Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, & Prognosis


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Which of the following is NOT one of the medications used to treat DCM?

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1. The abnormal distension or dilation of a structure, sometimes to the point of its dysfunction, is known as:

2. A typically irreversible, progressive heart condition that results in ventricular chamber enlargement, potentially diminished ventricular thickness, and subsequent systolic dysfunction is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at why a larger heart isn't always better, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the sodium intake levels of someone with DCM as well as knowing the definition of dilatation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Sodium intake levels for DCM
  • Definition of dilatation
  • Characteristics of DCM
  • How the body tried to compensate
  • Symptoms of DCM

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related dilated cardiomyopathy lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how the body tried to compensate and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of dilatation

Additional Learning

To learn more about the nature of this worrying condition, review the corresponding lesson on Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prognosis. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what dilatation is
  • Identify the nature of dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Understand the two main reasons for DCM and what they involve
  • Describe the consequences of DCM for the body
  • Appreciate what can be done to try and treat the disease