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dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 4. what is the prognosis?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Generally poor: Stage 4 dilated cadiomyopathy has a generally poor prognosis with the two year survival being about 20-40% at best.

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Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
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Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat cardiomyopathy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I will have heart failure?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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It depends: Why do you have cardiomyopathy? It can be from a diseased heart due to lack of oxygen (blocked arteries), it can happen as a side affects of some drugs, it can happen as the result of some type of infection even a cold type virus. So why it happened, and how severe it is, will help to determine the likelyhood, or unlikelyhood of there being a progression to heart failure.
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What is the prognosis for esophogeal cancer?

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Poor: Esophageal cancers are usually very aggressive. If they have spread outside of the esophagus can usually not be cured. The life expectancy of most esophageal tumors is measured in weeks to months. However, if the cancer is limited to the lining (high grade dysplasia) or is small in size, surgery with or without chemoradiation can help. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001328/.
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What is postpartum cardiomyopathy?

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What parts of the body does dilated cardiomyopathy affect?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart: Dilated means enlarged or stretched out. Cardio= relating to heart myo= muscle pathy= disease or weakening. So dilated cardiomyopathy is an enlarged heart with weak muscle. Although only the heart muscle is weak, it can affect every part of the body if the delivery of blood is diminished as in congestive heart failure.

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