Dilated cardiomyopathy

What is Dilated cardiomyopathy?

Dilated cardiomyopathy is dilatation of the cardia,leading to decreased ventricular emptying as a result of dilated ventricles,usually seen in drug toxicities.

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I was recently diagnosed with this condition and it is termed idiopathic or unknown in origin. I am 33 years old and don t smoke. I also have fibromyalgia. I was hoping someone could give me some idea as to what I can look forward to as far as...
For many affected individuals, dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition which will not limit the quality of life. A minority, however, experience significant symptoms and there is sometimes a risk of sudden death. Evaluation by a cardiologist is recommended to confirm the diagnosis and to assess the...
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i was taking neotigison for 7 months and developed problems with my eyesight so stopped taking it and my eyesight is slowly improving. 12 months later i have found out that i have dilated cardiomyopathy with only 29percent function. Could taking...
hii donna

There does not seem to be any relation between neotigison and dilated cardiomyopathy.
This shows a relationship between Ichthyosiform erythroderma and cardiomyopathy.
As said in the website, eye problems do occur with this drug but fortunately none of them should be permanent.

hope this...
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My baby girl deliver on 03.01.2011 and pass away after nine days. Doctor say it is because of dilated cardiomyopathy . This is my third child after eight years trying to get pregnant and with this baby i have diabetes but with control diet . Is it...
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In childrens of diabetic mothers there found common problems as neural tube defects( nervous system problems) and cardiac problems and others.
These also seen in various drugs intakes as antiepileptics, antidiabetics, various antibiotics, analgesics. etc
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I can walk on the level and up steps normally , but when I carry even a small amount of wt. I am tight chested and out of breath. I do have dilated cardiomyopathy for about years and just have had some mild bronchitis. All heart tests are ok-so...
Dear patient,

Thanks for your query. It could be that the respiratory infection you recently had is still in recovery period, and that has decreased your pulmonary capacity; it can also be that it created a decompensation of your chronic dilated cardiomyopathy and you may need some temporary...
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Good morning doctor, Can excessive sexual stimulation cause dilated cardiomyopathy?
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The answer is NO

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Read Full Thread     Ask a Doctor Now » son was treated for TEC. Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood at 18 months of age, he is now 24 and was has dialated cardiomyopathy , ef rate between 42-and 54. Family history, my father died at age 27 of coronary thrombosis...
Thanks for the query.

Your son had Transient Erythroblastopenia of Childhood (TEC) during childhood and later developed Dilated cardiomyopathy at the age of 24.Transient erythroblastopenia of childhood (TEC) is ananemia of early childhood .This is caused due to infection with Parvovirus B19....
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how long does dilated cardiomyopathy take to progress?
Brief Answer:
Varies from person to person

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

The progress of dilated cardiomyopathy depends on a different number of factors. The cause and management greatly determines what the progression over time would look like. For instance, if the...
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Can muscle relaxers be a cause of cadiomyopathy? YYYY@YYYY

Cardiomyopathy is disease of the muscle of the heart and is classified as dilated, restrictive or hypertrophic. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common.
The heart is divided into right and left sides , each side is then divided into 2 compartments. The upper 2 comparments are called atria...
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I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2011. I didn't know snoring really loud was a condition until the girl I was seeing, couldn't stand sleeping next to me. So I went in to see a doctor and a sleep study was performed. The results were that I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In 2006 I was diagnosed with hypertension and since then, I've been diagnosed with CHF and dilated cardiomyopathy in 2012. I've done the research referring to This particular page relates untreated sleep apnea to hypertension and I believe, I've had sleep apnea for years that has gone undiagnosed because of these facts; - I was diagnosed with hypogonadism in 2000, which I've been being prescribed Testosterone Replacement Therapy since 2000, as well. - The testosterone injections has caused me to gain a lot of weight. I was 160 lbs before I began treatment for my hypogonadism and throughout the years, I have continuously gained weight to where my weight is at 280 on average. IAW my medical records, my doctors state that I have high hips, making my waistline an easy 40 inches plus on average. - I was being prescribed 400 mg/ 2 weeks for 10 years before my doctors decided I was taking too much and decided to lower my dosage to 200 mg/2 weeks. - During treatment on TRT, I've had a heart attack, been diagnosed with insomnia, depression, PTSD, sleep apnea, CHF, Hypertension and Dilated Cardiomyopathy, amongst just a few of my conditions. - I am still being treated for all of these conditions & I wear a CPAP when I sleep at night. *My question is, can I have a doctor type a statement relating my sleep apnea to my hypertension? I am requesting this for VA Compensation Benefits. I feel that the VA Hospital works hand in hand with the VA Regional Office, so its hard to get any of my requests met without feeling like I'm asking them to go out of their way to assist me. If you believe my sleep apnea began while in service, do you believe it began before I was diagnosed with hypertension? I have more evidence to send if you can provide me with an email. I have tried sending you my complete medical history related to my service, but it is too large to upload. If you have any suggestions on how I can send it to you, I will be happy to do so. Thank you. I would also like to know your opinion about my heart conditions....Do you believe that they all stemmed from the time frame in my medical records, from the evidence you have and may have gone undiagnosed?
Brief Answer:
Hypertension is a co-morbidity of OSA

