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is desensitisation immunotherapy contraindicated with my very mild dilated cardiomyopathy and low dose beta-blocker?

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No: If you are referring to allery testing, there should be no issuesw in the hands of a skilled, board certified allergist.

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Can prevent cardiomyopathy by adopting a healthy diet?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Depends: There are different types of cardiomyopathy. Some are caused by infections, and others are caused by ischemic (blood flow) insults to the heart, to name a few. Adopting a healthy diet can lower the risk of many types of heart disease, but some types of cardiomyopathy are not significantly impacted by your diet.
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I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I would need a heart transplant?

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Dr. Jeffrey Everett
Thoracic Surgery 32 years experience
What is the EF?: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term that can caused by a variety of medical conditions. The functional condition of the heart, often called the ejection fraction gives an estimate of the severity. The degree of impairment and the causative problem are what dictates the need for transplantation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a relationship between dilated cardiomyopathy and fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
Preventive Medicine 40 years experience
Chest Pain: Not really. A person suffering with a cardiomyopathy may eventually get fibromyalgia due to the depletion of nutrients and hormones caused by the poor pumping function of the heart. But the reverse is not true....People with fibromyalgia do not go on to have cardiomyopathies as a routine outcome.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me the medical definition of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy ?

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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Defined.: Most often the portion of the heart between the right and left ventricles (septum) is thickened. This narrows the region below the aortic valve and causes a portion of mitral valve to be sucked into this area during ventricular ejection (emptying). As a result there is narrowing of outflow leading to obsruction.
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Is there a cure for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy without surgery?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Septal ablation: During a cardiac catheterization alcohol can be injected into septal arteries to kil some of the excess heart muscle in the septum.

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