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Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
I was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy ef 45-50%. If ef imprvment to 60% in 6mths will i be able to resume drinking wine with dinner?
I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and a biventricular icd. The problem I am having is there are days i can't seem to stay awake. Normal?
Often not: You seem to have congestive heart failure and are probably on several medications, your symptoms may be from the medications, from variations in your congestive heart failure status, or inadequate effectiveness of your biventricular icd's resynchronization (the special pacing it does to improve your heart's function. See you docrotr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does high c reactive protein affect or is related to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (10.9)?
Quite variable: It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly. Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict. ...Read more
Can dilated cardiomyopathy thought to be brought on by a virus go away and come back 9 years later as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? Ef both x 20%
Can a biventricular icd reading show if heart failure is worse in someone with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? What would it show?
ICD: A biv icd is therapy for heart failure and poor left ventricular function. One of the types on the market has an impedance device in it which can predict changes in fluid status. All biv icds do not have this particular technology. Changes in chest impedance can indicate changes in fluid volumes in the chest and heart failure status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure ? Both terms have been used these past 9 years
Disease vs. result: Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes weak without obvious cause. Some cases are genetic some may have been triggered by a virus. Congestive heart failure, is the result of the weak heart's inability to circulate the blood adequately. This may result in symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath and signs such as chest congestion and swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why did i feel so good for 6 weeks after bi vent icd placement then heart failure symptoms returned? I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
What is the prognosis for a 51 year old with stage 3 heart failure from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? This was before bivent icd.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a virus or cold affect idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy/heart failure?Having worse trouble breathing and mucus tinged with blood. No swelling.
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