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Can LVH, distended atrium and atrial fibrillation be related to mitochondrial disfunction? (Also DX with mitochondrial myopathy re motor issues).

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But as part of patho- mechanism or disease process -- and not the cause
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Female 61, LS heart failure, AF thus metoprolol, history lifelong mitochondrial myopathy, PE, OA and NAFLD. Safe to take rosuvastatin for cholesterol?

Who knows?

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You present a unique group of disorders in which statins have never been tested. Individually, none of your disorders, including your liver disease, are contraindications to rosuvastatin. I would start it and check CK, ALT and AST (the known toxicities) at 6 weeks and 6 months.
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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms

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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.
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Dr. Robert Kent answered:

Could you explain what is mitochondrial myopathy?

Disease where

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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!
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Dr. Richard Vanis answered:

What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

See a doctor

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There can be several reasons for myopathy. One of the major causes in the US today is the use of medications used for lowering cholestral. There are other causes that are genetic in nature. A full medicl evaluation and history is the best tool.
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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

Significant disease

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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.
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What is the treatment for myopathy?

Varies

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There many different type of myopathies arising from different trigger sites, so there is no one specific trestmen.
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Dr. Clarke Holmes answered:

What are the symptoms of myopathy?

Soreness, pain

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Myopathy implies a problem/disease with muscle tissue. Symptoms include muscle pain and soreness, tenderness to the touch, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue.
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What is a myopathy?

Disease of muscle

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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.
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What are the tests for myopathy?

Many

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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.
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