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Doctor insights on: Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy Prognosis

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Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more


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Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now.

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound.

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: It depends on how severe it is. It can be very mild or very severe. In general many people with treatment can do quite well but the potential for deterioration is there.

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What is the prognosis for people with restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What is the prognosis for people with restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Typically not good: There are several causes of restrictive cardiomyopathy, so the prognosis is variable, but is typically limited due to progression of heart failure and potential for heart rhythm problems. Depending on the cause, there are certain medications and other therapies available. Some people may be able to pursue heart transplantation, depending on the cause.

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I have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What is my prognosis?

I have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. What is my prognosis?

Cardiomyopathy: Prognosis is fair to good with continued treatment & life-style changes (quit smoking, reduce stress, lose weight, no alcohol or drugs, get enough sleep & rest, take medications regularly as prescribed).

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Dilated cardiomyopathy, stage 4. What is the prognosis?

Generally poor: Stage 4 dilated cadiomyopathy has a generally poor prognosis with the two year survival being about 20-40% at best.

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I'm a 43 yo female who was just diagnosis with diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I have sever sob and edema what is long term prognosis?

I'm a 43 yo female who was just diagnosis with diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I have sever sob and edema what is long term prognosis?

Hard to say: First: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a diastolic disease so no need to specify that. Second: betablocker meds are the treatment of choice - you didn't list any. Third, if meds fail, surgery may be indicated. 4th - prognosis is based on severity (based on echo) - you didn't list that test.

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Prognosis of dilated cardiomyopathy with ejection fraction of 17 to 18 %?

Not so good: Prognosis depends on multiple factors, not just ejection fraction. Age, severity of symptoms, and especially cause of cardiomyopathy. Cardiac function may improve in some with treatment. Severely symptomatic heart failure carries a worse prognosis. Best would be to discuss this with a heart failure specialist.

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy from hypothyroidism? I'm not sure I have either, could be my anxiety but I get chest pains often, winded quickly

What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy from hypothyroidism? I'm not sure I have either, could be my anxiety but I get chest pains often, winded quickly

Hypothyroidism: And cardiac involvement (myxedema) does improve very well with correction of hypothyroidism. It usually does not cause CP but it does cause decreased tolerance to activity and effusion.

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What is the prognosis for a 51 year old with stage 3 heart failure from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? This was before bivent icd.

What is the prognosis for a 51 year old with stage 3 heart failure from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? This was before bivent icd.

BiV changes everythi: Resynchronization with a bi-v pacemaker has changed the landscape. Have your ef rechecked several months after the implantation. It may be normal now. If so, your prognosis is excellent.

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My husband has alcoholic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver and high blood pressure. His heart beats rapidly without his medication. What is his prognosis?

My husband has alcoholic cardiomyopathy, fatty liver and high blood pressure. His heart beats rapidly without his medication. What is his prognosis?

See cardiologist: Alcoholic cardiomyopathy is one that has a chance for recovery. See a cardiologist. Stopping alcohol and treating his heart failure. The liver can recover too. Medications and treatment are indicated.

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What is the difference in nonischemic cardiomyopathy?

What is the difference in nonischemic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy is weakness of the heart muscles sometimes leading to heart failure. Can be ischemic cardiomyopathy which is due to narrowing of the blood vessels of your heart or can be non-ischemic which can be due to a variety of causes including hypertension, viral infection, or metabolic diseases (amyloidosis/sarcoidosis) among other things. Hope this helps.

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What causes nonischemic cardiomyopathy and extensive bilateral nodule infiltrates?

Consider sarcoidosis: Sacoidosis can cause diffuse micronodular changes in lung tissue and in the less common cases of cardiac infiltration a dilated nonischemic cardiomyopathy (may also cause a restrictive cm). Other possibilities include viral or other chronic inflammatory conditions which affect the lungs and heart simultaneously.

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Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Multiple reasons: Non ischemic means it is not from lack of blood supply to the heart. Hypertrophic impies the heart size is getting larger. CHF implies the heart is starting to fail. One cause of this is prolonged hypertension, but there are multiple causes. Discuss with your cardiologist.

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What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Read this: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20026819

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

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 ...Read more