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Is Cardio Myopothy Hereditary
Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy (cm) is weakness of the heart muscle. This can be caused by alcoholism, high blood pressure, certain drugs, and other environmental exposures. We have an increasing awareness of many genetic causes, too. Several hundred genes can have errors (mutations) that can cause different types of cm, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cm. These often run in families. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if you have a post partum cardio myopothy, will it definetley go away on it's own after 6 months?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?
What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?
Physician can tell: A huge number of myopathies are hereditary but some of the most common and troublesome ones (polymyalgia rheumatica, inclusion body myositis, polymyositis / dermatomyositis) seem to strike at random. Your physician has a duty not just to tell you the diagnosis, but whether it's hereditary and where there's a risk to others. ...Read more
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?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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