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Dr. Murali Chiravuri
40 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There are some known agents. A good example is chemotherapeutic agents.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Quite variable: It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly. Some children or adults live a very long time with se ... 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 relatively normal lifestyle is ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Concierge?: By "personalized" medicine, i'm presuming you're referring to "concierge" medicine since all medical practice should be personalized. Concierge is a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Depietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Echo: Cardiomyopathy is a weakened heart muscle. The diagnosis can be confirmed by an echocardiogram which takes an ultrasound picture of the heart and can ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, it's possible: Bradycardia can go along with cardiomyopathies. It can also be normal in some people, especially athletes. Bradycardia (low heart rate) needs emergenc ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Heart muscle: That is not functioning normally with resultant chamber enlargement. Diagnosed by echocardiogram.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Weak enlarged heart: Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart is not pumping normally and is enlarged. There are many causes including inherited conditions, i ... Read More
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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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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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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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A male asked:
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

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