chagas’ disease
  • Toxins – alcohol, drugs (anthracyclines)
  • Infiltrative – sarcoid, iron overload (haemochromatosis, excess blood transfusions)

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