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Is cardiac myopathy curable?

Is cardiac myopathy curable?

See Below: It certainly is treatable with excellent results but not likely to be cured depending on the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...Read more


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What is the cause of hypertrophic cardiac myopathy?

Hypertrophic Cardiac: Causes of hcm are either inherited (mutations in genes in heart muscle proteins), high blood pressure, aging, diabetes, thyroid disease, or cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for dilated cardiac myopathy?

What is the treatment for  dilated cardiac myopathy?

Drugs: It depends on the specific type, but generally speaking the answer is drug therapy. Most patients should be on Carvedilol or metoprolol succinate, an ace-inhibitor (ends in -pril) or arb (ends in -artan), and, ideally, an aldosterone blocker like spironolactone. Black patients also benefit from a combination of 2 meds called Hydralazine and isosorbide. Diuretics are used in most patients as well. ...Read more

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What diet is good for myopathys?

What diet is good for myopathys?

Do you have one?: Well, if you're a heavy alcoholic, that can GIVE you an alcoholic myopathy among other things; so that's 1 more reason not to be a boozer. In the case of inflammatory myopathies, a high-protein diet MAY be beneficial. Otherwise, there is no special diet for "myopathys." You've made the mistake of lumping all "myopathys" together. There are many different causes and hence different treatments. ...Read more

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What is a myopathy?

What is a myopathy?

Disease of muscle: By definition, this is a problem primarily associated with muscular damage and weakness. Classically, many of the disorders are hereditary, e.g., muscular dystrophy, but others may be autoimmune, such as polymyositis. The term implies focal involvement of muscle, as contrasted with neuropathy, which points to nerve problems. ...Read more

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Can myopathy be cured ?

Can myopathy be cured ?

Depends on cause: Typically muscle disease can be treated and controlled, but many forms are hereditary and resist current therapies. Some of the inflammatory and mitochondrial forms can be also challenging. This is a rather difficult area, which is being researched continuously. A good online source is the US Muscular Dystrophy Assoc (MDA). ...Read more

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What are the tests for myopathy?

What are the tests for myopathy?

Many: Ck with isoenzymes, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, serum myoglobins, serum creatinine, urinalysis, complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation test, thyroid function tests, ast, electrocardiograph, genetic testing, antinuclear antibodies, electromyogram, mri, muscle biopsy. As you can see there are many tests, but the most important thing is to select a physician that is a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myopathy?

What are the symptoms of myopathy?

Soreness, pain: Myopathy implies a problem/disease with muscle tissue. Symptoms include muscle pain and soreness, tenderness to the touch, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. ...Read more

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Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Depends: Cardiomyopathy can be lethal depending on the cause and severity. There genetic forms of skeletal muscle diseases that are lethal, e.g., duchene muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

How rare and what is  myotubular myopathy?

Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be rather serious in some cases. Others are quite mild. Usually not progressive, but can cause diffuse weakness and intolerance to exercise. Usually does not affect heart or lung function. But it can affect ability to swallow easily. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myopathy?

What is the treatment for myopathy?

Varies: There many different type of myopathies arising from different trigger sites, so there is no one specific trestmen. ...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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Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same ?

Is muscle distrophy and myopathy the same ?

Different: Muscular dystrophy is usually an inherited form of muscle dysfunction with profound loss of the ability of the muscle to function over time. Treatment current for dystrophy is not satisfactory. Myopathy is any toxic or allergic loss of muscle function and usually responds to treatment. These are usually handled by neurologists but there are specialists in muscles only. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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What chromosome causes myofibrillar myopathy?

Several: Changes in these genes are associated with myofibrillar myopathy. Bag3 cryab des flnc ldb3 myot you would need to check each of these for their chromosome position. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

Muscle biopsy proof: Myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease. Maternal genetic transmission Short stature,eye muscle paralysis,hearing loss & cardiac conduction defects.Overlap with other mitochondrial myopathies She shold be under the care of neurologist & physiotherapist. ...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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Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Disease where: The mitochondria in muscles are not functioning properly and cause muscle weakness or atrophy of the muscle. The mitochondria is the "powerhouse" of the cell. When they do not function correctly, the cells loose power and either are not efficient or cause cell death. Theres many different causes of this type of myopathy. See http://mda.Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more