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My father has a dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure. What is his risk of dying?
There are many reasons for cardiomyopathy. As an alcoholic and a smoker he is likely to have a dilated cardiomyopathy as well as coronary artery disease and hypertension. As far as the risk of cardiomyopathy is concerned, it is the severity of each that which will determine his prognosis. Cardiomyopathies are often associated with heart failure:
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It appears that his heart failure is less severe than initially estimated, or would not be alive today.
Hope this helps,
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