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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Overview)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body.


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Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

Dr. Barton Cook
423 Doctors shared insights

Cardiomyopathy (Overview)

A disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body.


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How does cardiomyopathy due to friedreich's ataxia affect the heart?

How does cardiomyopathy due to friedreich's ataxia affect the heart?

Heart swells: A cardiomyopathy of any sort will cause the heart to become much bigger as seen on x-ray. Since the heart muscle is affected its power to contract is limited. The prototype for a cardiomyopathy is beriberi so be sure to ask the doctor whether this is a possibility. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Tip)

Coxsackie B Myocarditis causes dilated cardiomyopathy. ...See more

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Cardiomyopathy (Tip)

Take your meds as instructed by your cardiologist and walk everyday. ...See more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several different types of cardiomyopathy - restrictive, dilated, hypertrophic, etc. These can have different managements, so it's difficult to give you a specific treatment.
However, the cheapest way to manage a chronic illness is regular follow up with a doctor - they will be able to follow the disease and help you through it. The most expensive situation is multiple hospitalizations. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Lots of kinds of cardiomyopathy, treatment depends on what is wrong and what needs to be treated ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Tip)

Weak pumps of the heart. Cause fluid to be retained. Watch your salt intake. ...See more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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Can a drug overdose lead to death by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or is this condition always genetic?

Can a drug overdose lead to death by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or is this condition always genetic?

Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetically inherited condition. Having said that, a person using drugs could die from drug use and have this condition as well. It can predispose to abnormal heart rhythms which can be fatal and drug use can elicit abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more

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I have inappropriate sinus tach (always 120+). Does this put me at higher risk for cardiomyopathy with pregnancy?

Tachy: Unlikely that sinus tachycardia would lead to cardiomyopathy during pregnancy. That being said, you should be eval by a cardiologist during pregnancy with a baseline ekg and echocardiogram. A holter monitor may also be in order. I trust you have already had a work up. ...Read more

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Are there any tips to prevent cardiomyopathy?

Heart disease: Is the most common cause of cardiomyopathy. Treating risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco cessation is agood start. Other potential causes include alcohol abuse and certain nonprescription drugs. ...Read more

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Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Read this:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20026819

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Does cardiomyopathy hurt?

No: If you have ischemia from coronary artery disease along with it then you may feel the pain of angina in your chest. ...Read more

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What causes cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: This is a nonspecific term, the problem can be genetic, infectious, inflammatory, toxic, neoplastic, metabolic and idiopathic and I probably forgot some ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy be cured?

Depends: It depends on the cause. If due to alcohol, abstention often cures it. If due to pregnancy, about 50% return to normal. Due to chemotherapy, it rarely improves. Due to viral illness, many get better. If inherited, it won't get better. All of the above aside, there are medications and sometimes devices that can be very helpful for everyone. ...Read more

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What does cardiomyopathy mean?

Muscle disease: Cardio = heart. Myo = muscle. Opathy = poor function/disease. Therefore cardiomyopathy is a disease/poor function of cardiac muscle. ...Read more

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How do you get cardiomyopathy?

How do you get cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Many causes of cardiomyopathy. Among them are inherited, viruses, toxins like alcohol, radiation, aids, other infectious agents, autoimmune, sarcoidosis, catecholamines, chronic tachycardia and more. ...Read more

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Does cardiomyopathy get better?

Yes, depends on the: Yes it can get better, it depends on the cause. If its due to drinking too much alcohol then stopping alcohol will improve it plus with the help of certain medications such as ace inhibitors or arb, s & certain beta blockers such as carvedilol. If its due to blockage of coronary arteries then revascularization either with a stent or bypass surgery would help. ...Read more

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How is cardiomyopathy contracted?

Let discuss this: Cardiomyopathy means damaged heart muscle of any type. This damage indicates the heart is not working effectively as a pump., the most common causes of cardiomyopathy are "ischemic", due to heart attacks or "viral", due to damage done to the heart muscle from a severe viral attack. Like all viral infections this is contracted from other people but they cause disease only in susceptible people. ...Read more

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What is cardiomyopathy caused by?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction. Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these. ...Read more