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Cardiac Steatosis and Lipotoxic Cardiomyopathy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for cardiac steatosis (fatty heart) and lipotoxic cardiomyopathy.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Endocrinology

Objective:

risk factors, laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

I43.2

Description:

Cardiac steatosis (fatty heart) is due to accumulation of lipid within the heart. The accumulation of free fatty acids, triglycerides and other lipids may be myocardiotoxic, resulting in heart failure (lipotoxic cardiomyopathy).

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