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 diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy when i was 23 yrs old.. my doctor prescribed me some medications for my heart like coumadin, lanoxin, lasix, cardipress, zarnat, and aldazide... is this a life treathening? when will i stop to take these medicines? or does it take a years to stop these medcines? is it true that heart patient like me has a shorter life span compared to a normal person? help me plz, im already 27 yrs old....
About 1/3rd cases of dilated cardiomopathy is due to congestive heart failure . While 2/3rd cases are due to coronary artery disease.
Clinical features of dilated cardiomyopathy is as.
Left &/or right ventricular enlargement .
Impaired systolic function.
Congestive heart failure,...
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how long does dilated cardiomyopathy take to progress?
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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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In November 2010, I have been diagnosed Dilated Cardiomyopathy(DCMP) with EF 25%. CRT-D in-planted and it was found that EF% improved to 40% in May 2011. Is there any chance to improve the percentage further? What diet precautions should I follow at this moment?
Being 40% is very good achievement I feel... Keep it up. . Just healthy lifestyle . . Medication regularly...avoid excess water drinking ...regular followup low salt luck ..don't go by just EF ... concentrate on symptoms and feel good
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I am a 35 year female with dilated cardiomyopathy, diagnosed two years ago. My EF is 26%, I do not have a pacemaker but treat with medicatiln. Can microcurrent benefit my condition and improve symtoms? I have lost two kilos and four cms from my waist in one session, but I want to know if there are any major risks involved?
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
No micro currents are not harmful for your heart condition.
And weight reduction is good for your heart disease.
For weight reduction best is exercise and dieting.
Better to avoid micro currents for weight loss. It will...
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I am 51 , 104 kilos, and 179cm. I have Dilated Cardiomyopathy since I was diagnosed november 2008 and I have an implant since last year may. But recently when I was sleeping a friend realised that was shaking the whole body for about a minute! He called my name & I just mumbled! What could that be?
abnormally shaking of body points to epileptic fit .you must see your neurologist soon he may run a test to exact cause ...but if you are having some tiredness and breathing problem it may be some cardiac cause ...please ask your friend to explain what he saw that day as your doctor should...
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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 am 50 i have gone chemotheraphy 4 years ago in iam fine for two years in 2010 i dianosed as tb fluid accumulated in the lungs and severe chest pain .and taking drugs like combutol,rimactzd,piza ciba etc.,now the doctor diagnosed me as dilated cardiomyopathy is this the side effects of tb drugs or chemotherphy.i have problems of swelling legs,face.and i feel fainting
yes both chemotherapy and infection can lead to a dilated heart and ur swelling and other symptoms are due to decreased ejection fraction. u need to take proper meds as advised by your cardiologist.
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Hi, my mom has heart failure from dilated cardiomyopathy and she is treated with Rampril. However, it gives her a terrible cough and she cant sleep, so the doctor has recommended she switches to Candesartan. Can you tell me if this drug is as good at treating heart failure than Ramopril?
Yes by all means it is not only safe but as effective as ramipril for heart failure and one of the most important reason for transition from ramipril to candensatran is cough due to ramipril which doesn't occur with the latter. However one would have to optimise the dose for maximum benefit...
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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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