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Doctor insights on: How To Strengthen A Weak Heart Muscle

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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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

LVH: In general a 'slightly thickened' heart muscle would not alone cause symptoms. Having said that, there usually would be a cause for the thickening and so symptoms would be possible related to the cause added to the thickening. ...Read more

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How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

See below: An echo or nuclear gated scan can determine this easily. If there is a question of hibernation, a thallium stress test or PET scan is indicated. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between myofascial problems to heart muscle problems?

Is there a relation between myofascial problems to heart muscle problems?

Not: That I am aware of, but generally this says your body I upet about something & it may also be upset about other things that could afect your risk for heardening of the arteries, diabets, or high blood pressure. Look around to see what you may be doing to cause this. Www. Thepmc. Org. ...Read more

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What is the condition where the heart muscle have become clogged with fatty substances?

What is the condition where the heart muscle have become clogged with fatty substances?

Fat heart: There is a lipoid infiltration of the heart muscle that is rare but you probably refer to arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis which are diseases associated with fatty infiltration of blood vessels including the heart's blood vessels. ...Read more

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Had a heart cath. Told I had a thickened heart muscle. How serious? Can I reduce thickness?

Had a heart cath. Told I had a thickened heart muscle. How serious? Can I reduce thickness?

Yes: Heart cath does not diagnose a thickened heart muscle. An echocardiogram or ultrasound does, unless it is a more serious condition known as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The more common condition is LVH or hypertrophy of the heart which is caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure. Reversing the blood pressure can reverse some of the LVH particularly with ace inhibitors. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is best for the heart muscle?

What type of exercise is best for the heart muscle?

Aerobic: The aha recommends 150 minutes / week of moderate aerobic activity spread over 4-6 days for optimal cardiovascular health. ...Read more

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I didn't get help for my mi until 36 hrs after onset of symtons. Is the considerable damage done to heart muscle reversable?

I didn't get help for my mi until 36 hrs after onset of symtons. Is the considerable damage done to heart muscle reversable?

Echo: An echo can answer this question, which the cardiologist will order to determine the damage to the heart muscle. It all depends on your age, risk factors, such as smoking history, high cholesterol, diabetes, and what artery was involved, time is only one factor in the story. ...Read more

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Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Depends: Dead heart tissue heals by forming scar tissue. Heart tissue, which is ischemic, does have the ability to heal, but dead tissue is dead, period. ...Read more

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I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

Maybe: You should have complete medical evaluation as this could be a lot of different problems. Some people develop or are born with muscle disorders that can affect the heart muscle too. There are blood tests and a test called EMG that can be helpful. Pleas see your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

See below: Proper diet, coq-10 and selenium as well as omega 3 fa supplements, regular exercise, having a healthy and steady weight.
Speak to a nutritionist for more detailed guidance. ...Read more

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I am 47 years, I ask. Does installing pacemaker help to improving my heart muscle, my e.F is 32%. Thanks?

I am 47 years, I ask. Does installing pacemaker help to improving my heart muscle, my e.F is 32%. Thanks?

Depends: If the disease is in the muscle, installing a pacer will help if and only if there's a problem getting the atrial kick to the ventricles at the right time. Pacers are great for the right patients, but if the problem is a weak muscle in itself, don't expect benefit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin I value to the normal level (0.27ng)?

Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin I value to the normal level (0.27ng)?

No.: No, resumption of normal troponin levels does not mean the heart tissue is restored.
If the heart muscle is damaged during a heart attack, scar tissue will form from the damaged tissue. Medications such as ace inhibitors can help the remodeling/healing process of the remaining tissue after a heart attack which can be beneficial. The scar tissue remains. ...Read more

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Would angina usually hurt where the heart muscle is in the chest? My pain is a little higher than the hearts main cetre and doesn't go to the left

Location: The location of pain is a poor predictor of angina: it can be practically anywhere above the waist in a given individual. Angina is exceptionally rare in a 22 year old. ...Read more

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Can multiple system atrophy affect the heart muscle?

Can multiple system atrophy affect the heart muscle?

Unfortunately yes: As MSA progresses, every muscle in the body eventually gets affected by the degeneration of the autonomic nerves & other derangements which cannot be compensated for anymore by the "voluntary" nervous system. I have a patient who is likely going through his last stages & it is a relentless disease process for which he now refuses any & all interventions to help him with breathing or swallowing. ...Read more

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Is ventricular fibrillation a problem inside the heart muscle?

Is ventricular fibrillation a problem inside the heart muscle?

Electrical...: Ventricular fibrillation is an electrical problem that causes the heart to quiver so it cannot pump blood. Since there is no blood flow, the patient is clinically dead and the heart needs to be shocked, hopefully back into a normal rhythmn. ...Read more

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Will a high ejection fraction (72%) wear my heart muscle out prematurely?

Will a high ejection fraction (72%) wear my heart muscle out prematurely?

Depends.: A high EF is not in itself harmful. Certainly depends upon the underlying reason and your physiology at the time of the exam. Hard to explain here, but if there is no other anatomic abnormality this may have been a normal finding. You should discuss this with the provider who ordered your test. ...Read more

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What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

Mostly Muscle Relate: But can have other indirect causes such a low potassium, Fever, with sepsis, trauma, blood clots to the lungs or in the vessels, certain drugs and snake bites to name a few. ...Read more

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I went to the cardiologist today and was told I have a thickening of the heart muscle. Tell me straight how dangerous is this?

I went to the cardiologist today and was told I have a thickening of the heart muscle. Tell me straight how dangerous is this?

Depends: The greater the degree of thickness the worse the prognosis. More importantly the thickening of the heart indicates poor blood pressure controll over a long period of time. The longer this goes on the worse the pronosis. Pts can develope heart failure and arrythmias. Strict blood pressure controll is essential (130/80 or less). ...Read more

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Coronary ischemia effects? Do a few heart muscle cells die each time you have angina?

Coronary ischemia effects? Do a few heart muscle cells die each time you have angina?

Not necessarily: Angina is a symptom of chest discomfort. Heart cells die only when the blood supply to the heart is stopped for at least 20 minutes. Angina may occur with no stoppage of blood to the heart, or it may occur in the presence of a damaging heart attack, known as myocardial infarction. ...Read more

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If my anemia has gone undiagnosed 2 years or more could irrepairable damage have been done to my oxygen deprived heart muscle?

If my anemia has gone undiagnosed 2 years or more could irrepairable damage have been done to my oxygen deprived heart muscle?

Unlikely: Anemia often produces symptoms before it can cause anyorgan damage. Heart is quite sensitive to low oxygen and will produce symptoms of pain in the chest called angina which comes on physical strain and goes away on rest. Unless you have such symptoms of angina you have not risked your heart for any damage.
What is your hemoglobin (HB) level? If it is >8 grams, you are not going to have any damage. ...Read more