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Heart Scar Tissue Cause
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Yes: The area that is scarred does not work and help in the pumping and the heart gets weaker. The scarred tissue also impedes the contraction and makes the pumping even weaker, and it does not conduct electrical current like the normal muscles. The weaker heart, puts out less blood that goes in the heart, hence, the heart failure. ...Read more
I have history of a asd repair as a child, large amount of scar tissue on my heart. Last few month retaining fluids in my legs/ abdomen, notice low BP but increase pulse. What could be wrong?
See cardiologist: If you are not already seeing a cardiologist I would immediately. These are signs of potential congestive failure. ...Read more
Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?
36 yo w/symptoms of PF. Heart, asthma & infection ruled out. Pending PFT results. Could scarring bad enough to cause symptoms be missed by CXR?
Usually not...: Usually if you have lung scarring bad enough to cause symptoms, the chest x-ray should show some abnormality. But, the more sensitive test for this would be a high resolution chest cat scan. This test will show scarring that may be missed on the chest x-ray so, if there is any question, ask that this test be performed. Good luck!! ...Read more
Lung CT scan shows no inflammation no scarring pulmonary pft shows decreased gas exchange heart fine positive ana. What could cause sob?
Probably: Many artificial heart options have a sound that can be noted by being close to the person. It also depends on the patients weight. ...Read more
Does myocarditis always left some scars in one's heart? It is possible to live normal, sporty, health and long life with scarred hearth?
My baby had open heart sergary now she's a month old And her scar is kind of red and puffy around the top of it what does this mean im worried?
Infection: The area may just be irritated, but you want to make sure it is not infected. One sign would be any drainage from the area. To be safe have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
Is it nromal for heart rate increase working on a hot day? Its been riding about 88-120 all day im home now and showered still riding about 85 im scar
It is normal for the: Heart rate to increase on very hot days, and to come back down when you cool off. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?
Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent. ...Read more
Scar Revision.: Go and see a reputable board certified plastic surgeon who will evaluate the scar and revise it if it is necesary. ...Read more
Interested in reducing scar from heart surgery performed 30 years ago as a child. Any suggestions on doctors in Northern California? Thanks
See Plastic surgeon: Seek referral UCSF / UC DAVIS or Stanford. ...Read more
Where begins and where ends sternotomy scar on chest after heart surgery and what length is this scar? How long takes complete heal of this scar?
2-3 months: Scar usually from sternal notch to upper abdomen. ...Read more
How do I minimize the appearance of a surgical scar following heart surgery. Does the person responsible for closing the sutures contribute to the final appearance?
Skin scars: It takes about a year for skin scars to look like they will for the rest of your life. When the skin is closed and healed, try using lotion with vitamin E and cocoa butter and massage into the scar daily. Also remember sunscreen, these techniques will give your scar a better chance of healing up well. ...Read more
Reduce not Remove: There may be many options to reduce the appearance or visibility of the scar but unfortunately there is no way to remove or regenerate normal skin at this point in medicine. Discuss your options with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
When someone gets angina for a few minutes due to coronary disease, does it scar the heart or damage it? Or is it just heart attacks that damage muscle.
Probably Not: Brief episodes of angina likely do not cause any measurable heart damage. They are, however, a very important warning sign and should not be ignored. If the frequency/duration/severity of anginal attacks is increasing or if someone has new onset angina that hasn't been evaluated yet, then it is important to see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Heart beating rapidly when ever I go upstairs or run. I am overweight, and I think that there is a history of heart disease in my family. I will run up the stairs or do anything active and my heart beats fast. It scars me. I think I am just psyching mysel
The: The random chest pains are unlikely to be indicative of heart disease. It sounds like the best thing you could do for your health is to lose weight, don't smoke and get more exercise. Most colleges have student health services, which may be your best option to get comprehensive evaluation of your health situation without being hit with a large bill. ...Read more
I had the vein removed from my thigh 8 yrs ago when I had a heart bypass. Am getting a lot of pain at one end of scar. Any reason for this?
Possible neuroma: Small nerves travel I close proximity to the vein and when injured (which is not always preventable) they may cause the surrounding are to be numb or may produce a neuroma which is a benign pressure sensitive tumor that may cause pain or electrical shocks. If these do not respond to desensitization they may need to be destroyed or excised or transferred to muscle/bone. ...Read more
My 14 wk old daughter has had an avsd heart repair 2 was ago. Now has red blotches on chest. Not on scar though. Doc treating for infection but nature?
Independent facors: This could likely be independent things. If the infection was viral (and it can be very hard to tell) then a day or two after the fever breaks, you can get a red rash starting on the torso/abdomen and spreading to the near arms and legs. You may wish to see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more
I had a ultrasound at 6 weeks dr didn't see anything no sac. Just a bunch of cyst on right ovary I do have a heart shaped utarus plus a lot of scar tissuef rom 4 csections and other surgerys. Could it be possable dr just over looked the sac?
Small chance: Chances are, the sac wasn't missed, especially with a cystic ovary. ...Read more
My 14 week old daughter had an avsd open heart surgery repair which went well. Now has a red rash around her scar. What could this reddening be?
What happens if scar forms on the heart after aortic valve replacement surgery, is there any remedy for this?
My son is 5 months post op from open heart surgery. He has a rash around his chest scar. It is a red sandpaper feeling. Normal or call the ped.
Life expectancy of a 59-year-old male, type 1 diabetic after receiving a right coronary artery stent, while having the other side of heart scarred.?
Difficult to sat: Risk assessment over 5 years as described is well validated. Predicting lifespan is challenging. Aggressive management of risk factors in close coordination with your doctors and specialists is crucial. ...Read more
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