Tamara's Heart

Hello Family and Friends, I have been diagnosed with Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy. They are saying it is postpartum from my pregnancy with Ondrea. I am in need of a Heart Transplant. My heart is only functioning at 10%. A normal heart beats at 60 to 70%. Here is a little more information regarding this diagnoses:

Most of the time, the cause of the cardiomyopathy is unknown. In some people, however, doctors are able to identify some contributing factors. Possible causes of cardiomyopathy include:
Long-term high blood pressure, Heart valve problems
Heart tissue damage from a previous heart attack, Chronic rapid heart rate, Metabolic disorders, such as thyroid disease or diabetes
Nutritional deficiencies of essential vitamins or minerals, such as thiamin (vitamin B-1), selenium, calcium and magnesium,
"PREGNACY"
Excessive use of alcohol over many years, Abuse of cocaine or antidepressant medications, such as tricyclic antidepressants,
Use of some chemotherapy drugs to treat cancer,
Certain viral infections, which may injure the heart and trigger cardiomyopathy
Iron buildup in your heart muscle (hemochromatosis)
Genetic conditions
The three types of cardiomyopathy; however I just listed mine:

Dilated cardiomyopathy. This is themost common type of cardiomyopathy. In this disorder, the pumping ability of your heart's main pumping chamber "” the left ventricle "” becomes less forceful. The left ventricle becomes enlarged (dilated) and can't effectively pump blood out of the heart. Although this type can affect people of all ages, it occurs most often in middle-aged people and is more likely to affect men. Some people with dilated cardiomyopathy have a family history of the condition.


Please help me with this challenge also have yourself checked because I wouldn't want this to happen to anyone that I know and love!
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Tamara Latryce Union-Murray 
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Kansas City, MO
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