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Doctor insights on: Weakening Of The Heart Muscle

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How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

See below: An echo or nuclear gated scan can determine this easily. If there is a question of hibernation, a thallium stress test or PET scan is indicated. ...Read more

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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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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What is the condition where the heart muscle have become clogged with fatty substances?

What is the condition where the heart muscle have become clogged with fatty substances?

Fat heart: There is a lipoid infiltration of the heart muscle that is rare but you probably refer to arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis which are diseases associated with fatty infiltration of blood vessels including the heart's blood vessels. ...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

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Is there such a thing as heart muscle cancer?

Is there such a thing as heart muscle cancer?

Yes.: Heart cancer (primary cardiac tumor) is cancer that arises in the heart. Cancerous (malignant) tumors that begin in the heart are most often sarcomas, a type of cancer that originates in the soft tissues of the body. The vast majority of heart tumors are noncancerous (benign). ...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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Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Depends: Dead heart tissue heals by forming scar tissue. Heart tissue, which is ischemic, does have the ability to heal, but dead tissue is dead, period. ...Read more