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Acute heart failure/myopathy from an autoimmune disease or virus/bacteria... Wouldn't this cause an abnormal CBC, C-RP & ESR??

Acute heart failure/myopathy from an autoimmune disease or virus/bacteria... Wouldn't this cause an abnormal CBC, C-RP & ESR??

Not necessarily: All these are general tests , not specific to a certain disease, you can have all what you mentioned with normal values of the said tests, ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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What parts of the spinal cord tell the heart to beat and the lungs to breath so if it was damaged, you could die pretty suddenly?

What parts of the spinal cord tell the heart to beat and the lungs to breath so if it was damaged, you could die pretty suddenly?

Vagus Nerve: Comes directly from the brain, not from spinal cord, controls heart & lungs. Phrenic nerve controls the diaphragm this comes off from cervical nerves in the neck c3 -c5, so you would have to damage spinal cord high in the neck to affect breathing. ...Read more

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Is the heart rate affected by a spinal cord injury?

Is the heart rate affected by a spinal cord injury?

Its slows down: In the acute phase after a sci, your heart rate (hr) tends to slow down as a result of unopposed action of the vagus nerve (nerve in charge of slowing hr). As a result, patient are at risk of developing low and irregular heart beat (bradyarrhythmias). ...Read more

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How will heart rate be affected by a spinal cord injury?

How will heart rate be affected by a spinal cord injury?

Depends on level: Depending on the level of injury there could be a disconnection between your central and sympathetic nervous systems. This can result in autonomic dysreflexia if they are exposed to some noxious stimulus. This can cause elevated blood pressure and decreased heart rate than cold be fatal is not treated. Injuries above the level of t6 are are the greatest risk. ...Read more

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How is someone's heart rate affected by a spinal cord injury?

How is someone's heart rate affected by a spinal cord injury?

Spinal Cord Injury: When the spinal cord is injured, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system can also be damaged. This segment of the nervous system is assigned to control heart rate and pressure. There is also no neural feedback or control from the rest of the circulatory system resulting in wide swings, especially drops, in blood pressure. ...Read more

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In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries?

Sounds like a riddle: Okay, i give up. In what way are spinal cord injuries similar to heart injuries? ...Read more

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What organ is most affected by stroke? The heart/circulatory or brain and spinal cord?

What organ is most affected by stroke? The heart/circulatory or brain and spinal cord?

Brain: Stroke is a condition that primarily affects the brain.There are ischemic strokes where a particular blood vessel is blocked and the part of the brain that is perfused is deprived of blood/oxygen and then dies.There are hemorrhagic strokes where there is the accumulation of blood in the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage)or aneuysmal bleed where the blood spills out into the outer layers of the brain. ...Read more

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Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Yes: It probably happens more often than we realize. We know that certain viruses, like echo and coxsackie viruses have a predilection for the heart and there may be others that are not as well recognized. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more