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How Is Myocarditis Affect The Heart
Heart, chf: A heart attack is when a blood vessel to the heart blocks off and a part of the heart is damaged. A cardiac arrest can be the result of a heart attack. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops pumping for one reason or another. A heart attack can cause cardiac arrest. A cardiac arrest isn't necessarily caused by a heart attack. Heart failure is when the heart can't supply the body's demands ...Read more
Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that area of the heart and eventually the involved area of muscle dies. Heart failure is most often the result of several small or one large heart attack that affects enough muscle to keep the heart from being able to pump blood effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous ways: It is well known that smoking, obesity, and lack of exercise can contribute to coronary disease, in part through effects on blood pressure and diabetes, and in part via more direct effects on the arteries. Stress can sometimes play a role in this in predisposed individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy ?
Failure of the heart: Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause. ...Read more
See below ...: cardiac arrest: pumping or rhythm abnormality so severe that the flow of blood thought the heart is super low or zero - incompatible with life unless successfully treated. heaty attack - region of heart muscle get less oxygen than it needs so the muscle dies. heart failure - heart is unable to adequately deliver oxygen to the body, or requires an unhealthy amount of filling pressure to do so. ...Read more
The physical effect of Betablockers on the heart is they decrease the cardiac contractility can this lead to stiffened
Heart Valves in long term use?
NO: There are no long term effects of beta blockers on the heart valves or for that matter ANY STRUCTURAL cardiac abnormalities!!!!! Hope this helps and answers the NUMEROUS QUESTIONS on this subject at todays on-line session!! BE WELL DR Z ...Read more
Multiple ways: Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death. Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a healthy heart are you less likely to die from myocarditis i dont understand why some die and some dont ?
Complex: Myocarditis has several causes and is relatively less common. Depending upon what the etiological factor is, whether it is acute or chronic, and how the body responds to the insult to the heart - outcomes can vary. I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but that is what the reality is, there no simple answer. It varies case to case, if heart severely damaged, recovery can vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is your tropinine higher with heart failure or myocarditis? So when your tropinine is normal does this almost exclude one of those?
A normal troponin: doesn't necessarily mean that you don't have heart failure or myocarditis. Often with heart failure, unless a heart attack or significant stress to an impaired heart is involved, troponins are normal. Additionally only around 50% of biopsy proven myocarditis have elevated troponins, so you can have both conditions and normal troponins. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Supposing you had myocarditis (inflammation of heart) caused by alcohol. Would cessation restore your heart to its normal state and after how long?
Myocardiopathy: If you have myocardial damage due to alcohol, cessation of alcohol is absolutely necessary. If it is stopped before too much damage is done, then decent function may remain. Myocarditis is not exactly the pathology of alcohol damage which is toxicity rather than primarily inflammatory. ...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?
Suffer aniexty had awful depersonalization for a week shaky worried about heart had normal ecgs last year reasurence needed? worried about myocarditis
Psychotherapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
I am assuming : You developed viral myocarditis vs bacterial endocarditis. Based on your age. No other info given by you. Depending on the case, the infection can get better with antibiotics and proper care but the damage to the heart, if heal at all, will take longer. Medication therapy and possibly surgical correction, if a heart valve involved, may be necessary. Continue close care with your cardiology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went through 4 days of extreme drug abuse, no sleep, and strenuous exercise that triggered some irritation in my heart. Could this be myocarditis?
Seek Medical Help: It is very difficult to provide you with any specific diagnosis based upon the details presented in your question. Given the fact that you have concern for your heart is enough to warrant an immediate appointment with your primary care physican or a trip to the emergency room. Less emergent but none the less important is your report of drug abuse. Talk to your physican. There is help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would myocarditis or heart failure show up immediately after Rheumatic Fever if heart was affected?
How often and soon (tens of years?) myocarditis develop to dilated cardiomyopathy? Happens it only if heart is scarred during myocarditis? How I know?
Wondering about myocarditis. In hospital 3 weeks ago, presented first as heart attack, after no damage found told is myo. Home to rest and off work. Still symptoms. How long? And can I make it worse?
Yes: Typically, there in patients with myocarditis, there are abnormalities on both ECG and echocardiogram. In fact, if both the ECG and the echocardiogram were normal, the likelihood of myocarditis would be very low. Typical ECG findings are st and t wave changes, and perhaps low amplitude qrs complexes. Echocardiographic findings are decrease ventricular function and perhaps pericardial effusion. ...Read more
Every person unique: I urge you to contact your cardiologist. They are the only doctors in a position to evaluate you child and determine how quickly the condition is changing, if at all. ...Read more
Severe aniexty convinced I have myocarditis and I'm dying heart racing breathless dizzy aniexty or serious Plz help?
Likely panic attack: Have you had any lab tests or other examination that indicates myocarditis? See your doctor for diagnostic tests. In many many cases, people who go to emergency rooms thinking they are having a heart attack or otherwise "going to die" are found to have no symptoms of physical ailment. If no physical cause is found, see a therapist who offers exposure therapy for panic disorder. ...Read more
Had ECG and blood work 2 days into virsl illness.Now heart racing and skipping lots. 3 days later is myocarditis still possible?
Relax ;): Myocarditis is an unusual presentation of a viral illness. For arrythmias, skipped beats to be a presentation of myocarditis is possible, you would most likely be far sicker than you are with a depressed cardiac function, and feeling very fatigued. Having occasional PVC (Premature Ventricular contraction) during viral infections is a relatively common picture. Relax ;) ...Read more
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