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Doctor insights on: Bad Habits To Avoid With Cardiomyopathy

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Dr. Barton Cook
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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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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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I am diabetic and I suffer from hypotrophic cardiomyopathy. What are things to avoid?

I am diabetic and I suffer from hypotrophic cardiomyopathy. What are things to avoid?

HypErtrophic: Avoid allowing your diabetes to become uncontrolled as this causes uncontrolled diuresis, volume contraction, and more severe outlet obstruction with chest pain and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What exercise must be avoided with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

What exercise must be avoided with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic: Most people with HCM are advised to avoid playing competitive sports, with the possible exception of some low-intensity sports (eg, golf, billiards). Certain recreational sports are also not advised. ...Read more

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Should a person with cardiomyopathy avoid the sun and heat?

Should a person with cardiomyopathy avoid the sun and heat?

Sometimes: Exposure to the sun and heat are not necessarily harmful to a person with cardiomyopathy. But performing strenuous activities in the sun/heat can be dangerous as this will increase the stress on the heart and potentially cause serious symptoms. Taking a casual walk is probably ok. ...Read more

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Hpw bad is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Depends: There is a range of phenotypes and manifestations. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathies can range from mild to severe. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ---- what activities should he avoid?

Intense exercise: He should be restricted from intense competitive sports to reduce the risk for sudden cardiac death. His cardiologist will make specific recommendations based upon his particular clinical findings. ...Read more

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How bad is it for someone with dilated cardiomyopathy to drink energy drinks?

Uncertain: While there is really no research on this question, the physiology would suggest that you should not drink these. The stimulant effect of caffeine and the other ingredients will generally work against the main treatment mechanisms as described by dr. Koch. ...Read more

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Is red bull bad for me? I have a heart called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Is red bull bad for me? I have a heart called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?

Yes: A heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is generally overly vigorous to start with, and over stimulation may actually cause outflow tract obstruction or arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Can Lasix (furosemide) 40 can be avoided in dilated cardiomyopathy if patient is very weak?

Cardiomyopathy: Diuretics are one of the medications used to treat patients with cardiomyopathy. If there are electrolyte disturbances and or hypotension these issues must be addressed and treated right away. Changes in medications may need to be done. Often it requires hospitalization and close treatment and observation. ...Read more

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If cardiomyopathy was bad enough to cause low fevers, cp, breathlessness and palps, would it show a sign like increased inflammatory markers, a murmur, low o2, weird BP and/or EKG changes?

Many forms; depends : Cardiomyopathy is a big word that means poor heart function. There are many forms of cardiomyopathies, and depending on which one you have, there are different signs and some are reversible. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: enlarged heart with ekg ; echo changes; viral cardiomyopathy: prodrome of viral syndrome which results in cardiomyopathy ; 50% improve; and many others. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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MRI ardensione in2011,made chest bad, lost eye sight.showed no scar of cardiomyopathy,next echo,terrible,RV enlarged, PHT, they refused EKG, wont act ?

MRI ardensione in2011,made chest bad, lost eye sight.showed no scar of cardiomyopathy,next echo,terrible,RV enlarged, PHT, they refused EKG, wont act ?

Please rephrase: Your symptoms and results are very complex and you are under the care of at least one doctor..they would be able to give you a better and thorough explanation."Won't act" ?Because it looks like they are looking. Looking for answers is a process. Maintain an open dialogue with your physician they will be the best resource for you as they know you in detail that the internet can't provide. ...Read more

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20026819

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is  cardiomyopathy?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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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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