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Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy

Hello,
    I have a dilated LV due to chemotherapy/radiation 10 yrs ago.  I have never been symptomatic and my current EF is 49%.  My cardiologist obviously is able to tell me the risks of pregnancy but not the likelihood of them happening.  I am currently on carvedilol and amlodipine to lower BP and try to increase my EF.  I am wondering what other people's experiences have been if similar to this.  Also I would like the doctor's opinion on this.  My cardiologist won't provide an answer one way or the other.  I would have to use donor eggs and go through IVF to get pregnant and would like to do this sooner rather than later.  I am from Rochester, NY so if anyone knows of a good/experienced cardiologist in the area please let me know!!  Thank you in advance!

Jenn
Tags: Dilated cardiomyopathy, and pregnancy, IVF, risk
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