A 33-year-old member asked:
What are the physical therapy precautions with cardiomyopathy?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A few: Patients with cardiomyopathy are at higher risk for lethal arrhythmia, so they should not be engaged in any activity that can trigger those. Most aerobic exercises excite the heart, so those should be trimmed to minimum. On the other hand, static exercises would be better tolerated. Also, symptoms like chest pain and shortness of breath will be your other important guides.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What are the typical physical therapy precautions for cardiomyopathy?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Cardiomyopathy is a complex condition with varying types and severities. The condition is generally treated and monitored by a cardiologist. There are no "typical" precautions. It is imperative that you seek indiviualized, specific recommendations from your cardiologist with respect to your particular condition.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2015
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