What Is the Life Expectancy for People with Dilated Cardiomyopathy?

Q:

What is the life expectancy for people with dilated cardiomyopathy?

A:

Dilated cardiomyopathy can cause heart failure which threatens the patient’s life. It can be considered as the final stage of the disease. After the diagnosis of heart failure for a person with dilated cardiomyopathy, his 5-year survival rate is about 50%, and his survival rate of 10 years is approximately 25%.

Although it is not curable, proper treatment and healthy lifestyle can help to extend patients’ life.

 

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