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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is is possible to have a dilated cardiomyopathy and bradycardia? i take no medicines for the cardiomyopathy.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
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 emergency treatment if it causes symptoms: fainting, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath. If you have been diagnosed with both these things, then you're seeing a cardiologist, probably, who'll know what treatment you need & what to watch for.
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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Diffuse: c-myopathy is a diffuse disorder affecting multiple parts of the heart, including the muscle, the natural pacemaker, as well as the "wires" in the heart leading to various kinds of disturbances that might include slow or rapid heartbeat. Sometimes there is too much "vagal" tone which also can slow the heart
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Last updated May 17, 2015


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