Dilated cardiomyopathy

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What is dilated cardiomyopathy?

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged due to inefficient pumping of the left ventricle (chamber of the heart). Over time the inefficient pumping can affect the lungs, liver, and other body systems.

Common symptoms reported by people with dilated cardiomyopathy

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with dilated cardiomyopathy

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
dilated cardiomyopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with dilated cardiomyopathy

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
dilated cardiomyopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue lightheadedness
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has dilated cardiomyopathy on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 3
30s 8
40s 15
50s 26
60s 25
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 13
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 2
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 34
Female 48

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 55
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from dilated cardiomyopathy patients who have completed their condition history
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