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My Son Was Diagnosed With Cardiomyopathy Is That Something I Should Worry About
Yes: You need to be followed closely by a cardiologist. ...Read more
25%: Generally, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. In other words, an affected individual has a 50% chance of passing the abnormal gene to each of their children. I assume you do not know your status regarding hcm. The math is that you had a 0.5 likelihood of inheriting an abnormal gene, and your son, if you are affected, has a 0.5 likelihood. .5x.5=.25=25%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have peripartum cardiomyopathy, I got it a few months after having my son. my ejection fraction was at 15%,?
Peripartum cardiomyo: You need to have a cardiologist and follow his/her direction. If you have not been seeing one, you should remedy this. Sometimes the condition goes away but more often it requires long term attention. ...Read more
Perhaps not: This is an important conversation for you to have with your son's pediatric cardiologist. Children and adolescents with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy have a significant, important risk of sudden death with exercise. Activity levels and limits should be carefully explored with your son's pediatric cardiologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son who is 11 has blue lips, i suffer from cardiomyopathy. It is genetic. What are some treatment options for him?
Evaluation: Many cardiomyopathies are genetic in origin, and often the inheritance pattern is autosomal dominant. Regardless of signs of symptoms, you son is at risk for cardiomyopathy (either dilated or hypertrophic) and he should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist comfortable with evaluating patients with a family history of cardiomyopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is cardio thoracic vascular surgery my son 's stents are blocked, he has cardiomyopathy and needs a defibrillator?
I had my son at age 39 and developed post partum cardiomyopathy, bilat pneumonia and congestive heart failure and sepsis , ef 15 in ER 4 days after my son was born. Could retained placenta have caused all this?
Baby 6 weeks early but perfect. I was pla
PPCM: Postpartum cardiomyopathy (ppcm) is heart failure secondary to left ventricular systolic dysfunction toward the end of pregnancy or in the months after delivery, in the absence of any other cause of heart failure. Ppcm is a diagnosis of exclusion. Retained placenta is not a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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