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2020496 tn?1330239684
cardiomyopathy :/
So i have been doing some net research and it all leads to doom and gloom...
how serve is my condition id my EF is 50%?
and will me heart ever go back to normal will i have a normal life expectancy is my question...
im only 23 about to have my 2nd child im so depressed and i dont want this hanging over my head
all the time...
i have 9 days till im due to have my second child them im going to focus on losing weight and becoming healthy
please tell me all the stuff i hear about having a life expectancy of only 5 years isnt tru...
i knw i could get hit by a bus tommorow but knowing that im potentially dying is scaring the **** out of me
any reassuring stories???
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976897 tn?1379171202
Who diagnosed you with cardiomyopathy?
If your EF is between 50 and 70, then your heart is pumping sufficient blood. Nobody pumps 100%, they would not be human. This figure is usually out by a small fraction, so you are more likely 55%.
Again, who diagnosed you with cardiomyopathy, and which tests were done?
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That statistic is about people with low EF in heart failure
30% 1 year 30% 5 years 30% over 10 years. The latest; because improving to normal, as I had and many others from 20%....
  But again: you have nothing to worry about with your EF is 50%!!!

  Ed has good questions for you.You might not even have cardiomyopathy.
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2020496 tn?1330239684
Heyy ed sorry for the late reply =] i was diagnosed by a pediatrician =] i think the said i had grade2 dystolic dysfunction and mild systolic dysfunction... i dont knw what this means its drinving me mental i just wanna break down and cray all the time =[
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You say you are pregnant? then this will usually cause a cardiologist to monitor your condition until birth, and then they can look into medications or intervention. What they need to establish is  the cause. There are a number of causes which are possible. One is very high blood pressure, or another is artery disease. Others include diabetes, scarred heart muscle, aortic valve problems. Once you give birth, the load on your heart will decrease, and there's a possibility that your left atrium could return to normal size if it's swollen. Did they do an echo to check your heart valves and see if any of the chambers are dilated?
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