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Cardiomyopathy

Also known as Heart Muscle Disease and Myocardial Disease

Cardiomyopathy (literally "heart muscle disease") is the measurable deterioration of the function of the myocardium (the heart muscle) for any reason, usually leading to heart failure; common symptoms are dyspnea (breathlessness) and peripheral edema (swelling of the legs). People with cardiomyopathy are often at risk of dangerous forms of irregular heart beat and sudden cardiac death. The most common form of cardiomyopathy is dilated cardiomyopathy.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with cardiomyopathy, 53% report having shortness of breath, 39% report having sharp chest pain, and 27% report having fatigue. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of cardiomyopathy are muscle weakness, although you may still have cardiomyopathy without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with cardiomyopathy often receive hematologic tests, electrocardiogram, ultrasonography, echocardiography, lipid panel, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), hemoglobin a1c measurement and cardiac stress tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with cardiomyopathy include carvedilol, furosemide, lisinopril, warfarin, spironolactone, digoxin, amiodarone, enalapril, rosuvastatin (crestor), ramipril, losartan, isosorbide and torsemide .

Carvedilol
$16
(28 days)
Furosemide
$4
(28 days)
Lisinopril
$7
(28 days)
Warfarin
$12
(28 days)
Spironolactone
$11
(28 days)
Digoxin
$6
(28 days)
Amiodarone
$18
(28 days)
Enalapril
$7
(28 days)
Rosuvastatin (Crestor)
$109
(28 days)
Ramipril
$17
(28 days)
Losartan
$51
(28 days)
Isosorbide
$12
(28 days)
Torsemide
$23
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for cardiomyopathy include age 75+ years age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get cardiomyopathy.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
2.1x
75+ years
2.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.0x
Other
1.1x
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