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 with a pacemaker.
If your provider is recommending a pacemaker, you likely have many questions. You can learn more about heart rhythm abnormalities often associated with DCM by visiting the Arrhythmias section of the DCM Foundation website.
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Both my husband & son have implanted defibrillators. They both were diagnosed with DCM from Ttn gene mutation. Both wore a life vest for 6 months prior to having the defibrillator placed. It’s just normal for us now. Thank god for our docs!!