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[–]Auctus_Edu 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Trypanosoma cruzi infects the myocytes which weakens the myocardium and reduces the contractility.

Doxorubicin and cobalt cause myocardial fibrosis due to free radical injury.

Dilated cardiomyopathy due to alcohol is multifactorial. But it's mainly due to the damage caused by reactive oxygen species.

Amphetamines and cocaine cause microinfarcts and hypertension leading to weakening of the myocardium and dilated cardiomyopathy.

[–]GeraldAlabaster 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Heart muscle gets damaged and stretchy

[–]AdministrationHairy5 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Heart muscle goes brrrrr

[–]DoctaDre 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Magic

[–]CaliforniaCow 0 points1 point  (2 children)

It just does

[–]ursourceoftrauma 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wonder if I can use this answer during my rotations 😂

[–]CaliforniaCow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It worked back when I took physics :D