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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are the causes of dilated cardiomyopathy?

What are the causes of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Multiple possible: Some cases have no obvious cause. Others may be genetic, viral, uncontrolled hypertension, heart attacks, valve disease, alcohol excess, morbid obesity, or sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What causes death in dilated cardiomyopathy?

What causes death in dilated cardiomyopathy?

Heart failure: Many people do quite well for years with cardiomyopathy; it depends why you have it, how well you tolerate the drugs for tx, how healthy your kidneys are, how prone you are to infection.... Your cardiologist should tell you why you have it, an what is being done. ...Read more

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Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

Yes: Yes. A good example would be doxorubicin which is well known to cause cardiomyopathy. This is a chemotherapeutic agent used by oncologists to treat cancer. Oncologists pay close attention to the dose in order to limit injury to the heart. ...Read more

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Is schizophernia can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Is schizophernia can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

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. ...Read more

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What kind of poison can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

What kind of poison can cause dilated cardiomyopathy  ?

Many causes: Although in many cases the cause isn't apparent, dilated cardiomyopathy is likely the result of damage to the myocardium by variety of infectious, metabolic and toxic agents. Toxic causes include - chronic long-term alcohol abuse; chemotherapy (a poison taken to kill cancer cells) with doxorubicin in particular; and more rare exposures to heavy metals, cobalt, organic solvents and mercury. ...Read more

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Do antidepressants can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Do antidepressants can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Can be related: Yes, this has been known to happen with tricyclic antidepressants -- but also with fluvoxamine, an ssri thought to have less effect on myocardial function than tricyclics have. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2829699/ it is not common with ssri's, but bears watch and reporting. ...Read more

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I have severe sinus bradycardia, can this cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

I have severe sinus bradycardia, can this cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

No : bradycardia is usually not harmful as tachycardia . Rate is not imp. Unless ur symptomatic with dizziness, Fallon or pass out. It is normal in athletes. ...Read more

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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more

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Is it possible a viral infection (coxsackie) in dec 2012 could be cause of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy diagnsd in june 2013? Is it reversible?

Is it possible a viral infection (coxsackie) in dec 2012 could be cause of idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy diagnsd in june 2013? Is it reversible?

Yes, and maybe...: Viral myocarditis is usually caused by influenza a or b in the winter and coxsackie a or b in the summer, but can vary. It is considered a "disease of thirds", a third of people get better, a third get worse and often die and a third become chronic. You are either in the first or third group. No treatment is known to cure it, it is mainly supportive treatment. It may still get better, icd needed? ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition where the chambers of the heart are enlarged and weakened, making it so that they cannot ...Read more