Reversible Cardiomyopathies

Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2015 May 21;9(Suppl 2):7-14. doi: 10.4137/CMC.S19703. eCollection 2015.


Cardiomyopathies (CMs) have many etiological factors that can result in severe structural and functional dysregulation. Fortunately, there are several potentially reversible CMs that are known to improve when the root etiological factor is addressed. In this article, we discuss several of these reversible CMs, including tachycardia-induced, peripartum, inflammatory, hyperthyroidism, Takotsubo, and chronic illness-induced CMs. Our discussion also includes a review on their respective pathophysiology, as well as possible management solutions.

Keywords: arrhythmogenic; cardiomyopathy; chronic disease; immunological; inflammatory; metabolic; reversible; sympathoexcitation.

Publication types

  • Review