Is there any correlation between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

No. None that has been described in good peer-reviewed literature. These are two separate diseases that may be devastating in their own way.
Not really. Not in the true sense of the word, not that we know of anyway. However, sometimes fibromyalgia is a misdiagnosis (like in the case of lyme disease as one example), in those cases, the muscle pains and aches and the cardiomyopathy maybe part of one and the same malady.

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Is there a relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

Chest Pain. Not really. A person suffering with a cardiomyopathy may eventually get fibromyalgia due to the depletion of nutrients and hormones caused by the poor pumping function of the heart. But the reverse is not true....People with fibromyalgia do not go on to have cardiomyopathies as a routine outcome. Read more...

What is the relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

Not much. Dilated cardiomyopathy leads to decrease pumping of blood to the brain and rest of the body. Pt. Usually get short of breath from mild to moderate physical exertion. May lead to congestive heart failure with activity limitations. Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is generalized pain in most areas of the body. Depression, lack of sleep, stress may increase the pain. Read more...

Can a vad help with dilated cardiomyopathy?

Yes. If the cardiomypoathy is severe, and potentially reversible, the lvad can support the circulation while the heart function recovers. In the case of a severe cardiomyopathy, the VAD can support the circulation until a transplant is available, or in some cased be a permanent support instead of a transplant. Most cardiomyopathies are not so severe, and can be treated with medicaions, or a biv pacer. Read more...

Why does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your ef?

Sick heart muscle. The ef is the ejection fraction, a measurement of heart function that estimates the percent of the blood volume that is ejected with each heart beat. Normal is usually > 50%. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle is sick and functions poorly. Because the heart muscle is weakened, it can't pump normally and therefore ejects less blood with each heart beat. Thus a low ef. Read more...

How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your body?

Many ways. The output of your heart is reduced so that you might get short of breath, your feet and abdomen could swell, your liver can enlarge and get congested, fluid can accumulate in your lungs, your heart will enlarge. Your lips and fingers may look bluish if the oxygen in the blood drops. Since the output of the heart becomes low, all the other organs can be affected. Read more...
See below. Depending on how bad it is, there is not enough blood flow to any part of the body including brain, kidneys, lungs, muscles etc. So any of these organs may suffer. You may be fatigued, short of breath, dizzy/confused etc. The symptoms are myriad! Read more...

How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your health?

Impaired heart. The weakened heart muscle causes symptoms related to heart failure, such as shortness of breath, easy fatigue, leg swelling etc. And there is a risk of heart arrhythmia. If severe enough other organs began to fail because of impaired pumping function of the heart. There are treatments however to address these problems. Read more...

Can a child have dilated cardiomyopathy like an adult?

Yes. Rare but there is. Dilated cardiomyopathy has been identified as one of causes of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Read more...
Yes. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and the heart is enlarged. The most common cause in childhood is an infection with a virus, often the same sorts of viruses that cause the stomach flu (enteroviruses). Some other causes include genetic problems, muscular dystrophy, toxic exposures (including drugs), heart rhythm problems and malformations of the heart. Read more...
Yes. They can, although it is uncommon. It can improve, stabilize, or worsen and require transplant. They can also have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy like adults, which is a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Read more...