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Can dilated cardiomyopathy thought to be brought on by a virus go away and come back 9 years later as idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? Ef both x 20%

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Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Probably the same

Idiopathic simply means no one knows the origen.
Since your original cardiomyopathy was due to a virus, this is likely the result from the da, age done at that time. Either way, the treatment will be the same.

In brief: Probably the same

Idiopathic simply means no one knows the origen.
Since your original cardiomyopathy was due to a virus, this is likely the result from the da, age done at that time. Either way, the treatment will be the same.
Dr. John Breinholt
Dr. John Breinholt
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Dr. Nathan Almeida
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

Dilated cardiomyopathy can present in many ways - and can have varied causes.
Viruses, toxins, alcohol, genetic causes are possible. Treatment for cardiomyopathy, besides avoiding the causative agent (if known) would be similar. Staying on the "heart failure" medications even after the "ef" normalizes may be protective.

In brief: Yes

Dilated cardiomyopathy can present in many ways - and can have varied causes.
Viruses, toxins, alcohol, genetic causes are possible. Treatment for cardiomyopathy, besides avoiding the causative agent (if known) would be similar. Staying on the "heart failure" medications even after the "ef" normalizes may be protective.
Dr. Nathan Almeida
Dr. Nathan Almeida
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