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Can a child have dilated cardiomyopathy like an adult?

Can a child have dilated cardiomyopathy like an adult?

Yes: Dilated cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and the heart is enlarged. The most common cause in childhood is an infection with a virus, often the same sorts of viruses that cause the stomach flu (enteroviruses). Some other causes include genetic problems, muscular dystrophy, toxic exposures (including drugs), heart rhythm problems and malformations of the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Dilated Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Dilated means that the heart is enlarged, & cardiomyopathy means sick heart muscle. There are many reasons for the heart muscle to get weak/dilated including genetic disorders, certain inflammatory conditions, & toxins including alcohol. Many cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Reversal of cardiomyopathy is sometimes possible with treatment, & new ...Read more


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Can an adult get croup like a child?

Can an adult get croup like a child?

Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom.The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark.The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults.The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough.The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...Read more

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Can a child be born with an std?

Can a child be born with an std?

Yes: A mother can transmit a std to her baby while the baby is still in her uterus (womb) or during delivery. For example, hiv, syphilis, and herpes can be transmitted from mother to child. ...Read more

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Could a heart murmur as a child/infant be linked to heart defects/disease as an adult?

Could a heart murmur as a child/infant be linked to heart defects/disease as an adult?

Maybe/maybe not: Infant murmurs are either defects that become obvious or represent transient innocent flow patterns. A true defect would be hard to hide before adulthood, but possible. Adult heart disease is more about age/plaque formation, rhythm disturbances. Some isolated childhood problems linger into adulthood but these are defect specific. ...Read more

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Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Can a child (preteen) heart be donated to an adult?

Yes: Hearts are matched by blood type and body size. A preteen or teenager's heart can be matched to a small adult - say someone that's 4-5 feet tall and weighs 80-100 lbs. ...Read more

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Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Can an adult be diagnosed with asthma if they never had it as a child?

Yes: Asthma in some of its milder forms is often mislabeled in kids as bronchitis or recurrent pneumonia. As you age the pattern may become more definite & recognizable. ...Read more

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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more

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How often do adults get diagnosed with an atrial septal defect that wasn't found as a child?

How often do adults get diagnosed with an atrial septal defect that wasn't found as a child?

Not sure: About 1 in 4 people have a pfo, a patent foramen ovale, or small opening between the atria. In most people, this is not significant, but in some it can result in tias - transient ischemic attacks - or even strokes and must be treated medically or surgically. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a child to be born with a congenital heart defect?

How likely is it for a child to be born with a congenital heart defect?

0.8%: Overall the incidence of congenital heart disease is about 8 per 1000 live births. The risk is higher when one of the parents has a congenital heart defect. The risk also increases for subsequent children once a couple has had a child with heart disease. It is also higher in association with certain exposures and syndromes. ...Read more

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Can old man be able to have a children with an a young adult?

Can old man be able to have a children with an a young adult?

If he is physically : Able, sure. The couple would benefit from pre-pregnancy genetic counseling to discuss the increased risk of spontaneous genetic mutations & autism in the context of a 3- generation family history on both sides, so that they can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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How does having a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affect a child's development, will they be small for his age?

How does having a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy affect a child's development, will they be small for his age?

No: Your child will not necessarily be small, but he needs to be very careful s he exercises. Too much exercise can overload the heart. Be sure that your pediatrician refers you to a pediatric cardiologist to help with your child's care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about born with hole in heart and murmur as an adult?

Can you tell me more about born with hole in heart and murmur as an adult?

Complicated: A 'heart murmur" means that one can hear blood flow with a stethoscope. Very nonspecific term. A "hole in the heart" is a connection between the circulation that supplies the lungs (right heart) and the circulation that supplies the body (left heart). There are various types of holes (defects). All of the holes/defects have the potential to cause a murmur. Echocardiography will help. ...Read more

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Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Is an open heart operated person can have a baby?

Pregnancy: Whether a person who's had open heart surgery can have a baby depends on what is wrong with them. An open heart surgery for atrial septal defect repair patient should be ok for pregnancy. Some other surgeries....No. ...Read more

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Can a teenager have viral cardiomyopathy?

Can a teenager have viral cardiomyopathy?

Yes: A viral cardiomyopathy can strike at any age. Including the unborn fetus. It is uncommon in childhood, yet in 3 decades I have known of at least 2 in my area. ...Read more

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Can an young woman have a baby with an old man of 60?

Can an young woman have a baby with an old man of 60?

Getting Pregnant: Of course. If you are healthy and still ovulating any sperm that is fresh can cause a pregnancy, regardless of the age of the man who produced the sperm. Now, many men who are above a certain age will have diminished sperm production and may find it harder to father a child if they wan to. ...Read more

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What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should i be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?

What causes a heart murmur? I was diagnosed with a heart murmur as a child. Should i be worried as an adult? What causes heart murmurs and are there any symptoms to look for?

A : A murmur is simply a sound coming from the heart.. It could mean nothing or be very serious and require treatment and follow -up. See a cardiologist and get an echocadiogram with doppler of your heart ..This will tell the story. And you will know exactly what you need to do if anything. Don't wait ! ...Read more

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Can an adult be diagnosed with autism, or is it something he has to have from childhood?

Can an adult be diagnosed with autism, or is it something he has to have from childhood?

Yes. : Diagnosis includes looking at the person’s medical history, watching the person’s behavior, & giving the person some psychological tests. But, it can be more challenging to DX an adult because it is not always possible to know about the person’s development during the first few yrs of life, and a long history of other diagnoses may complicate an ASD dx. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/topics.htm. ...Read more

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Can you get sickle cell anemia as an adult, but didn't have it as a child or is it a hereditary?

Can you get sickle cell anemia as an adult, but didn't have it as a child or is it a hereditary?

Inherited: Sickle cell anemia is hereditary. But it comes in several varieties depending what was inherited from parents. S-s is severe & usually diagnosed in infancy. S-a is carrier state & may go undetected into adulthood. Many variants are possible. This refers to how hemoglobin proteins are manufactured by red cells programmed by genes. See: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease. ...Read more

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Can an adult get mono if they had it as a child?

Can an adult get mono if they had it as a child?

rarely: Most people who have infectious mononucleosis, or mono, get it only once. Rarely, however, mononucleosis symptoms may recur months or even years later. ...Read more

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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