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Are headaches associated with cardiomyopathy?

Are headaches associated with cardiomyopathy?

No: One would not expect a headache from a cardiomyopathy itself unless there were some complication or if the headache resulted from a medication. ...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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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?

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?

Low BP 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? ANS: may be part of the weakened heart of cardiomyopathy. I would discuss with your team there. ...Read more

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Can PVCs cause extreme fatigue/headaches/stomach pain? Have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and wake up with headaches and fatigue.

Can PVCs cause extreme fatigue/headaches/stomach pain? Have been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and wake up with headaches and fatigue.

The PVC's: Themselves cannot be held responsible for your symptoms but the extreme fatigue may be due to your heart disease!
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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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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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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

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Does cardiomyopathy hurt?

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 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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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

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Is cardiomyopathy a common disease?

No: It is not common, but it is serious. ...Read more

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How does someone get cardiomyopathy?

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

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How often does cardiomyopathy occur?

Cardiomyopaty incide: Cardiomyopathy is a relatively common disease, with multiple causes including ischemic heart disease, idiopathic, alcoholism, and chagas' disease, and numerous other rarer causes. Ischemic heart disease is by far the most common cause. ...Read more

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What exercises are safe for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: On the severity and nature of the condition. This is something you should be discussing with your cardiologist or your personal physician....Someone who knows *your* case. ...Read more

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Is it possible to procreate if I have cardiomyopathy?

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

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Are there different options for treating cardiomyopathy?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy = chronic heart disease with enlarged/ thickened heart muscle which decreases pumping effectiveness. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

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

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What is primary cardiomyopathy?

Refers: To a cause of a heart muscle abnormality (cardiomyopathy) in which the heart alone is affected. ...Read more

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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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Can a biv help with cardiomyopathy?

Can a biv help with cardiomyopathy?

CRT: If your qrs is wide, yes. It is all based on the ekg. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent cardiomyopathy?

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