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As you get older, you can attribute some of the ways you feel to the normal aging process. However, if you feel tired, have trouble breathing, or see swelling in your legs, feet, ankles, belly, or neck veins, you may have a cardiovascular condition known as cardiomyopathy.
Have you noticed signs of cardiomyopathy? A heart doctor at Dignity Health Central California can provide a diagnosis and offer personalized treatment options. Find a Doctor for comprehensive care with humankindness for cardiomyopathy in Central California.
During the early stages of cardiomyopathy, you may not have any symptoms. If you experience minor health issues, such as coughing when you lay down, dizziness, or lightheadedness, your cardiovascular condition may be progressing.
Get emergency care or dial 911 if your symptoms increase and cause pain in your chest, fainting, or difficulty breathing.
Your doctor will examine your cardiomyopathy symptoms in order to develop your personalized treatment plan. The three main types of cardiomyopathy are:
To properly diagnose the type of cardiomyopathy, your Dignity Health Central California cardiovascular team will gather information to see if your symptoms involve your heart or indicate a bigger health problem. Your health history will be carefully reviewed and your doctor may order the following tests:
Cardiomyopathy treatment can range from prescription medication to ways you can live a healthier lifestyle. If your case of cardiomyopathy is more severe, other medical procedures or heart treatments can help.
Our experts are committed to your overall well-being. Take our online heart risk assessment to learn more about your heart health, then talk to your doctor about the results.
Dignity Health Central California’s trusted cardiologists can help you manage cardiomyopathy in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.