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what are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death.

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Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

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Kinda: Coronary refers to the heart. Cerebrovascular refers to the brain. They aren't related other than diet can effect the buildup of plaques in the vessels that can lead to heart disease and strokes. So the answer is yes, diet can effect vascular disease, including the heart and brain.
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What are factors that influence the cardiac output?

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Cardiac output: In strict physiologic terms, cardiac output is determined by something called stroke volume and heart rate. Heart rate is self-explanatory. Stroke volume is the amount of blood that the heart pumps out with each beat. This in turn is dependent on blood pressure, total blood volume, and how strong the heart contracts.
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What are signs of high cardiac output?

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Varies: Assuming a true high cardiac output syndrome, patients may feel flushed with a fast heart rate. Most are transient situations, but some illnesses and conditions may cause a sustained high output state, e.g., hyperthyroidism, anemia, arterio-venous malformations (congenital or acquired low resistance connections between arteries and veins), or disease like paget's. Requires confirmation by doctor.
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What are the potential dangers of cardiac hypokinesis or hypokinesia?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death.
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A 50-year-old male asked:

I weigh about 343 pounds I work out in the gym if I i'm out of breat when i'm in the gy ok I can do cardi 3 30 minutes without feeling out of breat what's wron?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Cardiac Eval: Look, of course I do not know you, but unless you are 9 ft tall, 343 is probably way overweight. The best way to find your answer would be to see a cardiologist and have a good cardiac evaluation, probably including a stress test and echocardiogram. They could then give you a rational program of exercise to help improve your health and/or make other suggestions.

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