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Doctor insights on: Some Alcoholics Show A Weakening Of The Heart Muscle Called

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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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EKG showed 'hardening' of heart muscle. Just had a SV Ischemia show on CT scan. Is this connected?Does Arrythmia cause the hardening?

EKG showed 'hardening' of heart muscle. Just had a SV Ischemia show on CT scan. Is this connected?Does Arrythmia cause the hardening?

Not sure : Not sure how an ECG can show hardening of heart muscle. It could show signs that may be related to previous damage of heart muscle. Damage of heart muscle can cause arrhythmia. Most arrhythmias, unless left uncontrolled for long periods of time do dot cause heart damage. ...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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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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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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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