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dilated cardiomyopathy life expectancy

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Depends on how severe it is and how well it responds to medicines. Some may recover, some may be stabilized with medicines, some may require heart tra ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Humes
40 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Varies: There are different severities of this diagnosis. You need to disuss this with your physician because it is impossible to answer without more detail. ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No answer: There are way too many variables that I don't have the information on to answer that. Obviously, you are anxious deliberating this at age 25. You can ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
There's no telling: Most cirrhotics who continue to drink abusively are dead within five years. Beyond this, you can't predict. Dilated cardiomyopathy is of greatly varia ... Read More
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Cardiomyopathy: It is difficult to predict without knowing complete patient profile. On an average usually 3-5 years.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CHF: A lot can affect survival and some folks get heart transplant and change to that problem. For the individual if they are doing well could live well ov ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
All kinds: People from all kinds of different backgrounds end up with dilated cardiomyopathy (dcm) from severe coronary atherosclerotic heart disease and other s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Not Clear...: Dilated cardiomyopathy, as far as we understand, comes in four broad categories... Genetic, infectious, ischemic, toxic. The term dilated cardiomy ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Meds such as acei, b-blockers, water pills, digoxin.Devices such as aicd bi-ventricular pacemakers and left ventricular assist devices. Some pts are t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
There are treatments: Some kinds of dilated cardiomyopathy improve with time, such as those caused by alcohol abuse, which may improve with abstinence. In other cases the s ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Dilated cardiomyopat: Sometimes is the best answer. It depends on the cause of the cardiomyopathy. The treatment involves a diuretic, ace inhibitor and beta blocker. Pat ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Fairly common: Unfortunately it is becoming more common. It can be mild or severe with associated heart failure. Treatment is tailored to the underling cause.
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