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can atypical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause death?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatric Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Any type of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy puts you at risk for a lethal arrhythmia. A cardiologist with expertise in this area can help stratify your level of risk.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any herbal supplements that can be ingested to treat cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Herbs and CM: There are no clinical studies in reputable journals that support the use of herbal supplements to treat cardiomyopathy.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I will have heart failure?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: Why do you have cardiomyopathy? It can be from a diseased heart due to lack of oxygen (blocked arteries), it can happen as a side affects of some drugs, it can happen as the result of some type of infection even a cold type virus. So why it happened, and how severe it is, will help to determine the likelyhood, or unlikelyhood of there being a progression to heart failure.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are the amounts of deaths caused by sepsis better than they were in the past?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Not much: The rate of death from sepsis has been relatively stable recently. The number of deaths has increased due to an increase in the population at risk.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Why has death by sepsis increased in recent times?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Aging population: People are living longer, and there is a wave of aging baby boomers. This causes an increase in the numbers of the elderly, a group that is at increased risk of sepsis. Older people are less able to fight infections.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Additionally, fewer people are dying of heart attacks, cancer, or strokes... and people do have to die from something.
Jan 16, 2012
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between pyloric stenosis and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Same entity: Some use the optional discriptor "hypertrophic" as an add on to pyloric stenosis. Ps is by caused by an overgrowth and tightening of the muscles surrounding the pyloric region of the small intestine. As such the "hypertrophic" is a redundant term. Some do a similar thing by saying yellow jaundicde when jaundice would be sufficient.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey commented
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Or "spinal menengitis." Or "sugar diabetes." (there are other kinds of diabetes, but the "sugar" type is what we're almost always talking about).
Dec 30, 2011

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