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A 26-year-old female asked:

what causes papillary muscle dysfunction?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Ischemia,: Abnormal mitral valves and lv dysfunction.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart disease: Papillary muscle dysfunction is caused by ischemia or infarction involving the papillary muscles or other inflammatory or fibrotic processes which involve the heart muscle in the area of the papillary muscles and the paps themselves.

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How are common does cysticercosis affect the muscle?

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What happens to skeletal muscles if you don't exercise?

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What's the difference between a hamstring strain and fatigued muscles?

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Can I change my muscle size and definition?

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How can muscle imbalances keep me from reaching fitness?

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Dr. James Henning
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Through Injuries!: Unless i'm missing something in your question, muscle imbalances (differences in strength) may cause undo strain on supporting structures when lifting. Nerves and nerve roots can by compressed accidentally by inappropriate twisting in order to hoist weight. This is dangerous and should be scrupulously avoided by trying to strengthen all muscle groups similarly.

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