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is dilated cardiomyopathy curable

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Fatigue & fluid retention.
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Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Many symptoms: Cardiomyopathy can cause a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath, easy tiring, exercise intolerance, abnormal heart beats, swell ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
It depends: Strictly speaking, "dilated" cardiomyopathy is less likely to reverse. In other words, if the ventricle has already dilated, it is less likely that i ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends: Depends on how severe it is. Milder forms can be controlled with medications, which is the majority of patients, and a normal lifestyle is quite possi ... Read More
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Treatable: It may not be entirely reversible but medical therapy has made great strides in effectively treating this condition. Given the shortage of donor heart ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Any potential causes should be addressed. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of dis ... Read More
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Dr. Terrence Cohen
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Any potential causes should be addressed. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of dis ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Dilated cardiomyopat: Answering this question is difficult. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a general term. The general condition has likely been present through much if not all ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Dilated cardiomyopathy (dcm) prognosis depends on many things. The degree of dysfunction affects the prognosis. The degree of symptoms affects the pro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Heart failure: Many people do quite well for years with cardiomyopathy; it depends why you have it, how well you tolerate the drugs for tx, how healthy your kidneys ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Enlarged Heart: An enlarged heart leading to pump failure and congestive heart failure and arrhythmia.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Echocardiogram: Echocardiogram is the definitive first line test for dilated cardiomyopathy. The most common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy is coronary artery diseas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Shortness : Of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, peripheral edema. Pulmonary edema.
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Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Several: Some patients may be asymptomatic, but others have symptoms that range from exertional fatigue to overt anginal chest pain, to exertional shortness of ... Read More
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