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Related to cardiac dilatation: Dilated cardiomyopathy

cardiac

1. of or relating to the heart
2. of or relating to the portion of the stomach connected to the oesophagus
3. a person with a heart disorder
4. Obsolete a drug that stimulates the heart muscle

cardiac

[′kärd·ē‚ak]
(anatomy)
Of, pertaining to, or situated near the heart.
Of or pertaining to the cardia of the stomach.
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Cardiac dilatation and hydrops foetalis carries poor prognosis.
Another research done on a mice model showed that ethanol's metabolite acetaldehyde reduces myocardial contractility, disrupts mitochondrial function and produces apoptosis, all leading to myocardial damage and cardiac dysfunction.15 Cardiac dysfunction leads to decreased hear t pumping, volume overload and eventually cardiac dilatation.
ICD-CRT can be a useful therapy in MD1 presenting with heart failure, cardiac dilatation with low EF, complete LBBB and induc-ible ventricular tachyarrhythmias.
(7) This bird did not have any microscopic lesions indicative of a specific cause of the right-sided cardiac dilatation. Right-sided myocardial failure in birds has been observed secondary to chronic extracardiac diseases, such as pulmonary mycosis.