Doctors for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced considerably. In this case, the heart’s main left ventricle is enlarged and weakened. In some cases, the condition also prevents the heart from relaxing. Most people with this condition do not show any symptoms or there may be very mild symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, fainting, palpitations, dizziness and chest pain.
HOW IS DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY DIAGNOSED?
The condition is diagnosed based on your medical history and family history as this condition is usually inherited. Physical examination by a general physician along with blood tests and ECG, chest x-ray, CT scan and MRI will further help in diagnosing the condition.
HOW IS DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY TREATED?
Treatment of Dilated Cardiomyopathy is aimed at decreasing the heart size. Medications are an immediate treatment option. Blood thinners are used to prevent blood clots. Lifestyle changes such as reducing sodium intake are advised by doctors. Surgeries and heart transplant may be needed in severe cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Chest constrictions and palpitations are also common symptoms of this disease, and may cause sudden death.