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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

I have  congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the muscle surrounding the heart. It is a condition that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood and deliver it throughout the body. A common symptom is chest pain, although mild cases ...Read more


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Does heart worms cause cardiomyopathy?

Does heart worms cause cardiomyopathy?

Heart worms: You need to ask a veterinarian that question :-) i believe heart worms pose a mechanical problem by "filling up" the cavities of the heart. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Will Methaphetmine use with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cause heart failure?

Could: This is like pouring gasoline on a fire. This takes a heart muscle that is wearing out and stimulates it to work harder. To me its just another way to commit suicide. ...Read more

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Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Is it possible for prolonged anxiety to cause an enlarged heart and cardiomyopathy in children?

Never.: Cardiomyopathy is a condition that can be inherited or it can be produced by a virus or it can be caused by an inherited metabolic problem. It is a chronic disease that affects the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Can you have prolonged (I.e 24/7) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

Can you have prolonged (I.e 24/7) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

24/7 chest pain is: usually not the heart.There are many other structures in the chest that can cause persistant pain.Seek help from your doc.He can rule out heart problems,which would ,at least,give you some peace of mind. ...Read more

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Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

Can U hav prolonged (on & off pain all day) stress cardiomyopathy symptoms (or heart pain caused by stress). As opposed to just one significant event?

CM not painful: Cardiomyopathy is not painful. It's damaged heart muscle that leads to impairment of the pumping action of the heart. It usually leads to shortness of breath with exertion. You may be talking about Takotsubo cardiomyopathy which seems to be associated with a very high level of stress, usually an acute event. but again, not painful. It's diagnosed by echocardiogram and resolves in most cases. ...Read more

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Got heart palpitations. Could hypertrophic cardiomyopathy be the cause?

Got heart palpitations. Could hypertrophic cardiomyopathy be the cause?

It is possible: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause palpitations. Some are benign. However, ventricular arrhythmia is possible. You need to discuss with your cardiologist about your risks. ...Read more

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I have mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the left ventricular. Can this cause fatal arrhythmia? I have had an echo which showed my heart is strong.

I have mild hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the left ventricular. Can this cause fatal arrhythmia? I have had an echo which showed my heart is strong.

Yes: Unfortunately hcm can lead to sudden death. The heart usually beats well. Most patients should be on some medication, most frequently a beta-blocker, with this diagnosis. You should be followed bya cardiologist familiar with this disease. ...Read more

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