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Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle where the muscle itself is abnormal. It is rather randomly divided into HOCM and COCM, i.e. hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and congestive obstructive cardiomyopathy, but this division is meaningless for treatment. Doctors in this country do not look for causes of cardiomyopathy, but in China, for example, cardiomyopathy is often a result of KESHAN- a disease caused by selenium deficiency. The selenium deficiency results in low levels of glutathione peroxidase and therefore very poor antioxidant status. See An original discovery: selenium deficiency and Keshan disease (an endemic heart disease)


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