Cardiomyopathy (WHO/ISFC 1995 classification)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 04 Oct 2021

Cardiomyopathy classification separates the various cardiomyopathies into several subtypes. Cardiomyopathy is defined as a "disease of the myocardium with associated cardiac dysfunction".

It was initially classified according to the 1995 World Health Organizatiοn / International Society and Federation of Cardiology (WHO/ISFC) system as follows:

This has since been revised in 2006 by the American Heart Association (AHA) as follows 2:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
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  • Case 2: dilated cardiomyopathy
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  • Case 3: tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy
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  • Case 4: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with cor triatriatum
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  • Case 6: active right ventricular cardiac sarcoidosis
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  • Case 7: post-partum cardiomyopathy
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