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How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

How serious is marijuana for people with dilated cardio myopathy?

Very: Any inhaled pollutant is not healthy for a cardiomyopathy patient. Using weed is not healthy anyway. Best to discontinue any form of smoking for your brain and heart's sake. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy ...Read more


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Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

Can someone with cardio myopathy go cold turkey from booze?

Carefully: Someone with cardiomyopathy should not consume alcohol. However, some people who drink regularly and substantially become dependent on alcohol, and abruptly stopping can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms. You should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the longest known survival period in a case of cardio myopathy?

Depends: It depends on your ejection fraction and overall health. See a cardiologist and get yourself the best chance. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed with cardio myopathy (or other heart diseases)? What tests are done?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several such as ECG, echocardiogram, cardiac MRI, and there are tests to find out about additional features or reason behind it like blood tests, Holter, genetic testing... ...Read more

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Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Why do some people develop hypertropic cardio myopathy and others not?

Genetics: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle caused by an abnormality in some of the genes that determine the structure of the heart muscle. People who possess the abnormal gene develop hcm; people with the normal gene do not. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

No: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy needs to be followed closely, especially as it puts some (not all) people who have it at risk for sudden death on the sports field. It's fairly treatable both by conservative means and by operative interventions. Sex is the least of your worries. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an aunt who is 81 years old. She advised me today that she has stage 4 cardio myopathy. What is her life expectancy given a diagnosis 1 year ag?

I have an aunt who is 81 years old. She advised me today that she has stage 4 cardio myopathy. What is her life expectancy given a diagnosis 1 year ag?

Class 4 CHF: I would say that she has a short remaining life-span, although heart meds will help. She may benefit from a ventricular assist device or an icd. ...Read more

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Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Are ischemic heart disease and hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy related?

Not really: Ischemic heart disease refers to atherosclerotic disease of thee coronary arteries. Hocm is a disorder of the muscle cells of the heart. There is not a common cause. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

It depends: Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

What is hypertrophic obstructive cardio myopathy?

Serious disease: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

HOCM: Yes. It could affect your performance due to symptoms. Also your children could have inherited genes. Consult a cardiologist. Please refer to the following website for full details:
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/heart/disorders/hcm/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

What is hypertropic cardio myopathy?

Significant disease: 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. ...Read more

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Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Absolutely: Your heart is a pump that never stops. It pumps blood filled with nutrients and oxygen to your cells so that they may do their job. If your pump isn't working correctly then you entire body suffers. Think of your car not getting enough gas, how does it act?
Good luck, ask your doctor about home or portable oxygen treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm (highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis (skin diseases)?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is latest medicine for hcm (highper trophic cardio myopathy-heart diseases) and psoriasis (skin diseases)?

HCM: Drugs for hcm are commonly those that are negatively inotropic such as all betablockers, verapamil and (if an antiarrhythmic is needed), norpace (disopyramide). For serious arrhythmias, often used with an icd, amiodarone. For psoriasis: sorry, not my field! If drugs fail, surgery is indicated (myomectomy/myotomy). ...Read more

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What are the effects of postpartum cardiomyopathy & marijuana?

What are the effects of postpartum cardiomyopathy & marijuana?

Who knows: When it comes to mixing cannabalis with medical problems or other medication treatments all bets are off. There are no studies to guide us in giving medical advice. Discuss with your doctor openly. Assessing potential benefits and potential risks with a physician who knows you is priceless. ...Read more

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I have severe sinus bradycardia, can this cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

I have severe sinus bradycardia, can this cause dilated cardiomyopathy?

No: Bradycardia is usually not harmful as tachycardia. Rate is not imp. Unless ur symptomatic with dizziness, Fallon or pass out. It is normal in athletes. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more