As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we often hear that immunocompromised individuals are at higher risk of becoming very ill from COVID-19. Being an Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist, Kathy Crispell, MD, DCM Foundation Board Member, has been asked several times what it means to be immunocompromised, and specifically, if this applies to dilated cardiomyopathy patients.
From her home in Oregon during this COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Kathy Crispell, MD, Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Specialist and DCM Foundation Board Member, was able to record the video below where she shares information for DCM patients on the continuation of their medications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Crispell also shared a youtube video on
Please know that during this time, the DCM Foundation supports all measures to reduce the risk of infection to those with DCM and to their family members and friends. Following is a short list of what we want you to be aware of during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome to the DCM Foundation Blog! We will use this blog to share dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) patient and family stories, DCM resources, and information from health care professionals. As we launch this blog, we want to tell you a little bit about the DCM Foundation, why we started it, and why it’s so important to our team.