I am 31 and have cardiomyopathy that they tell me was caused by the flu virus attacking my heart. I have CHF and my ejection fraction is 20%, they are considering transplant. This is too much to handle at 31!! Everything I read says the only thing I can hope for is a transplant, other than that I can count on dying. Only 50% chance of making it 5 yrs, all bad news, everywhere. Does anyone have any good news, sucess stories, anything to inspire me? I want to live, I have 2 kids that need me, I am not ready! What can I do? Anything at all to stop this? Please email me at Ldearmitt1215@cs.com if you have any helpful information. Would be very much appreciated!