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Doctor insights on: How Serious Is Marijuana For People With Dilated Cardio Myopathy

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

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

Cardiology: History,Physical exam, ECG, chest X-ray, echocardiogram, other tests include catheterization, angiography, electro physiologic tests, nuclear, MRI, and more... It all depends on what we need to learn about the patient ...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

Dr. Richard Zimon
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Myopathy (Definition)

Myopathy is a general term describing the presence of disease in muscle. It is a disorder that may be inherited or ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

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