Cardiomyopathy

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What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle or a change in heart muscle structure. It is often associated with inadequate heart pumping or other heart function problems. Treatment and management is determined by the type and cause of cardiomyopathy.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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 cardiomyopathy

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

(Coreg)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fluid retention (edema) (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
2
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)

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

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

(Coreg)
Perceived effectiveness
for cardiomyopathy (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lasix)
Perceived effectiveness
for fluid retention (edema) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fluid retention (edema) (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
crying easily increased sleepiness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ibuprofen Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Provigil)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches swelling in feet 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 21
30s 74
40s 117
50s 140
60s 118
70+ 56
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 20
20-29 years 25
30-39 years 46
40-49 years 48
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 218
Female 306

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 235
Not Diagnosed 8

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