Do antidepressants can cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

Can be related. Yes, this has been known to happen with tricyclic antidepressants -- but also with fluvoxamine, an ssri thought to have less effect on myocardial function than tricyclics have. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc2829699/ it is not common with ssri's, but bears watch and reporting.

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What causes death in dilated cardiomyopathy?

Heart failure. Many people do quite well for years with cardiomyopathy; it depends why you have it, how well you tolerate the drugs for tx, how healthy your kidneys are, how prone you are to infection.... Your cardiologist should tell you why you have it, an what is being done. Read more...

What are the causes of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Multiple possible. Some cases have no obvious cause. Others may be genetic, viral, uncontrolled hypertension, heart attacks, valve disease, alcohol excess, morbid obesity, or sleep apnea. Read more...
See below. Viral infection, childbirth, drugs - recreational and prescription, most notably some chemotherapies, alcohol, inherited to name a few. Read more...

Is schizophernia can cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

No. Schizophrenia does not cause cardiomyopathy; however, some medications used to treat schizophrenia can have adverse cardiovascular effects and may cause diminished cardiac function. There is also a cardiomyopathy associated gene (5) that maybe a risk factor for schizophrenia in some people. Read more...

If you have dilated cardiomyopathy caused by prolonged arrhythmia, would it go away when treated properly? Or is damaged- damaged and won't go away?

See a cardiologist. Arrhythmia is a symptom of cardiomyopathy, not the cause. The course is highly variable, i.e. different in almost every patient. Presumably you are under the care of a cardiologist, right? If so, ask him or her and follow the advice you get. If not, see a cardiologist ASAP and take it from there. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. frequent cardiac irregularity such as ventricular premature beats including those considered benign like outflow track PVCs can cause a cardiomyopathy which can be reversible by catheter ablation. This is a possibility when an underlying structural heart disease is ruled out. A cardiologist can help sort this out. Read more...
Gets better. I agree with Dr. Yap-arrhythmia related cardiomyopathy is reversible by suppressing the arrhythmia, either with drugs or by catheter ablation. Usually a combination of drugs (angiotensin inhibitor and betablocker) is also used to enhance recovery. Read more...

Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

Yes. Yes. A good example would be doxorubicin which is well known to cause cardiomyopathy. This is a chemotherapeutic agent used by oncologists to treat cancer. Oncologists pay close attention to the dose in order to limit injury to the heart. Read more...
Yes, see below. Chemotherapeutic agents: anthracyclines cyclophosphamide trastuzumab antiretroviral drugs: zidovudine didanosine zalcitabine phenothiazines chloroquine clozapine. Read more...

What kind of poison can cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

Many causes. Although in many cases the cause isn't apparent, dilated cardiomyopathy is likely the result of damage to the myocardium by variety of infectious, metabolic and toxic agents. Toxic causes include - chronic long-term alcohol abuse; chemotherapy (a poison taken to kill cancer cells) with doxorubicin in particular; and more rare exposures to heavy metals, cobalt, organic solvents and mercury. Read more...

Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

Dilated Heart. No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. Read more...