A series of tests would need to be undertaken to determine whether an individual has cardiomyopathy in any form. Sometimes, the condition can run in families, so where it is discovered that one person possesses it; it is often recommended that the rest of the family be tested as well. It is a disease of the heart muscle and can affect the quality of life of those who have it. Sometimes the symptoms may be mild; some people may not even realise they have it until they discover someone else in their family has it and they are tested accordingly.
While there is no real treatment that can reverse the condition or repair any damaged muscle tissue that might occur in the heart, there are medicines that can reduce or get rid of any symptoms the condition might cause. Needless to say if there is a failure to diagnose cardiomyopathy you may experience symptoms that are both uncomfortable and frightening. You may also find your life is affected because the condition can make certain things difficult to do.
Could cardiomyopathy affect your life if it is not diagnosed?
Most people with this condition stabilise as adults and do not experience a worsening of symptoms. However this does not apply to everyone. In some cases the condition of the heart can get worse and if this occurs it can eventually lead to more severe symptoms and even heart failure. If this condition is suspected you will be tested thoroughly to see whether you have it and if you do, how severe it is. Treatment can then be given to ease symptoms when they occur.
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Date Published: August 12, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim