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What is the average life expectancy of a person with cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Depends on what kind of cardiomyopathy and the status of the individual.
Many varieties of cardiomyopathy.

In brief: Cardiomyopathy

Depends on what kind of cardiomyopathy and the status of the individual.
Many varieties of cardiomyopathy.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends

The life expectancy of a person with cardiomyopathy(cm) depends on several variables.
What is the cause of the cm?What is the amount of damage to the heart muscle?-usually reflected in a measurement of the heart's pumping ability known as an ejection fraction (the normal minimum is ~50-55%).A person's functional status is also important-are they very symptomatic on maximum therapy or barely on none.

In brief: Depends

The life expectancy of a person with cardiomyopathy(cm) depends on several variables.
What is the cause of the cm?What is the amount of damage to the heart muscle?-usually reflected in a measurement of the heart's pumping ability known as an ejection fraction (the normal minimum is ~50-55%).A person's functional status is also important-are they very symptomatic on maximum therapy or barely on none.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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