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Are Headaches Associated With Cardiomyopathy
I have dilated Cardiomyopathy, my BP is 87/47 and I have a headache. I'm currently on lisinopril and carvedilol. Should I be concerned about the BP?
Can PVCs cause extreme fatigue/headaches/stomach pain? Have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and wake up with headaches and fatigue.
Themselves cannot be held responsible for your symptoms but the extreme fatigue may be due to your heart disease!
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Blurred vision in left eye followed by headache, optometrist says pressure is fine. Could it be a small stroke? History of copd, bbb, cardiomyopathy
Docter thinks my heart mussel is affected by virus Cardiomyopathy. Yesterday at docter Hart rate was100 today at doctor 89 now120.How can I lower it. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, jaw and neck pain, headaches tired blurred vision...
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Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first. ...Read more
Chronically low neutrophils41.3% (50-60)high lymphocytes46.9% (25-40)high anion gap14 (4-12)abnormal values@least3-5years. H/oPOTS, cardiomyopathy, IrritBS?
Hard to know: Much more info needed. Would first need to know about medications to address. One commonality: POTS often associates with mast cell or connective tissue problems, especially in light of concomitant cardiomyopathy, and so a work up could begin with a physician familiar with these syndromes ...Read more
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
Many different ways: 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
Generally: A nonspecific finding...Not much.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you can have sex: Cardiomyopathy markedly decreases exercise capacity, however it does not affect sperm or eggs and as such people who are able to exercise and have no other problems will likely succeed, unless their cardiomyopathy came from an inherited condition which prevents reproduction. ...Read more
Cardiomyopathy: There are medications that will help the pumping action of the heart and diuretics (water pills) that will get rid of excess fluid in the lungs and elsewhere, but the definitive treatment is heart transplant. ...Read more
Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more
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
Depends: Some forms of cardiomyopathy (cm) are not preventable. These include CM due to genetic conditions, infections and co-morbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes. For people who have these conditions or coronary artery disease modifying risk factors with lifestyle changes, quitting smoking, good control of blood pressure and sugar levels can help. For some, like alcoholic CM simply avoid drink. ...Read more
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