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Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart . There is not a common cause. ...Read more

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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...Read more


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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

Significant disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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Is cardio myopothy hereditary?

Is cardio myopothy hereditary?

Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy (cm) is weakness of the heart muscle. This can be caused by alcoholism, high blood pressure, certain drugs, and other environmental exposures. We have an increasing awareness of many genetic causes, too. Several hundred genes can have errors (mutations) that can cause different types of cm, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cm. These often run in families. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

Serious disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Do aerobics exercise can reverse cardio vascular disease?

Exercise: I don't think there are any studies that indicate reversal of plaque build up, but that doesn't matter. The bottom line is that exercise is among one of the lifestyle changes that will help your overall cardiovascular health. As long as you're feeling well and your doctor agrees you should stop debating about it, get off this app/website, and start moving. ...Read more

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How are alcoholic cardiomyopathy and congestive cardiomyopathy different?

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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Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

For a while it is: Early on, it's one of the more reversible causes of cardiomyopathy. After enough time has passed (which is variable), it becomes irreversible. Anyone who drinks large amounts of alcohol and has a depressed ejection fraction should stop immediately. ...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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What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

What is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (or nafld)?

See below: This is a disease where fat is abnormally deposited in the liver. It can lead to inflammation and ultimately cirrhosis. It is the most common liver disease in the US and is related to obesity, diabetes, elevated triglycerides and genetics. ...Read more

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Is cardio megally a reversible condition?

Is cardio megally a reversible condition?

Cardiomegaly: Cardiomegaly or an enlarged heart may be reversible depending on the cause. In hypertension the heart can become enlarged but if the blood pressure is controlled then it may get better. However, other causes such as valvular or structural heart problems causing the enlarged heart may not reverse even if they are corrected. ...Read more

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Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Best exercise for pulmonary fibrosis weight lifting or cardio?

Cardio: You have to be careful when exercising as you want your oxygenation to remain above 88%. I tend to tell my patients that cardio is a better exercise for them as weight lifting can be associated with big swings in your blood pressure and valsalva that could precipitate an episode of syncope"passing out". As usual, everything with moderation is better and talk to your doctor before doing exercise. ...Read more

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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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Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day? Thank you

Which raises liver enzymes more, lifting weights strenuously, or drinking 2 alcoholic drinks per day?  Thank you

Alcohol: Lifting weights may raise creatine kinase, not a liver enzyme. Alcohol at the amount you describe would not raise liver enzymes too much, in a male. There is likely to be small increase in alt and ggt. ...Read more

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I have irregular heart beat,POTS,lupus and Sjögren's syndrome,raynauds,possible MS. Can I drink NON alcoholic beer??

I have irregular heart beat,POTS,lupus and Sjögren's syndrome,raynauds,possible MS. Can I drink NON alcoholic beer??

Yes: Sorry to hear you have so many serious issues to deal with. The non-alcoholic beer should be fine. ...Read more

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Can cardio workouts burn protein?

Can cardio workouts burn protein?

Not usually: Our body does not use protein for energy unless it is an emergency (starvation for example). The simple way to look at this is that it will first break carbs, then fat (to make carbs and break them). Once it used all the carbs and fat (which should only happen in starvation), it would use protein. ...Read more

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Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Female 61, ls heart failure, af thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, pe, oa and nafld. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Who knows?: You present a unique group of disorders in which statins have never been tested. Individually, none of your disorders, including your liver disease, are contraindications to rosuvastatin. I would start it and check ck, alt and ast (the known toxicities) at 6 weeks and 6 months. ...Read more

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Does cardio exercise help burn fat?

Does cardio exercise help burn fat?

Aerobic does!: Aerobic exercise is exercising for an extended period of time (20 min or more, nonstop) at a moderate level (3-5 on a 0-10 scale). What many call "cardio" may be at too high a level. If the 'cardio' is aerobic (as above) then yes, you burn fat! remember to stay hydrated. If you are dehydrated the body doesn't burn fat and you can burn your own muscles when you exercise. Hydrate+aerobic=good. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

It depends : Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

Serious disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

Significant disease: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle becomes thick, and obstruction to outflow may occur. Arrhythmias may occur as well. It is commonly inherited, first degree relatives should be screened. Patients may have severe symptoms, or no symptoms at all. It is a common cause of death in young athletes who seemed completely healthy. ...Read more

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Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

Carefully: Someone with cardiomyopathy should not consume alcohol. However, some people who drink regularly and substantially become dependent on alcohol, and abruptly stopping can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Genetics: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle caused by an abnormality in some of the genes that determine the structure of the heart muscle. People who possess the abnormal gene develop hcm; people with the normal gene do not. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

No: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy needs to be followed closely, especially as it puts some (not all) people who have it at risk for sudden death on the sports field. It's fairly treatable both by conservative means and by operative interventions. Sex is the least of your worries. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

HOCM: Yes. It could affect your performance due to symptoms. Also your children could have inherited genes. Consult a cardiologist. Please refer to the following website for full details: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/heart/disorders/hcm/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with cardio myopathy (or other heart diseases)? What tests are done?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several such as ECG, echocardiogram, cardiac MRI, and there are tests to find out about additional features or reason behind it like blood tests, Holter, genetic testing... ...Read more

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How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

Very : Any inhaled pollutant is not healthy for a cardiomyopathy patient. Using weed is not healthy anyway. Best to discontinue any form of smoking for your brain and heart's sake. ...Read more

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Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart . There is not a common cause. ...Read more

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Could cardio-myopathy(heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Could cardio-myopathy(heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Absolutely: Your heart is a pump that never stops. It pumps blood filled with nutrients and oxygen to your cells so that they may do their job. If your pump isn't working correctly then you entire body suffers. Think of your car not getting enough gas, how does it act ? Good luck, ask your doctor about home or portable oxygen treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm(highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis(skin diseases)?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm(highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis(skin diseases)?

HCM: Drugs for hcm are commonly those that are negatively inotropic such as all betablockers, verapamil and (if an antiarrhythmic is needed), norpace (disopyramide). For serious arrhythmias, often used with an icd, amiodarone. For psoriasis: sorry, not my field! if drugs fail, surgery is indicated (myomectomy/myotomy). ...Read more

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Is alcoholic cardiomyopathy reversible?

For a while it is: Early on, it's one of the more reversible causes of cardiomyopathy. After enough time has passed (which is variable), it becomes irreversible. Anyone who drinks large amounts of alcohol and has a depressed ejection fraction should stop immediately. ...Read more

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Could you get alcoholic cardiomyopathy at 23?

Not common : It could happen however if structural damage exists and if alcohol is overused a underlying cause of cardiomyopathy could be hastenend. In most likelihood this would have to be excluded. ...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