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Is there a relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Chest Pain: Not really. A person suffering with a cardiomyopathy may eventually get fibromyalgia due to the depletion of nutrients and hormones caused by the poor pumping function of the heart. But the reverse is not true....People with fibromyalgia do not go on to have cardiomyopathies as a routine outcome.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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No: There has been no established link between these two diseases.
Dr. Syed H. Sajid
Psychiatry 29 years experience
Not much: Dilated cardiomyopathy leads to decrease pumping of blood to the brain and rest of the body. Pt. Usually get short of breath from mild to moderate physical exertion. May lead to congestive heart failure with activity limitations. Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is generalized pain in most areas of the body. Depression, lack of sleep, stress may increase the pain.

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