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Does multiple sclerosis affect your heart

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Bobrin
26 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ms effects white matter in the brain and spinal cord. It does not effect heart muscle.
Dr. William Shaffer
17 years experience Neurology
No: Ms does not affect ones heart. A medication for ms can.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not directly: But two MS medications can cause heart issues, including Novantrone, which could result in a vacuolar cardiomyopathy, and Gilenya (fingolimod) which c ... Read More

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Not usually: Ms originates in the brain and affects skeletal muscles, causing the person to loose voluntary control of them. It can also affect vision, causing opt ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
No, but see below: Ms on its own does not affect the heart, but some of the medicines now used to control the disease may transiently cause changes in heart rhythm. Che ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
How old?: There are many factors that predispose to greater risk. However, people without risk factors have also died from COVID-19. Take precautions. Wish you ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: Mild MS should not be an issue. Per https://www.nationalmssociety.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information/multiple-sclerosis-and-coronavirus - "People w ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Atherosclerosis is the basic issue, and if not present, low heart attack risk.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is not too: common in a 42 YO unless they have had undiagnosed and/or treated hypertension or have a family history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
An asymptomatic AVM: Is best followed over time by serial mri's, and most neurosurgeons would not intervene aggressively in absence of a complication due to the vascular m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Yes: absolutely.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Comments: The MRI lesions in MS do NOT typically "disappear", and if this has happened, you did NOT have MS. Get a neurological consultation, but under the cir ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Multiple myeloma lesions can be seen on xr, but not ms lesions. See your doctor for clarification.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Do not panic: Chances are still low. I would recommend that you get into the neurologist soon to have an evaluation and find our for sure.
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