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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

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more


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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

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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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How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

Very : Any inhaled pollutant is not healthy for a cardiomyopathy patient. Using weed is not healthy anyway. Best to discontinue any form of smoking for your brain and heart's sake. ...Read more

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Had a cardiac mri. Would this of shown dilate cardiomypathy?

Had a cardiac mri.  Would this of shown dilate cardiomypathy?

Yes: Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive (non-needle based) way to assess heart size and function. It is the best in quantifying and characterizing heart tissue and functioning. If your heart is dilated (too big) it will probably diagnosis. It will also help determine the cause of the abnormality. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cardiac output in patient with dilated cardiomyopathy?

Can you tell me more about cardiac output in patient with dilated cardiomyopathy?

Typically decreased: Dilated cardiomyopathy in the classic form has greatest effect on the left ventricle, which is responsible for pumping blood to the body. In dilated cardiomyopathy, the muscle that makes up the left ventricle is weaker than normal and has less reserve. Therefore, typically, the cardiac output is less than normal and the ability to increase cardiac output for exercise is blunted. Meds can help. ...Read more

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Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Pectoris atherosclerosis congestive heart failure coronary artery disease dilate hypertension myocardial angina pectoris, what are these?

Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery disease = narrowing and atherosclerosis of heart arteries. Dilate = expand diameter. Hypertension = high blood pressure (within arterial network). Myocardial = heart. Angina pectoris = pain of chest from coronary artery disease, lack of oxygen to heart ...Read more

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What to do about myopathy?

What to do about myopathy?

Myopathy = muscle: weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. OMIM.org lists 586 genetic defects that cause congenital myopathies. The many disorders that cause acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. History, family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy, genetic & other lab studies are needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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