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is there a natural cure for dilated cardiomyopathy

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not in our lifetimes: Please forgive my frankness. The heart in most dilated cardiomyopathies is largely replaced by scar tissue. The best hope is stem cell work, but routi ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
No: I have never heard that. If your calcium levels are low, you may benefit from replacement therapy, but i don't think that would have any effect on ca ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually.: An icd (defibrillator) may rescue you from cardiac arrest, which is a risk one carries with cardiomyopathy - but it doesn't cure cardiomyopathy. A bi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience in 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience in 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience in 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in 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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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms vary depending upon the degree of heart failure. Some patients with a dilated cardiomyopathy may have minimal symptoms while heart function i ... Read More
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