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A 25-year-old member asked:

How long would it take for a reversible dilated cardiomyopathy to correct by itself?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
That varies: It depends on exactly what you mean. With medication, there can be improvement quickly. Most of the time there is not a cure, but the symptoms can be controlled. In certain unusual cases, the problem can completely resolve so that the problem does "correct itself." that usually occurs over a period of many weeks or months. It is a gradual process. Cardiomyopathy related to pregnancy can resolve.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 48 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: That is variable so no time can be put on that also not all cardiomyopathies are reversible.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
With treatment...: From my experience a few weeks to a year with appropriate measures such as right medicines, restoring blood flow as in bypass surgery, surgical correction of heart valve problems, controlling blood pressure, correction of rapid heart beat or abstinence from alcohol.

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How is a reversible dilated cardiomyopathy corrected?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Vasodilators: Generally, vasodilating medications, such as ace inhibitors or arb's, along with beta-blockers, are the most helpful in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, with diuretics and nitrates also being of some use. These medications are used to reduce the workload on the heart muscle by reducing oxygen demand of the heart muscle and reducing pressure inside the heart chamber.

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