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Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases may exhibit no symptoms.
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Heart swells: A cardiomyopathy of any sort will cause the heart to become much bigger as seen on x-ray. Since the heart muscle is affected its power to contract is limited. The prototype for a cardiomyopathy is beriberi so be sure to ask the doctor whether this is a possibility. ...Read more
Generally yes: Over time, scar tissue develops in the heart potentially making the damage at least partly irreversible but if caught early and treated effectively, at least 50% of patients show substantial improvement. An expert electrophysiologist should be consulted if drugs have failed to consider an ablation of the site where the pvcs are coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiomyopathy: There are several different types of cardiomyopathy - restrictive, dilated, hypertrophic, etc. These can have different managements, so it's difficult to give you a specific treatment. However, the cheapest way to manage a chronic illness is regular follow up with a doctor - they will be able to follow the disease and help you through it. The most expensive situation is multiple hospitalizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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