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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 55 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 47 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: That is variable so no time can be put on that also not all cardiomyopathies are reversible.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 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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A 21-year-old member asked:

My husband has cardiomyopathy, how should we change is diet?

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Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 55 years experience
Diet in Cardiomyopat: There is no specific dietary advice for cardiomyopathy. Since cardiomyopathy is due to multiple causes, the dietary advice will depend on the cause. The most common cause of cardiomyopathy is ischemic heart disease. If, in a given case, it is due to alcoholism, absolute abstinence from alcohol is advised. If cardiomyopathy has resulted in heart failure, the dietary advice is that for heart failure.
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Are there any tips to prevent cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Avoid drugs, booze: Alcohol and some drugs of abuse, e.g., Cocaine can cause cardiomyopathy. Some therapeutic drugs, mostly anticancer drugs, can also cause cardiomypathy. Alcohol, due to its toxicity and nutritional deficiencies associated with chronic aloholism are among the more common avoidable causes of cardiomyopathy.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

Is the use stem cells a viable option for cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Stem cells - Future: Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord injury. Stem cells have the potential to transform into specialized cells and tissues of many different organs. There has been much excitement recently in the research world for the future potential but everyday use in medicine is still years away.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can bad dental hygiene cause cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Indirectly: Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Risk of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports.

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