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disorders of the heart in several ways, including: Cardiomyopathy can occur in young people. The condition tends to be progressive. Sometimes it worsens fairly quickly. It may be associated with diseases involving other organs, as well as the heart. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a leading cause for a heart
disease. Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for heart disease. Many patients are surprised to find that some risk factors for heart disease happen early in a woman's life, often in the child-bearing years. A small proportion of pregnant and post-partum women can develop a cardiomyopathy
of the walls over time and the development of symptoms such as shortness of breath. If you have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy with symptoms, such as chest pain, pressure, shortness of breath, fainting, and abnormal heart rhythms, you may benefit from septal ablation. The procedure involves
anthracycline family and trastuzumab (Herceptin®, for breast and other cancers), can be "cardiotoxic" in some patients because they can weaken heart muscle function, a condition known as cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy associated with certain chemotherapeutic agents can occur in as little as a few weeks and may
stomach. This will also treat GERD symptoms. Other treatment options may include: Endoscopic surveillance: Every three years, the physician will used an endoscope to check the lining of the esophagus to see if any abnormal tissue is present, and can remove a small sample to examine (biopsy). Dilation
the heart. Diuretics. These reduce the amount of fluid in the body and are among the most important medicines in helping control fluid buildup in the body. Vasodilators. These widen (dilate) the blood vessels and reduce workload on the heart. Digitalis. This medicine helps the heart beat stronger with