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Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Does heart scar tissue cause pain?

Heart: No pain fibers in heart, if there's pain something is going on besides the scar alone being present. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

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


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Does scar tissue developed after heart attack can lead to heart failure?

Does scar tissue developed after heart attack can lead to heart failure?

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

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Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

Could a mass in between the lung and heart be scar tissue from a hernia surgery?

See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. It could be something serious, like a malignancy, so you might need a biopsy. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?

Can long term anxiety and lack of sleep in a healthy young adult cause scarring of the heart or inflammation?

Long term sleep loss: And anxiety can cause many physical conditions. Please see your doc to rule out/identify any medical situations and then a mental health professional to learn how to manage your anxiety and sleep situations. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If there were no scars or external power source, could someone tell if I had an artificial heart?

If there were no scars or external power source, could someone tell if I had an artificial heart?

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

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Does scars found on my heart mean I've had a heart attack in the padt?

Does scars found on my heart mean I've had a heart attack in the padt?

Very likely: Trauma, infection, rheumatic diseases
and some others
the most usual are the scars of heart attack= myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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Does myocarditis always left some scars in one's heart? It is possible to live normal, sporty, health and long life with scarred hearth?

Does myocarditis always left some scars in one's heart? It is possible to live normal, sporty, health and long life with scarred hearth?

Not always scars: A cardiac MRI can tell you how much of the heart (if any) has permanent damage/scarring - this can guide prognosis (what we can predict about your future). if there is not much damage often one can recover to normal activity and longevity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will my heart surgery scar stay forever?

Will my heart surgery scar stay forever?

Scarring by: Definition is healthy tissue/muscle that has been damaged & replaced with fibrosis due to lack of blood flow. ...Read more

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During heart attack does damaged myocardium contracts normally until it scars?

During heart attack does damaged myocardium contracts normally until it scars?

No: A heart attack happens when the heart muscle gets so little oxygen (the fuel it needs to stay alive and contract) that it dies. When there is a lack of fuel, at first, the muscle contracts less than normal. When the muscle is dead, it does not contract at all. ...Read more

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How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?

How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?

Uncertain: myocarditis or inflammation to the heart either be induced or infected then into dilated cardiomyopathy is difficult to predict as each individual response to any inflammatory condition can vary. I would recommend routine cardiology followup care instead. ...Read more

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How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

Not possible: A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent. ...Read more

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How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

How can I get an open heart surgery scar to appear better?

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

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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?

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

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I had open heart surgery as a baby, but I am all grown up now and want to get rid of the scar.?

I had open heart surgery as a baby, but I am all grown up now and want to get rid of the scar.?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Multiple Causes: This depends on when the surgery was done. Reddening could be a sign of infection. It could also be part of the normal healing, or simply an irritant rash. Please review this with your child's cardiologist. ...Read more

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What happens if scar forms on the heart after aortic valve replacement surgery, is there any remedy for this?

What happens if scar forms on the heart after aortic valve replacement surgery, is there any remedy for this?

No need: Scarring occurs as a healing process. There is no need to do anything unless the scar constricts your heart called constrictive pericarditis. Symptoms are shortness of breath, leg swelling, tiredness etc. ...Read more

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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.?

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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more