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is schizophernia can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

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Dr. Fuad Kiblawi
Pediatric Cardiology 28 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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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat cardiomyopathy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I will have heart failure?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: Why do you have cardiomyopathy? It can be from a diseased heart due to lack of oxygen (blocked arteries), it can happen as a side affects of some drugs, it can happen as the result of some type of infection even a cold type virus. So why it happened, and how severe it is, will help to determine the likelyhood, or unlikelyhood of there being a progression to heart failure.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is postpartum cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Stern
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Weak heart post preg: Weak heart muscle after pregnancy, cause unknown.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is calcium a 'cure' for dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: I have never heard that. If your calcium levels are low, you may benefit from replacement therapy, but i don't think that would have any effect on cardiomyopathy.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What parts of the body does dilated cardiomyopathy affect?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Heart: Dilated means enlarged or stretched out. Cardio= relating to heart myo= muscle pathy= disease or weakening. So dilated cardiomyopathy is an enlarged heart with weak muscle. Although only the heart muscle is weak, it can affect every part of the body if the delivery of blood is diminished as in congestive heart failure.

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