What is the treatment?
Since we do not know the cause of the disease, then we cannot give medicine to treat the disease itself. The treatment, therefore, be directed towards heart failure. Medications such as ACE inhibitors, beta blockers and digitalis use. Typical turnaround time is at least one year. In severe cases, it may be necessary with heart transplantation.
Otherwise you should be careful about using too much salt. You should also limit alcohol intake. It is important to try to be physically active.
How is the diagnosis?The diagnosis involves the exclusion of other possible explanations for the condition. The main investigation is ultrasound of the heart ( echocardiography ).
This study can provide both descriptive pictures of the extent of heart muscle damage, and it can quantify the degree of eventual heart failure.