Depends. Several factors have to do with longevity in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm). The ability (or lack thereof) to pump blood, the presence of heart rhythm problems and whether there is obstruction to blood flow out of the heart, among others. You should be followed closely by your cardiologist because there are several treatments that might improve your chances to live a long life (meds, aicd).
If you want to, yes. The human body and spirit are amazing and people live as long as they want and often (everyday) defy what medical doctors tell them. I would encourage you to maintain a positive attitude and with a child on the way you have a lot to live for! see an acupuncturist /chinese medicine practitioner as that may help more than you can imagine...(in addition to your regular physician).
I'm a 43 yo female who was just diagnosis with diastolic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy I have sever sob and edema what is long term prognosis?
Hard to say. First: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a diastolic disease so no need to specify that. Second: betablocker meds are the treatment of choice - you didn't list any. Third, if meds fail, surgery may be indicated. 4th - prognosis is based on severity (based on echo) - you didn't list that test. Read more...