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Hi! My son two years old has enlarged heart. Doctor thinks that dilated cardiomyopathy is the cause of enlarged heart. What is dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Hi! In the dilated cardiomyopathy, the heart cavity is enlarged and stretched. The heart is weak and doesn't pump normally, and most patients develop congestive heart failure. Abnormal heart rhythms called arrhythmias and disturbances in the heart's electrical conduction also may occur. Blood flows more slowly through an enlarged heart, so blood clots easily form. A blood clot that forms in an artery or the heart is called a thrombus. A clot that breaks free circulates in the bloodstream and blocks a small blood vessel is called an embolus. When cardiomyopathy results in a significantly enlarged heart, the mitral and tricuspid valves may not be able to close properly, resulting in murmurs. Blood pressure may increase because of increased sympathetic nerve activity. Because the blood pressure determines the heart's workload and oxygen needs, one treatment approach is to use vasodilators. They lower blood pressure and thus the left ventricle's workload. You should take this very serious.
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when i person have enlarged heart what he should do
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