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A 37-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Shortness : Of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, peripheral edema. Pulmonary edema.
Dr. Joseph Shen
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Like heart failure : You might feel fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath while you are lying down or physically active, lightheaded, dizzy, fainting, persistent cough of wheezing especial at when you are lying downs. You might have leg, ankle or feet swelling, sudden weight gain or fluid retention, lack of appetite, heart flutters, palpitations and pale skin.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Several: Some patients may be asymptomatic, but others have symptoms that range from exertional fatigue to overt anginal chest pain, to exertional shortness of breath, to overt heart failure with severe shortness of breath on low levels of exertion. The extreme involves syncope from near fatal or fatal ventricular arrhythmias, to fatal or non-fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Shortness of breath: Fatigue & fluid retention.
Dr. David Malpass
Pediatric Cardiology 33 years experience
Many symptoms: Cardiomyopathy can cause a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, shortness of breath, easy tiring, exercise intolerance, abnormal heart beats, swelling of legs/feet, dizziness, fainting, difficulties breathing, and others. Learn moe here: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/more/cardiomyopathy/cardiomyopathy_ucm_444459_subhomepage.Jsp.

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What are the major symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms vary depending upon the degree of heart failure. Some patients with a dilated cardiomyopathy may have minimal symptoms while heart function is preserved. Once heart function worsens patients may experience shortness of breath, palpitations (feeling like heart is racing or skipping beats), trouble lying flat, fatigue, passing out or nearly passing out, to name a few.
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What are dilated cardiomyopathy symptoms and warning signs?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Dilated cardiomyopat: Decreased exercise tolerance, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitations.
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What is dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Weak enlarged heart: Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart is not pumping normally and is enlarged. There are many causes including inherited conditions, infections and coronary artery abnormalities.

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