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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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What are the typical physical therapy precautions for cardiomyopathy?

What are the typical physical therapy precautions for cardiomyopathy?

Talk to your doctor: Cardiomyopathy is a complex condition with varying types and severities. The condition is generally treated and monitored by a cardiologist. There are no "typical" precautions. It is imperative that you seek indiviualized, specific recommendations from your cardiologist with respect to your particular condition. ...Read more

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Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Operated for Astrocytoma Grade 3 left frontal brain tumor.Will go for radio nd chemo therapy in a few days.Which precautions/alternative can be taken?

Define your terms: Not clear what you mean by "precautions" or "alternatives." Precautions re XRT and chemo or for something else? The "alternative" to treatment is to do nothing; or to resort to traditional Indian medicine, which is the same as doing nothing, & don't let any well-meaning but ignorant laypeople or charlatans tell you different; unless all you're interested in is feeling better about dying. ...Read more

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Will cardiomyopathy kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will cardiomyopathy kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possibly.: It certainly depends on the cause and severity of the cardiomyopathy. Effective treatment is available..See a physician asap. ...Read more

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Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cause and treatment of chronic cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are many kinds of cardiomyoopathy, some infectious , some inherited, some toxic, and other causes; there are treatments that work for most depending on the etiology. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What is the treatment for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Depends on cause: Restrictive cardiomyopathy is caused by several different abnormalities, usually an infiltration of an abnormal chemical, such as iron in hemochromatosis, amyloid in amyloidosis, or sarcoidosis. Restrictive cardiomyopathy can also be caused by an abnormal thickening and stiffening of the pericardium which is the lining around the heart, the treatment of which is removing the pericardium. ...Read more

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Is there any documented proof for successful treatment of cardiomyopathy?

Yes: There is evidence to support various treatment modalities for cardiomyopathy, but treatment depends upon the cause of the cause of the cardiomyopathy, patient symptoms, expected patient disease trajectory, as well as the individual response to treatment. So, it is fair to say that there is not a quick or simple answer to this question. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: There are several different types of cardiomyopathy - restrictive, dilated, hypertrophic, etc. These can have different managements, so it's difficult to give you a specific treatment. However, the cheapest way to manage a chronic illness is regular follow up with a doctor - they will be able to follow the disease and help you through it. The most expensive situation is multiple hospitalizations. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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