My husband, 39 years old, was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in December 2017. Six months later they did a follow up ultrasound and found ejection fraction had dropped significantly, from 43 to 25 percent. So now we were referred to a heart failure specialist (who is still 'reviewing' his file; it has been over a week). In the meantime, he was put on blood pressure medicines to help out (his blood pressure now drops to 75 to 95 because of it). The doctor says it is normal and his body will get used to it, but I disagree. It is way too low, but no one is listening.
I have viral cardiomyopathy and have been told to walk or do some exercise along with drug therapy. I get so short of breath that I find it difficult to exercise. I wonder what other people do.
I wonder if there is any connection between cardiomyopathy and sleep apnea. A lot of the issues and conditions seem to be the same or relevant with both diseases, such as overweight, lack of exercise, high blood pressure, especially the heart stoppage due to the lack of oxygen. It may be interesting to look into, and at least see if patients with cardiomyopathy are also sleep apnea sufferers.