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Is It Safe To Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Dilated means that the heart is enlarged, & cardiomyopathy means sick heart muscle. There are many reasons for the heart muscle to get weak/dilated including genetic disorders, certain inflammatory conditions, & toxins including alcohol. Many cases are idiopathic, meaning the cause is unknown. Reversal of cardiomyopathy is sometimes possible with treatment, & new ...Read more
Yep. : Amifru is a combination of two medications that cause one to move fluid out by urinating, keeping it from backing up in the lungs. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause and if there are reversible factors. If it is severe and/or progressive, getting to a heart failure specialist is critical, but any cardiomyopathy should have at least a full cardiology consultation to assess the possible treatment paths appropriate for the circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is is possible to have a dilated cardiomyopathy and bradycardia? I take no medicines for the cardiomyopathy.
Yes, it's possible: Bradycardia can go along with cardiomyopathies. It can also be normal in some people, especially athletes. Bradycardia (low heart rate) needs emergency treatment if it causes symptoms: fainting, fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath. If you have been diagnosed with both these things, then you're seeing a cardiologist, probably, who'll know what treatment you need & what to watch for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flying: Flying doesn't pose a problem as long as one is asymptomatic. As long as no structural disease is present, defined by a normal echo and a normal stress test, there shouldn't be problem. But this should be confirmed by your Cardiologist/Internist/Family Medicine physician. Avoid tobacco, caffeine, and other products that may increase episodes. But again confirm this with your doctor. ...Read more
Safe and Helpful!: In a research study nearly 90% of those with hypertension had large reductions in blood pressure after a 10 day medically-supervised fast. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11416824 it would be best to do this under the supervision of a doctor with knowledge about how to safely fast. While a water fast was used in the study, i believe a juice fast is safer. ...Read more
Travel with angina: Angina not specifically attributed to a known and adequately treated etiology would be a risk for travel. I would not advise travel if you're having chest pains that have been termed "angina" if the exact etiology has not been identified and adequately treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not always: If you are referring to having your eyes dilated with drops in the ophthalmologist's office, this is generally safe, except when you have "narrow angles." this can be determined by your eye md. If your pupil spontaneously dilates, this can be a sign of a problem in the brain (tumor, aneurysm, etc) and should be evaluated right away by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Rare: Congenital heart block is a rare disorder. It has an incidence of about 1 in 22, 000 live births. It may be associated with high mortality and morbidity. It is often associated with neonatal lupus. Congenital heart block is frequently associated with underlying structural congenital heart disease. Decreased survival depends largely on presence of structural heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How lethal is a congestive heart failure? My hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has turned into congestive heart failure, how dangerous is it and is it possible to keep it under control?
This : This is a very serious condition requiring close management from a skilled cardiologist, and optimally you should establish care with a large referral center with expertise in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, such as a university hospital. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is not a curable condition, and when it progresses to the point that it causes congestive heart failure symptoms it is typically quite advanced and difficult to manage. There are medications that can help control the heart failure, but you should also be evaluated for advanced therapies such as a defibrillator or even a heart transplant. Your family members should also be screened for this genetic condition if they haven't already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: In general they would be safe, but it good to know what your murmur is. Is it innocent, or do you have a specific diagnosis? If you give me more information, i can be more helpful. ...Read more
Yes, but not much.: Transverse fetal lie is unstable and typically converts to either cephalic (head-down) or breech (head-up) in labor. If some uterine/fetal anomaly/tumor prevent this and your baby remains transverse during labor, your cervix will likely open rather slowly and stop at 5-8 cm. This a surgical urgency and cesarean section is required to avoid dire complications such as cord prolapse and fetal death. ...Read more
Yes.: Drug induced pupil dilation generally lasts roughly 3 to 4 hours where the patient is blurred for reading but generally can still see well at distance. Some eyes are more sensitive to the dilating drops, especially lighter colored eyes that have less melanin pigment. In these eyes the dilation may last several hours and even have a lingering effect into the next day. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for a drug abuse related arrythmia to convert to a regular heart rate?
Hey: is it dangerous to fly far with SVT heart condition? Also- is it permanent situation? Thank u :)
Typically not danger: Although it depends on the cause of your svt, as long as it is stable and well controlled, one would not think that air travel would be typically be a problem. Most types of svt a person is born with, the occurrence of an svt may vary as one ages. Essentially you need two things for this rhythm: 1. The underlying structure, 2. A stimulus to start the svt. Altering either can abort the svt. ...Read more
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