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prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction of 17 to 18 %?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Not so good: Prognosis depends on multiple factors, not just ejection fraction. Age, severity of symptoms, and especially cause of cardiomyopathy. Cardiac function may improve in some with treatment. Severely symptomatic heart failure carries a worse prognosis. Best would be to discuss this with a heart failure specialist.

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