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How commonly does a dilated cardiomyopathy occur?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
8 per 100,000: There are approximately 8 cases per 100, 000 people. Roughly 20% of dilated cardiomyopathy are familial.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Depends: It is not that common but can be caused by various reasons including childbirth, infection or drugs to name the most common. In most cases patients recover or can be treated by medications. Make sure you find a good doctor who specializes in this.

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