Why did I feel so good for 6 weeks after bi vent icd placement then heart failure symptoms returned? I have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

BiV ICD. Sometimes the programming of the device needs to be changed or some other event has changed the relation of the device to the heart. Let your cardiologist know and the device can be analyzed to see if something can be done.
Multiple. New arrhythmias device intervals need to be readjusted medications needs to be adjusted device isn't pacing all the time ... .... Check with your doctors.

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What is the prognosis for a 51 year old with stage 3 heart failure from idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? This was before bivent icd.

BiV changes everythi. Resynchronization with a bi-v pacemaker has changed the landscape. Have your ef rechecked several months after the implantation. It may be normal now. If so, your prognosis is excellent. Read more...

Can a biventricular icd reading show if heart failure is worse in someone with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy? What would it show?

ICD. A biv icd is therapy for heart failure and poor left ventricular function. One of the types on the market has an impedance device in it which can predict changes in fluid status. All biv icds do not have this particular technology. Changes in chest impedance can indicate changes in fluid volumes in the chest and heart failure status. Read more...
May be, however, . The best option is to track the progression using multifunction cardiogram! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. Read more...

Can a virus or cold affect idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy/heart failure? Having worse trouble breathing and mucus tinged with blood. No swelling.

Yes! . An infection can affect your heart muscle function due to increased demand. In addition, you may have the heart itself infected. So be very careful, best luck! Read more...
Yes. The answer is yes but this is very uncommon you should have your doctor evaluate you an echocardiogram is the definitive test. Read more...

Is it normal to suffer from depression when you have dilated cardiomyopathy/heart failure? Not wanting to take more meds, any suggestions?

Not normal. No, it's not normal to be depressed with this condition or any other. Temporary sadness can certainly be "normal" -- but "depressed" is a more chronic, "stuck" condition that does not lift on its own. Also, psychotherapy can also be extremely helpful for depression. Medications may or may not be needed. You could begin working with a good therapist first, and see how things are with you. Read more...
Go out and live! It is not, but understandable. You may want to consider seeking some professional help from a psychologist or psychiatrist. It may save your live! Read more...

Please explain compensated heart failure/ dilated cardiomyopathy.

Compensated = stable. Compensated heart failure means that the heart failure symptoms are controlled with medications (stable or not getting worse). It does not mean the heart failure has been cured. Dilated cardiomyopathy refers to ballooning of the left ventricle (main pumping chamber) which can result in heart failure as the function deteriorates. This is measured by the ejection fraction. Read more...
Fluid balance. Hello, with heart failure, heart is not able to pump enough blood forward so the rest goes back to lungs, abdomen and legs. Legs get swollen and lungs get filled with fluid. We tell patients to restrict fluid and salt intake and also pee out extra fluid out with medications. This will dry them or compensated stage. Decompensated stage is fluid overloaded stage. This fluid balance defines them. Read more...
Complex. One or more chambers of the heart becomes dilated (frequently from uncontrolled blood pressure, mi, or bad valves). The heart gradually becomes insufficient as a pump, usually because one side gets behind in it's work, then pressure rises within the heart, lungs, or peripheral circulation. Medication to improve the pump and/or reduce the volume to be pumped can compensate for the deficiency. Read more...

How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?

Uncertain. myocarditis or inflammation to the heart either be induced or infected then into dilated cardiomyopathy is difficult to predict as each individual response to any inflammatory condition can vary. i would recommend routine cardiology followup care instead. Read more...

My ef is 25%, what does this mean? Can you tell me what do you mean by dilated cardiomyopathy due to rheumatic valvular heart disease? Thanks.

Cardiology. Ejection fraction is the percentage of blood in the left ventricle that is removed with each contraction. 65% is considered normal. 25 is a low number and implies a weakness of the left ventricle that is usually referred to as a cardiomyopathy. Dilated cardiomyopathy is when the wall thins out and the ventricle gets large like a thin ballon. It can be caused by many conditions. Read more...
Abnormal. Due to the valve disorder, the heart has overworked, strained and dilated-thickened and expanded. The normal ef is 55-65%, so 25% is damaged but livable if the cause is correctable. Read more...

Does dilated cardiomyopathy = heart transplant?

No. Depending on the cause, medical treatment with beta blockers, an ace inhibitor or acecreceptor blocker can reverse the process. However, some patients are beyon medical therapy and need a transplant. Read more...