Ischemic cardiomyopathy

What is Ischemic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy (literally "heart muscle disease") is the measurable deterioration for any reason of the ability of the myocardium (the heart muscle) to contract, usually leading to heart failure. Common symptoms include dyspnea (breathlessness) and peripheral edema (swelling of the legs). Those with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of dangerous forms of irregular heart rate and sudden cardiac death. The most common form of cardiomyopathy is dilated cardiomyopathy. Although the term "cardiomyopathy" could theoretically apply to almost any disease affecting the heart, it is usually reserved for "severe myocardial disease leading to heart failure".

Cardiomyopathy and myocarditis, resulted in 443,000 deaths in 2013 up from 294,000 in 1990.

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What is the life expectancy of someone with ischemic cardiomyopathy, ejection fraction of 28%, previous ventricular tachachardia, and silent heart...

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The life expectancy for this person is around 25% for the first seven years (85% of patients die ). However...

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My mother in law has one blocked artery what is the best treatment for her.Doctors suggested stenting Is this procedure a non invasive. I heard...

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External counterpulsation (ECP) is a procedure performed on individuals with ischemic cardiomyopathy in order to diminish the symptoms of their...

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What is the life expectancy of a 58 year old male with ischemic cardiomyopathy. He has had a recent STEMI (December 25th) and has 40% heart...

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There are different factors that affect the survival rate for a person with a history of myocardial infarction...

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