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Does dilated cardiomyopathy = heart transplant?

Does dilated cardiomyopathy = heart transplant?

No: Depending on the cause, medical treatment with beta blockers, an ace inhibitor or acecreceptor blocker can reverse the process. However, some patients are beyon medical therapy and need a transplant. ...Read more

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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is cardiac myopathy curable?

Is cardiac myopathy curable?

See Below: It certainly is treatable with excellent results but not likely to be cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

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Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Yes: Doxorubicin (adriamycin (doxorubicin)) can indeed cause nerve damage, but not always the typical 'peripheral neuropathy' seen with other chemotherapy drugs. It affects the myelin sheath of nerve and ganglia and can cause 'ganglionopathy'. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in both the arms/hands and legs/feet (not just the feet). Other drugs given alongside adriamycin (doxorubicin) can add to the risk. ...Read more

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Is hcm (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) hereditary?

Is hcm (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) hereditary?

Yes: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is frequently inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern meaning that an affected individual has a 50:50 chance of passing the condition to their children. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy different?

Cardiomyopathy: Congestive cardiomyopathy generally has a dilated heart with decreased ejection fraction causing congestive heart failure. When this condition is caused by alcohol, we call it alcoholic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Many: Side effects of this chemotherapy combination include fatigue, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, finger and toe nail changes, low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy uncurable?

Probably not: If the diagnosis is correct, all forms of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy aren't curable in the sense that it will just get better and go away. However, apical hcm tends to have a much better overall prognosis and fewer symptoms, with a long life expectancy. ...Read more

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Does chemo affect cardiomyopathy?

Does chemo affect cardiomyopathy?

It can: There are some chemotherapy medicines that carry a risk of cardiomyopathy. I don't know if you are asking if chemotherapy can cause cardiomyopathy or if chemotherapy can worsen cardiomyopathy in a patient who has cardiomyopathy already but either is possible. Discussion with your medical oncologist can allow you to have a detailed talk about the risks of any chemotherapy being planned. ...Read more

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Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

Is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy serious?

Yes: Among young individuals, it is one of the leading causes of sudden death. A complete assessment by a cardiologist familiar with the condition can identify and recommend treatemtnto reduce the risk of sudden death. ...Read more

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Please explain compensated heart failure/ dilated cardiomyopathy.

Complex: One or more chambers of the heart becomes dilated (frequently from uncontrolled blood pressure, mi, or bad valves). The heart gradually becomes insufficient as a pump, usually because one side gets behind in it's work, then pressure rises within the heart, lungs, or peripheral circulation. Medication to improve the pump and/or reduce the volume to be pumped can compensate for the deficiency. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm)?

HCM: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare condition of the actual muscle of the heart becoming so large and thick as to obstruct outgoing blood flow. Because outgoing flow is reduced the heart must work even harder to pump blood to supply oxygen to the body. It is notable because patients are usually asymptomatic but can initially present with sudden collapse or even death. ...Read more

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy -- is it fatal?

It can be: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of fatal arrhythmias, particularly in young people, particularly in athletic young people. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy carries a high risk of fatal arrhythmias, and only an implantable cardiac defibrillator can lower the risk of death from arrhythmias in these individuals. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

IT IS A DISEASE OF: Your heart musclein which a part of the heart muscle is thickened or hypertrophied without any obvious cause. It is better known for causing silent, sudden cardiac death in otherwise healthy young people and athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hcm. It is frequently free of symptoms until sudden cardiac death, and for this reason some suggest screening these youngsters. ...Read more

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Why is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy dangerous?

Risk of death: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death among young athletes. Further, individuals with this condition are at risk for sudden death even if they do not participate in sports. ...Read more

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Is apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy an incurable disease?

Yes: Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy whereby the thickening is localized at the tip of the left ventricle. Some are due to mutations of genes that encodes the heart muscles but the majority the cause is unknown. There is no treatment other than treating symptoms if present ,like chest pains,arrhythmia,etc ...Read more

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Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to commit suicide. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy?

Heart disease: Obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder that is one of the leading causes of sudden cardiac death in young people, particularly athletes. It is quite rare, but can be devastating in its ability to produce fatal arrhythmias. It is also a serious cause of heart failure due to decreased blood flow through the aortic valve to due obstruction of flow by the ventricular septum. ...Read more

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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

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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 Adriamycin (doxorubicin) used for?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is a medication used for the treatment of cancer. ...Read more

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Who should not take Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): “Doxorubicin HCl is contraindicated in patients with: Severe myocardial insufficiency, Recent (occurring within the past 4–6 weeks) myocardial infarction, Severe persistent drug-induced myelosuppression, Severe hepatic impairment (defined as Child Pugh Class C or serum bilirubin level greater than 5 mg/dL) & Severe hypersensitivity reaction to Doxorubicin HCl including anaphylaxis/” See: ...Read more

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Can you tell me how adriamycin (doxorubicin) work in the cell?

Cytotoxic agent: It is a DNA intercalator, inhibits Topoisomerase enzymes and also chelates iron,thus producing free radicals which cause cytotoxic cell death ...Read more

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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) make you sterile?

It can: It can- but that will depend on the cumulative dose given, your age when receiving the treatment, whether you also received other kind of therapy? Radiation etc. Please discuss your situation with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Tell us more about y: Please give us some background about your question. Adriamycin is a very effective drug and is widely used in oncology. It does have some serious side effects but they can be manged quite well except for Hair loss. It can cause nausea and vomiting(but it can be easily controlled with anti-nausea medication. It can also affect the heart but your oncologist will take due precuations ...Read more

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How effective is Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for treating leukemia?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is beneficial in the treatments of a number of types of cancer including leukemia. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Possible AE's: May include infertility, heart dysfunction, bone marrow insuficiency, a second malignancy ( leukemia) - which may develop years after treatment has ended. ...Read more

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Which is the better cytotoxic drug for synovial sarcome ---adriamycin or ifosfamide?

Given together: This is an uncommon tumor. If chemotherapy is used these drugs are often give together. It would be difficult to really say that one is clearly better. ...Read more

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Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

It is IV: ...Just given as an IV push instead of an IV drip to reduce, amongst other things, the risk of leakage to surrounding tissues leading to a chemical burn. The choice depends on the particular institution and the chemo protocol. As to premeds, most people use zofran (ondansetron) or one of its cousins plus steroids. Many use emend as well right from the start. If this is about you, best wishes. ...Read more

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Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Yes: Doxorubicin (adriamycin (doxorubicin)) can indeed cause nerve damage, but not always the typical 'peripheral neuropathy' seen with other chemotherapy drugs. It affects the myelin sheath of nerve and ganglia and can cause 'ganglionopathy'. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in both the arms/hands and legs/feet (not just the feet). Other drugs given alongside adriamycin (doxorubicin) can add to the risk. ...Read more

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How can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (used to treat cancer) be fatal?

How can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (used to treat cancer) be fatal?

Heart damage: Adriamycan can cause damage to the heart tissue. It also lowers blood counts which can lead to life threatening infections. Your oncologist can explain how to prevent these problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) allergy?

Intolerance: A person is considered to have allergy to a medication if there is a sudden reaction(unexpected). The reactions to medicines typically manifest as a skin hives or a skin rash often associated WITH ITCHING. A drop in blood pressure and difficulty with breathing can also occur with severe forms of allergy called Anaphylaxis ...Read more

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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Definition)

Doxorubicin hydrochloride is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Adriamycin (Definition)

Adriamycin is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more