Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Swelling of feet and ankles
Swelling of the abdomen
Pronounced neck veins
Loss of appetite
Shortness of breath, especially with activity
Shortness of breath which occurs after lying down for a while
Fatigue, weakness, faintness
Sensation of feeling the heart beat (palpitations)
Pulse may feel irregular or rapid
Decreased alertness or concentration
Low urine production
Need to urinate at night
Dilated cardiomyopathy involves enlargement of the heart muscle and is the most common type of cardiomyopathy. The heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump blood efficiently. Decreased heart function affects the lungs, liver, and other body systems.
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