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how is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosed?

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Dr. Alex Golden
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Echocardiogram : Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally diagnosed by echocardiography. Mri and gene testing can sometimes be helpful too.
Dr. Marc Levine
Pediatric Cardiology 49 years experience
ECG and Echo: An ECG and echo are the usual test ordered.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there any tips to prevent cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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A 21-year-old member asked:

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.
A 47-year-old member asked:

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 38-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and I am wearing an event monitor and it is constantly going off. Is this normal?

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 42 years experience
If the monitor is: "going off" more frequently than you are feeling symptoms it is probably a malfunction due to poor lead connection to your skin. Also there may be many different arrhythmias that the device would be alert for which are not necessarily concerning. You may not know until your recording is completed and reviewed by your health care provider. If you are not symptomatic you should not be too concerned.

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