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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 you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Can you use stem cells to heal cardiomyopathies in children?

Clinical Trial Now: Use of adult mesenchymal stem-stromal cells (mscs) are currently in clinical trial in us/internationally. Trend is toward use of fat derived mscs, havested by liposuction, isolated and concentrated in tissue culture. Early reports suggest significant improvement in neurological, autoimmune and organ functions. Many more mscs in fat than bone marrow making ad-msc the center of most research now. ...Read more

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Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

Would a cardiac MRI of shown a enlarged heart and cardiomyopathies? What about heart failure?

MRI: Yes an MRI can be used to diagnose enlarged heart, cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Another test that is often used to make these diagnoses is the echocardiogram. MRI uses magnets to image the heart and echocardiogram uses ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the difference in nonischemic cardiomyopathy?

What is the difference in nonischemic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Cardiomyopathy is weakness of the heart muscles sometimes leading to heart failure. Can be ischemic cardiomyopathy which is due to narrowing of the blood vessels of your heart or can be non-ischemic which can be due to a variety of causes including hypertension, viral infection, or metabolic diseases (amyloidosis/sarcoidosis) among other things. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes nonischemic cardiomyopathy and extensive bilateral nodule infiltrates?

What causes nonischemic cardiomyopathy and extensive bilateral nodule infiltrates?

Consider sarcoidosis: Sacoidosis can cause diffuse micronodular changes in lung tissue and in the less common cases of cardiac infiltration a dilated nonischemic cardiomyopathy (may also cause a restrictive cm). Other possibilities include viral or other chronic inflammatory conditions which affect the lungs and heart simultaneously. ...Read more

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Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Can someone please describe nonischemic cardiomyopathy? My record shows hypertrophic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy a and chf? Really concerned

Multiple reasons: Non ischemic means it is not from lack of blood supply to the heart. Hypertrophic impies the heart size is getting larger. CHF implies the heart is starting to fail. One cause of this is prolonged hypertension, but there are multiple causes. Discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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In 2010 was diagnosis with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, have low hr/bp. Now feeling electric impulse in heart. Pacemaker advised by doc. Any thoughts?

In 2010 was diagnosis with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, have low hr/bp. Now feeling electric impulse in heart. Pacemaker advised by doc. Any thoughts?

Cardiomyopathy: A patient with cardiomyopathy and very weak heart muscle function are often advised to have an internal defibrillator-pacemaker inserted. You are advised to see a cardiologist who is a specialist on cardiomyopathy and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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I have stage 4 emphasema and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. I am worn out all the time even after a good niter sleep. Is this from copd? All labs r good

I have stage 4 emphasema and nonischemic cardiomyopathy. I am worn out all the time even after a good niter sleep.  Is this from copd? All labs r good

Complicated question: Could be related to copd, to cardiomyopathy or to another condition or medications ( I do not see any meds for htn). You really should see a doc face to face to have a few simple things evaluated. Consider oxygenation, sleep apnea, atrial fibrillation, worsening cm, thyroid, anemia, etc. ...Read more

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