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A December 7 Update on COVID-19

Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, has shared video updates for DCM patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the latest update from Dr. Crispell.   Please use the DCM Foundation Forums or comment in the space below to ask questions about living with DCM during these interesting times. We

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A November 22 Update on COVID-19.

Throughout the past couple of weeks, we have seen record numbers of COVID-19 cases. Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, has shared video updates for DCM patients during this pandemic. View the latest update from Dr. Crispell.   Please use the DCM Foundation Forums or comment in the space

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A November 2020 Update on COVID-19

Cases of COVID-19 are continuing to increase across the United States. We are very fortunate to have Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, share video updates for DCM patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the latest update from Dr. Crispell.   Please use the DCM Foundation Forums or comment

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An October 2020 Update on COVID-19 and Influenza Season

The DCM Foundation hopes that you are continuing to stay healthy and safe! Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, shares her third video update for DCM patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. She also provides some tips for staying healthy during influenza season.   Please use the DCM Foundation Forums

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An Update on COVID-19 for Individuals with DCM

It can be confusing as states are reopening during this COVID-19 pandemic, and the DCM Foundation wants you to be healthy and safe! In the video below, Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, shares guidelines that you should continue to follow during this next phase of the pandemic.  

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Tips I Have Learned on Paying for ENTRESTO®

In addition to featuring personal stories of individuals and their families who are impacted by dilated cardiomyopathy on this blog, we will also share helpful tips or suggestions related to DCM. This blog post was written by Greg Hershberger, a DCM patient and the Treasurer of the DCM Foundation Board of Directors. Greg shares what

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Physical Fitness and DCM

We look forward to using this blog to share personal stories of individuals and their families who are impacted by DCM. This blog post was written by Greg Ruf, a DCM patient, as well as one of the founders and current president of the DCM Foundation. Greg shares how physical activity has remained an important

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DCM and Living with a Pacemaker

It’s not uncommon for people with dilated cardiomyopathy or heart failure to require treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities, also called arrhythmias. This treatment may include a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), devices that help maintain a regular heartbeat. In the video below, Greg Hershberger, a DCM Foundation Board Member and DCM patient, shares his experience

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