Aa
A
A
Close
570370 tn?1216938825
diagnosed with cardiomapathy
Im 41 years old and  have  been diagnosed with a dilated cardiomyapathy. I feel like this is a death sentance. Maybe im over reacting but its realy scary and has got me realy worried and depressed. I have been surfing all over the internet reading about this and a lot of stuff doesnt sound to promising. Anyone else feel the same way.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
367994 tn?1304957193
I had a dilated left ventricle 4 some years ago with an EF in the heart failure category.  Now normal size as well as EF.

The underlying cause for the remodeling of the heart is determinent whether the dilated condition can be successfully treated (reverse remodeling) or stop/dely progression, or a failure of treatment resulting in heart failure.

Dilated LV is the condition that has a high success rate for a reversal.  Frequently, the heart is overworked and the system compensates by enlarging the heart's pumping chamber. Uncorrected the heart will over-compensate, and the enlargement will reduce the heart's pumping ability ,causing congested heart failure.  

The overworked heart often is caused by high blood pressure, faster than normal heart rate, over production of fluids by the kidneys, etc. Treatment to lower blood pressure by dilating vessels, slow the heart rate, and water pill to reduce fluids, etc. will provide relief to the heart and reverse remodeling.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Thanks for the info, its really encouraging but how much time does it take and do we live throughout the life with restricted fluids or only till the EF is normal. No one knows anything and no is promising any positive results , although they say that you will live if you follow all the things properly, please help and clarify
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Do You Have Vascular Disease? Help Us With a User Study - $50 Gift Card!
Start by taking this 2-minute survey that will help us help people with vascular conditions like PAD.

If we’d like to interview you, we’ll reach out via e-mail. Those selected will receive a $50 gift card for their time.
Top Heart Disease Answerers
159619 tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
11548417 tn?1480750569
Blank
Netherlands
144586 tn?1284669764
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on 45
Feb 20
Avatar universal
Blank
Confuscio Confuscious Comment
Feb 19
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
10356 commented on 45
Feb 19
Heart Disease Community Resources