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What is the life expectancy for cardiomyopathy?
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
In brief: Cardiomyopathy
Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list.
Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease.

In brief: Cardiomyopathy
Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list.
Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Getting better
Depends on the degree of heart failure which surprisingly is not always directly related to the weakness of the pump which is measured as ejection fraction.
Neurohormonal activation which is basically chemical response to a weak pump plays a larger role in the outcome. Many useful medications interrupt different steps in this chemical response and improve heart failure and life expectancy.

In brief: Getting better
Depends on the degree of heart failure which surprisingly is not always directly related to the weakness of the pump which is measured as ejection fraction.
Neurohormonal activation which is basically chemical response to a weak pump plays a larger role in the outcome. Many useful medications interrupt different steps in this chemical response and improve heart failure and life expectancy.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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