Frequently Asked Questions on Cardiomyopathy1. Which specialist doctor manages a case of Cardiomyopathy in the long run?
A cardiologist manages cases of Cardiomyopathy
2. What sort of emergency should I anticipate if I have Cardiomyopathy?
If you develop chest pain, palpitations, faintness or difficulty in breathing it means that the heart failure is progressing and in this situation you should seek emergency medical treatment in a hospital.
3. What is the outlook of Cardiomyopathy in children?
One third will improve, one third will progress and another one third will die due to the disease.
4. Can Cardiomyopathy be cured?
Cardiomyopathy usually cannot be cured. It can be controlled by medication. If the cause is taken care off only then cure maybe possible.
5. If I have Cardiomyopathy what can I do to help the condition?
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol as these may make the symptom worse. Weigh yourself everyday – if you suddenly find that your weight has increased – it means that you are retaining fluid and maybe developing heart failure. This could be an early sign to seek treatment.
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