Cardiomyopathy is a serious disease. However, like most diseases, dilated cardiomyopathy happens with a range of severity and outcome.
Depending on the cause and the degree of irreversible damage to the heart muscle, about 1/3 of patients have persistent poor heart function, 1/3 improve but are left with some heart dysfunction, and 1/3 recover completely.
Do you know what myocarditis is? If you answered no then you will find the answer to that question here.
Myocarditis is a medical condition where the muscular walls of the heart will become inflamed. The condition of myocarditis usually results in poor heart function.