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How long can a child live with dilated cardiomyopathy with medicines?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Depends

Depends on how severe it is.
Milder forms can be controlled with medications, which is the majority of patients, and a relatively normal lifestyle is quite possible. The most severe cases may be eligible for heart transplantation, talk to your doctor.

In brief: Depends

Depends on how severe it is.
Milder forms can be controlled with medications, which is the majority of patients, and a relatively normal lifestyle is quite possible. The most severe cases may be eligible for heart transplantation, talk to your doctor.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Quite variable

It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly.
Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict.

In brief: Quite variable

It depends on a lot of things but the bottom line is that the length of survival varies greatly.
Some children or adults live a very long time with severe disease of the heart muscle. Of course, the treatment will affect this but in an individual case it is just hard to predict.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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