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Hypothyroidism and Cardiomyopathy

Many of the women in my family, myself and my mom included, have Hashimoto's.  A year ago, my mother passed away 10 days post-op from a craniotomy to repair a small brain aneurysm.  3 months prior, she had had surgery to remove a recurring benign parotid tumor, at the same time finding the aneurysm.  The autopsy report cited dilated cardiomyopathy as the COD.  She was 51 and a smoker, but had seriously reduced her tobacco habit after the parotid surgery.  Never before had cardiomyopathy been diagnosed or mentioned.
   Reading a little online, some studies have suggested a correlation between cardiomyopathy and Hashimoto's.  Does anyone have further details on this or any insight?
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Your post made me curious, so I looked around a bit and ran across this link.

http://www.medicinenet.com/hypothyroidism/page3.htm

Are you being treated for hypothyroidism?  If so has it been successful at getting you to the euthyroid state?
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That sounds like what happened to my heart.
Cardiomyopathy was not mentioned. The symptoms were all explained. I suppose the doctor though big words would confuse me.

I attributed the problem to hyperthyroidism, but I have had severe cases of both.

I'm trying to correct the problem with exercize right now.
My GP says it might work. I'm operating on the assumption that it WILL work.
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