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I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I would need a heart transplant?

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In brief: Small but real

Most patients with cardiomyopathy recover. A small number have progressive disease that destroys heart function.
You should discuss this with your cardiologist that made the diagnosis.

In brief: Small but real

Most patients with cardiomyopathy recover. A small number have progressive disease that destroys heart function.
You should discuss this with your cardiologist that made the diagnosis.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on the severity , symptoms , underlying cause and response or lack of response to treatment.
A cardiologist can outline a treatment plan for you.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the severity , symptoms , underlying cause and response or lack of response to treatment.
A cardiologist can outline a treatment plan for you.
Dr. John Szawaluk
Dr. John Szawaluk
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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: What is the EF?

Cardiomyopathy is a generic term that can caused by a variety of medical conditions.
The functional condition of the heart, often called the ejection fraction gives an estimate of the severity. The degree of impairment and the causative problem are what dictates the need for transplantation.

In brief: What is the EF?

Cardiomyopathy is a generic term that can caused by a variety of medical conditions.
The functional condition of the heart, often called the ejection fraction gives an estimate of the severity. The degree of impairment and the causative problem are what dictates the need for transplantation.
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Dr. Jeffrey Everett
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