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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

Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is 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. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...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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Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

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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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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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?

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

Cardiology: History,Physical exam, ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, other tests include catheterization, angiography, electro physiologic tests, nuclear, MRI, and more... It all depends on what we need to learn about the patient ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more