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Do 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.
Diseases of the heart muscle generally fall within the cardiomyopathy definition. Based on your specific condition, a heart doctor at Dignity Health Central Coast can diagnose and provide personalized treatment options for your cardiomyopathy on the Central Coast of California.
For more information on comprehensive care for cardiomyopathy, Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central Coast.
The type of cardiomyopathy you have will help your doctor determine the best treatment for you. Cardiomyopathy falls into three main types:
You may not have any symptoms in the early stages of cardiomyopathy. As this cardiovascular condition progresses, you can experience minor health issues, such as coughing when you lay down, dizziness, or lightheadedness.
If your symptoms increase to pain in your chest, fainting, or difficulty breathing, get emergency care or dial 911.
Your doctor will determine whether your cardiomyopathy symptoms involve your heart or indicate a bigger health problem. To properly diagnose your cardiomyopathy, the Dignity Health Central Coast cardiovascular team will gather information about your health history and order the following tests:
When treatment is recommended, your doctor may prescribe medications and discuss ways you can live a healthier lifestyle. In more severe cases, other medical procedures or heart treatments can help with your cardiomyopathy.
For cardiac care with humankindness, get in touch with a Dignity Health Central Coast heart doctor today to learn more about diagnosing and treating cardiomyopathy symptoms.
The trusted health care providers at Dignity Health can help you manage cardiomyopathy throughout the Central Coast.