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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

I have  congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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I have CHF and cardiomyopathy, my heart has jumped up from the low 80's to 125 even at rise. Should i get into my dr now instead of nov?

I have CHF and cardiomyopathy, my heart has jumped up from the low 80's to 125 even at rise. Should i get into my dr now instead of nov?

Yes: You may be having irregular heartbeat such atrial fibrillation . I suggest for you to even seek help in the er if this continues , you may need IV medication for rate control especially if you are having lighthearted, shortness of breath, chest pain. ...Read more

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45yo female w/ history of chf/peripartum cardiomyopathy presents with sudden onset of very irregular heartbeat & tingly feeling in left arm. Serious?

45yo female w/ history of chf/peripartum cardiomyopathy presents with sudden onset of very irregular heartbeat & tingly feeling in left arm. Serious?

Cardiomyopathy : If your function is low you are more susceptible to rhythm problems. Some can be dangerous get it checked out with your cardiologist now. ...Read more

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Recent diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;new echoEF 40% hypokinesia no CHF;calling it cardiomyopathy;low salt/fluids but POTS requires increased salt/fluids;treat?

Recent diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;new echoEF 40% hypokinesia no CHF;calling it cardiomyopathy;low salt/fluids but POTS requires increased salt/fluids;treat?

Treat POTS: Treat POTS first, otherwise a very poorly understood condition that I do not have specific experience with. For whatever reason I believe POTS is at the root of your overall hypokinesia and impaired ejection fraction. ...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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When should I take magnesium? I took it last night but my BP went down to 99/66. But it helped pains/swelling. I take carvedilol 3.125 2xaday and lisinopril 25mg for cardiomyopathy/chf.

When should I take magnesium? I took it last night but my BP went down to 99/66. But it helped pains/swelling. I take carvedilol 3.125 2xaday and lisinopril 25mg for cardiomyopathy/chf.

Ask your doctor: Not sure why you started with magnesium or what it's supposed to do for pain or swelling. Maybe you are on a diuretic and worried about losses, but Lisinopril helps the body hold magnesium, so you should be talking to your own doc about what you are taking including supplements. ...Read more

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Dx of cardiomyopathy, CHF & diabetes in 9/2012. Taking metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). I have muscle pain w/ activity such as bending, walking, etc. Could it be due to meds?

Dx of cardiomyopathy, CHF & diabetes in 9/2012. Taking metoprolol, lisinopril, pravastatin, metformin & lantus (insulin glargine). I have muscle pain w/ activity such as bending, walking, etc. Could it be due to meds?

Maybe : Generalized muscle aches without any overuse can be caused by pravastatin or statins in general. Consider discussing this symptom with your doc and find other alternatives for cholesterol reduction if this is the side effect. ...Read more

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Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Multiple reasons: Non ischemic means it is not from lack of blood supply to the heart. Hypertrophic impies the heart size is getting larger. CHF implies the heart is starting to fail. One cause of this is prolonged hypertension, but there are multiple causes. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Since I have dilated cardiomyopathy (age 19), does that necessarily mean I have CHF? Am I going to eventually develop CHF? Thanks in advance!

Serious concern.: Given your age, you may not have the full-blown symptoms of CHF yet, but an underlying cardiomyopathy (assuming the diagnosis was made by echocardiogram or "usual means") is a serious diagnosis. Your likelihood of developing CHF is so high that you have to be followed yearly (if not more often) & start on meds at the 1st sign of heart failure. Keep a diary, talk to Cardiologist. Use HealthTap Prim ...Read more

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With a heart rate of 86 - 126 how dangerous is hypotension that drops to 60's/50's? I also have nonischemic cardiomyopathy, copd, and chf.

With a heart rate of 86 - 126  how dangerous is hypotension that drops to 60's/50's? I also have nonischemic cardiomyopathy, copd, and chf.

Medication adjustmen: The BP is concerning. The hr can also be from medications being used to control your condition or as a response to your blood pressure. You should see your doctor asap as that BP can cause more problem even with your heart and even stroke. I don't know your whole history or medicines so you need to see your md. ...Read more

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How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy? I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

How long can a male live with an fev of 27, chf, and a non ischemic cardiomyopathy?  I also have semi-controlled high blood pressure, stroke symptoms

CHF: Your combination of ingredients is serious. I presume you are under the care of a cardiologist and following his/her program carefully. Diet, exercise and a group of medications together have the potential for maximizing your quantity and quality of life. No one without more knowledge of your status can give you a good prediction of longevity. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I will have heart failure?

I was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, what is the likelihood that I will have heart failure?

It depends: Why do you have cardiomyopathy? It can be from a diseased heart due to lack of oxygen (blocked arteries), it can happen as a side affects of some drugs, it can happen as the result of some type of infection even a cold type virus. So why it happened, and how severe it is, will help to determine the likelyhood, or unlikelyhood of there being a progression to heart failure. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

Whats the difference between right ventricular enlargement, cardiomyopathy and right sided heart failure? What is worse?

Hello again!: RV enlargement can be a SIGN of something wrong with the RV (weakness, pressure or volume overload). Cardiomyopathy means muscle weakness: the ventricle fails to contracts with normal vigor. This can be due to many things: the commonest are viral infection, alcohol, and genetics. If the RV can't handle the load, it may eventually fail resulting in"right sided heart failure". ...Read more

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Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to commit suicide. ...Read more

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Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Benefits of the selective beta blocker toprol (metoprolol) for heart failure/ cardiomyopathy?

Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more


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