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why do people who get high have dilated pupils?

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Dr. Keshav Narain
Retinal Surgery 29 years experience
Dilated pupils: Medications can cause the pupils to constrict or dilate depending on the medication. Opiates are know to cause pupillary constriction while pupillary dilation can occur with other drugs. Dilated pupils allow more light into the eye.

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How can you treat dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Depends: Meds such as acei, b-blockers, water pills, digoxin.Devices such as aicd bi-ventricular pacemakers and left ventricular assist devices. Some pts are transplant candidates. Salt restriction , abstinence from alcohol, aerobic exercize, .
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How serious and common is dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Fairly common: Unfortunately it is becoming more common. It can be mild or severe with associated heart failure. Treatment is tailored to the underling cause.
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What is the long-term outlook of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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How commonly does a dilated cardiomyopathy occur?

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Dr. Charles Jost
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8 per 100,000: There are approximately 8 cases per 100, 000 people. Roughly 20% of dilated cardiomyopathy are familial.
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How dangerous is dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
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Depends: Dilated cardiomyopathy (dcm) prognosis depends on many things. The degree of dysfunction affects the prognosis. The degree of symptoms affects the prognosis; additionally the cause affects the prognosis as well. If the cause can be reversed by revascularization, if it is a viral etiology or a type from which recovery is possible (valve replacement, cessation of alcohol) the prognosis may by better.

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