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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Dilated Cardiomyopathy - Looking For Info
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lcover posted:
Hi,

I'm looking for suggestions on how I might find information on Dilated Cardiomyopathy that is caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis.

My father had Idiopathic (unknown cause) Dilated Cardiomyopathy (IDC) and had a heart transplant at age 45. I recently found some information that says IDC can be caused by autoimmune diseases including RA. I have also seen some information saying IDC can be hereditary as well.

I see my RA doctor the end of May but I would like find some valid information in the meanwhile.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks, LC
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