The life expectancy of patients with cardiomyopathy depends on the individual case and severity. The disorder has a mortality rate of 20 percent by one year after diagnosis and 70 to 80 percent by eight years, according to the American Family Physician.How serious is cardiomyopathy?
Cardiomyopathy is a serious problem with the heart muscle that makes it hard for it to pump and send blood to the body.What is life expectancy of person with COPD?
One of the strongest predictors of life expectancy with COPD is the FEV1 percentage. According to the University of Cincinnati, studies have shown that about half of the people with an FEV1 percentage under 35 do not survive longer than 4 years.What is 'end stage' cardiomyopathy?
End stage cardiomyopathy implies that the heart is extremely weak. At this stage, the prognosis is generally poor and life expectancy is very limited. He sounds like he is not doing well. Assisted care makes sense. A related discussion, answer to endstage cardiomyopathy question was started.