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Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Yes: Yes. A good example would be doxorubicin which is well known to cause cardiomyopathy. This is a chemotherapeutic agent used by oncologists to treat cancer. Oncologists pay close attention to the dose in order to limit injury to the heart.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Yes, see below: Chemotherapeutic agents: anthracyclines cyclophosphamide trastuzumab antiretroviral drugs: zidovudine didanosine zalcitabine phenothiazines chloroquine clozapine.

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What are the causes of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
Multiple possible: Some cases have no obvious cause. Others may be genetic, viral, uncontrolled hypertension, heart attacks, valve disease, alcohol excess, morbid obesity, or sleep apnea.

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