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 for cardiomyopathy

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

(Verapamil ER)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (1)

Data from patients with cardiomyopathy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

(Verapamil ER)
Perceived effectiveness
for cardiomyopathy (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sinus bradycardia
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
cardiomyopathy (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cardiomyopathy, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has cardiomyopathy on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 155 say cardiomyopathy is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 15
30s 66
40s 113
50s 147
60s 137
70+ 69
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 50
50-59 years 24
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 229
Female 316

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 237
Not Diagnosed 8

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