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How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect the way people feel?

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Dr. Murali Chiravuri
Cardiology 42 years experience
A variety of ways: There are many manifestations of a dilated cardiomyopathy. It depends on how severe the cardiomyopathy is, how many comorbidities exit and so on. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, exertional intolerance, accumulation of fluid, difficulty laying flat and so on.

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How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your health?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Impaired heart: The weakened heart muscle causes symptoms related to heart failure, such as shortness of breath, easy fatigue, leg swelling etc. And there is a risk of heart arrhythmia. If severe enough other organs began to fail because of impaired pumping function of the heart. There are treatments however to address these problems.

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