What are the signs and symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy?

Updated: Mar 02, 2021
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Gyanendra K Sharma, MD, FACC, FASE  more...
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Symptoms are a good indicator of the severity of dilated cardiomyopathy and may include the following:

  • Fatigue

  • Dyspnea on exertion, shortness of breath, cough

  • Orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

  • Increasing edema, weight, or abdominal girth

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