well 40-50% isn't bad at all. If they believe it was through infection and this is now under control then you can live as long as anyone. Mild dilation is nothing to worry about. Any idea if your EF has dropped since 2012? or has it remained the same?
Most people with cardiomyopathy can live a long and full life. See more on the Cardiomyopathy Association website. www.cardiomyopathy.org
thanks for your link. Despite discussions with my cardiologist, I still have unanswered questions well over a year after my MI like event, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, which has left my heart damaged - reduced EF (45%), dilation, and so on. I am concerned that the damage will add strain to the heart and the damage will spread and eventually lead to heart failure.