What happens if a pregnant woman has viral cardiomyopathy?

It depends. Viral cardiomyopathy, any cardiomyopathy, in a pregnant woman is dangerous not only for her but her unborn child. The maternal heart is called upon to increase output 30-50% over the course of pregnancy to serve both the mother and the baby. Weakening that heart by whatever means jeopardizes that ability, putting both at risk. She should be in the care of an experienced specialist.
Cardiomyopathy . This can be quite serious. She should see a maternal fetal medicine specialist as well as cardiologist who specializes in heart failure.

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What are the differences between dilated cardiomyopathy and viral cardiomyopathy?

Cause and effect. Viral cardiomyopathies are one cause of dilated cardiomyopathies. Other causes of dilated cardiomyopathies include: inherited, metabolic, nutritional, valvular. Read more...
See below. Viral cardiomyopathy is one of the kinds of dilated cardiomyopathies. They may also be caused by other reasons, such as childbirth, drugs, alcohol etc. Read more...
The heart. Paige, this is really all semantics and doctor talk. Viruses can cause damage to your heart: cardiomyopathy. When the damage causes your heart to enlarge, then it is called dilated cardiomyopathy. So, viral cardiomyopathy, is a more specific term for a cardiomyopathy. I hope that you get better. Many times, a viral cardiomyopathy gets better with time... Read more...

Found out I have viral cardiomyopathy/ myocarditis. What can I expect moving forward?

It varies... The long-term effects of myocarditis are highly variable. Many people recover heart function without long-term negative health effects and without a return of symptoms. In a minority of cases, heart function may not improve after myocarditis, and the individual can require long-term medical therapy and sometimes heart transplantation. Good luck to you! Read more...

What are some treatments for viral cardiomyopathy?

Supportive care. The goal is supportive till the virus resolves. There are several medications that, in combination, may greatly improve symptoms and slow progression of disease. Lifestyle modifications are appropriate such as tobacco and alcohol abstinence, weight management. In severe cases, there are several surgical options from special pacemakers and defibrillators to heart assist devices to transplantation. Read more...

Randy travis got viral cardiomyopathy and after a stroke how serious is it? Is he going to make it?

Critical condition. News is being updated regarding mr. Travis' situation as it develops: http://media.Baylorhealth.Com/ we on healthtap have no other knowledge about what will happen next. I wish him recovery and health. Read more...