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what are the causes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Cardiomyopathy : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually inherited within families due to abnormal genes causing irregular heart muscle growth.
Dr. Jesus Yap
Cardiology 53 years experience
Genes and others: About half of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are due to mutations in genes encoding cardiac muscle proteins or sarcomeres. Few are due to errors in metabolism such as Fabry's disease due to a lack of enzyme( galactosides) and the other half the cause is unknown.The genetic group is familial and autosomal dominant-50% chance of having defective gene in a family member

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My husband has cardiomyopathy, how should we change is diet?

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Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 55 years experience
Diet in Cardiomyopat: There is no specific dietary advice for cardiomyopathy. Since cardiomyopathy is due to multiple causes, the dietary advice will depend on the cause. The most common cause of cardiomyopathy is ischemic heart disease. If, in a given case, it is due to alcoholism, absolute abstinence from alcohol is advised. If cardiomyopathy has resulted in heart failure, the dietary advice is that for heart failure.
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Are there any tips to prevent cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Avoid drugs, booze: Alcohol and some drugs of abuse, e.g., Cocaine can cause cardiomyopathy. Some therapeutic drugs, mostly anticancer drugs, can also cause cardiomypathy. Alcohol, due to its toxicity and nutritional deficiencies associated with chronic aloholism are among the more common avoidable causes of cardiomyopathy.
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Is the use stem cells a viable option for cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. David Levens
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Stem cells - Future: Fat cells have shown promise as a source of stem cells that may eventually be able to be used to treat many conditions, one of which is spinal cord injury. Stem cells have the potential to transform into specialized cells and tissues of many different organs. There has been much excitement recently in the research world for the future potential but everyday use in medicine is still years away.
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Can bad dental hygiene cause cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Indirectly: Gum disease is correlated with heart attacks and heart attacks can cause ischemic cardiomyopathy.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How does someone know what hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is caused by?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Broad topic: Hypertroph cardiomyopathy is a unusally thick heart and as a result makes it stiff and non compliant.. These pts also have trouble with salt and water as it can cause heart failure..Some pts were born with this and it runs in familys. Family should be screened. Secondary causes are uncontrolled BP over long periods of time.And aortic stenosis

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