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Is schizophernia can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 29 years experience
No: Schizophrenia does not cause cardiomyopathy; however, some medications used to treat schizophrenia can have adverse cardiovascular effects and may cause diminished cardiac function. There is also a cardiomyopathy associated gene (5) that maybe a risk factor for schizophrenia in some people.

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