Cardiomyopathy Types Mnemonics Cheat Sheets for Nursing Students
dilated cardiomyopathy causes mnemonic
The term “cardiomyopathy” refers to “cardio” (heart), “myo” (muscle), “pathy” (disease of). A dilated cardiomyopathy results in left ventricular chamber enlargement, systolic dysfunction and clinical manifestations of congestive heart failure.
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)