Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

It is defined as the condition in which your heart main pumping organ (left ventricle) dilated and the muscles of the heart become thin and unable to perform their normal function. It is one of the conditions related to cardiomyopathy


Signs and symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy includes:Dilated Cardiomyopathy SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT


Some major causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include:


Complications from dilated cardiomyopathy include:


Diagnostic tests include:

  • Chest X-ray. To see the condition of heart and lungs
  • To evaluate the pumping ability of your heart
  • To check the electrical activity of the heart
  • CT scan. This will provide the better image of the heart

Treatment options include:

  • Beta blockers
  • Calcium channel blocker
  • Nitrate
  • Aspirin
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs

Implantable devices also used to treat this disease like biventricular pacemakers to coordinate the electrical impulse and cardioverter defibrillators.

Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Reduce sodium in diet
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise daily
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Take proper sleep
  • Avoid stress
  • Control blood pressure
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