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Prognosis of Dilated cardiomyopathy

Prognosis of Dilated cardiomyopathy: Typically poor because usually diagnosed late. 5-year survival 50%. 10-year survival 25%. ...see also Overview of Dilated cardiomyopathy

Prognosis for Dilated cardiomyopathy: Unfortunately, by the time it is diagnosed, the disease often has reached an advanced stage and heart failure has occurred. Consequently, about 50 percent of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy live 5 years once heart failure is diagnosed; about 25 percent live 10 years after such a diagnosis. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI) ...see also Overview of Dilated cardiomyopathy

Life Expectancy and Survival Rates

5-year survival rate for Dilated cardiomyopathy: about 50 percent of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy live 5 years once heart failure is diagnosed; about 25 percent live 10 years after such a diagnosis. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

10-year survival rate for Dilated cardiomyopathy: about 25 percent live 10 years after such a diagnosis. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

Complications:

Complications of Dilated cardiomyopathy may include:

Complications of Dilated cardiomyopathy from the Diseases Database include:


Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Dilated cardiomyopathy.

Prognosis of Dilated cardiomyopathy Discussion

As the heart enlarges, it steadily decreases its efficiency in pumping blood and the amount of blood it can pump. As a result, some patients cannot perform even simple physical activities.

However, the disease also may remain fairly stable for years, especially with treatment and regular evaluation by a physician.

Unfortunately, by the time it is diagnosed, the disease often has reached an advanced stage and heart failure has occurred. Consequently, about 50 percent of patients with dilated cardiomyopathy live 5 years once heart failure is diagnosed; about 25 percent live 10 years after such a diagnosis.

Typically, patients die from a continued decline in heart muscle strength, but some die suddenly of irregular heartbeats. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Dilated cardiomyopathy usually refers to the likely outcome of Dilated cardiomyopathy. The prognosis of Dilated cardiomyopathy may include the duration of Dilated cardiomyopathy, chances of complications of Dilated cardiomyopathy, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Dilated cardiomyopathy, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Dilated cardiomyopathy. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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