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NONISCHEMIC CARDIOMYOPATHY
I am 64 years old and have been diagnosed with nonischemic cardiomyopathy.  I am being treated with coreg and lisinopril.  
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Welcome!
I have cardiomyopathy since 2003. I am on medication. Planning to stay alive until 85.:) Unfortunately had friends , were not that lucky ... alived  6-7 years, but we are all different  ,our life style ,both: what we had before and also after diagnosed  and yes … attitude .:) ….I hope you won’t be  hurt by that saying : have good positive attitude .
Take care.
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You may want to ask your doctor or in the heart disease expert forum since this is a member's community and your question may have gotten put here because that forum is full.  I think your prognosis depends on your individual circumstances and overall health and what else is wrong.

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Heart-Disease/show/114

Sometimes, it takes a few days to find that a question can be answered there - try at different times of the day and see if a physician can answer your question =)

I developed Non-ischemic CM at the age of 42, after they found I have malignant polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and luckily, my ef stablized and has remained at 40% even though I do have symptoms.  
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Thank you for your resposes.  I do have a positive attitude and want to live along llife and see my 4 year old grandson grow to be a man.  I was diagnosed on Dec 01. 2010 my ef was 40% at that time, I had an echo on tuesday and my ef is 30% so I am getting scared.
I am seeing a new cardiologist on the 4th of Feb and hope he can give me some encouragement.  Thanks for your help.  Nancy
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oh wow we were dx with the same EF and I'm seeing a new cardiologist on Feb 4th...small world huh?

good luck on the new dr, hopefully he will yield some new answers and help for you - my CM was brushed under the rug due to other life threatening issues and I was prescribed no meds...but my EF stayed at 40% so I'm interested to see my a new dr says
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Hi Nancy again! And you will see him growing up! Do not be scared! 30 still not that bad!
I had 20% seven years ago.A nurce told me I have at least 15 more years. I knew she was thinking about much less, saw on her face, she was just saying. :(..:)

But you know what? No way!! I want and will live as long as I please.:)

My EF  normal now. You can do a lot!  

Let us know what your cardiologist will say.

I havent seen my ....oh let me see...long time ago..:)
I feel perfect and until I do, I wont see him.:)
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