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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the major symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms vary depending upon the degree of heart failure. Some patients with a dilated cardiomyopathy may have minimal symptoms while heart function is preserved. Once heart function worsens patients may experience shortness of breath, palpitations (feeling like heart is racing or skipping beats), trouble lying flat, fatigue, passing out or nearly passing out, to name a few.
Dr. Thomas Stern
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Heart failure: The major symptoms of dialted cardiomyopathy can include shortness of breath with exertion, shortness of breath layng down, swelling of the lower extremities, and high heart rate.

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What are dilated cardiomyopathy symptoms and warning signs?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dilated cardiomyopat: Decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations.
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What are the symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Shortness : Of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, peripheral edema. Pulmonary edema.

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