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Can you reverse a dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
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 standard medications for heart failure do not cure, but can improve heart function and devices like an aicd help control arrythmias.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to reverse dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
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. Patients are followed wit echocardiograms to evaluate the heart function.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What is dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 40 years experience
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, infections and coronary artery abnormalities.

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