Detailed Answer:
I admire your concern about your condition and it's very natural to have.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and hypertension are co-related. Hypertension is the most common co-morbidity of OSA and even hypertension precedes...
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hello doctor!
i have 3 questions regarding the patient whose history i have described below my questions.

1. Should i give clopilet 75 mg (why should it be given and what if it is not given)
2. Will there be any side-effects or problem if i follow the geriatrician and reduce the dosage or should i follow the cardiologists opinion NOT to reduce?
3.due to lanoxin 25 mg her T3 (CLIA) = 99 ng/dl, T4(FPIA) =12.09 ug/dl, TSH(CLIA) =5.53 uIU/ml
The doctor has advised ELTROXIN 50 mcg which i have not given her. Should i give it?
My mom who is (73 yrs old now in 2013) was daily taking one each of calaptin sr 120mg; ,cordarone X 200mg; storvas 10mg and ( lanoxin 0.25 mg from monday to friday ) from 2007. She han fractured her hand and had to undergo surgery but could not due to fibrilation. Recently she had to extract a tooth and we took her to a geriologist who stopped lanoxin and reduced one cardarone X 200mg to one cardarone 100mg; one ;calaptin sr 120 mg to TWO calaptin 40mg: one storvas 10mg.. Is it o.k to reduce? I took her to a cardiologist .The report of the cardio says:
1. Dilated cardiomyopathy, moderate LV dysfunction (recovered)
2. F/H/O CAD- father & brother
3.H/O atrial fibrillation one episode on T.cardarone- 200 mg
4. K/C/O Bronchial Asthma > 40 yrs on intermittent bronchodilators & homeopathic
5.H/O fracture rt. hand radius
6.Asymptomatic on restricted activities H/O dentalcarriers (+)
PR- 52/min, regular
BP- 130/80 mmHg
CNS- S1 S2 (+)
RS- B/L extensive wheezo (+)
low salt diet
1 tab. T.cardarone 200 mg
1 tab. Calaptin SR 120 mg
1 tab. Clopilet 75 mg
1 tab. storvas 10 mg
and seroflo inhaler 250 - 1(puff) twice-daily

ECHO: Dilated LA, normal, LV dimensions, no RWMA, good LV sys. function,
MR moderate, PAH mild, no clot/P.E
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

1- Clopilet is anti-platelet / helps to reduce the incidence of clot formation - for which people with Atrial fibrillation are prone / and if warfarin could not be given, this is the next choice / The minimal effective dose is 75 mg. OK
2- Better not reduce...
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My husband has Dilated Cardiomyopathy and is on his medication. I just took his BP and it was 87/70 with a heart rate of 88. He also has a defibrillator. I will take it again in 15 minutes. Would it be in his best interest to get him to the ER? We had him ther before for BP that was way too high. He feels very drained. He was complaining about being hot and stuffy in church.
Thank you for your time.
Thanks for your query.

Since your husband is already having history of cardiac problem, so its better that you take him to ER. Blood pressure of 87/70 is too low, which needs to treated. Also he is symptomatic as you had mentioned he is feeling hot & stuffy, so you should take him to your...
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