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Doctor insights on: Weakening Of The Heart Muscle

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Can the flow rate on a IV line cause atrial fribulation, which in turn weaken the heart muscle, create clots and flood the lungs.

Can the flow rate on a IV line cause atrial fribulation, which in turn weaken the heart  muscle, create clots and flood the lungs.

IV fluid: Fluid is given through an "IV" (a little tube inserted into a vein) for many reasons: to treat dehydration, to give medicines, & to maintain fluid balance when patients aren't drinking. In some patients if too much fluid is given too quickly it can cause problems including with the lungs. For a detailed review of a particular patient problem, ask a doctor through an inbox consult on HealthTap. ...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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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

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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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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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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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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

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I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

Maybe: You should have complete medical evaluation as this could be a lot of different problems. Some people develop or are born with muscle disorders that can affect the heart muscle too. There are blood tests and a test called EMG that can be helpful. Pleas see your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

See below: Proper diet, coq-10 and selenium as well as omega 3 fa supplements, regular exercise, having a healthy and steady weight. Speak to a nutritionist for more detailed guidance. ...Read more

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I am 47 years, i ask..Does installing pacemaker help to improving my heart muscle , my e.F is 32%..Thanks?

I am 47 years, i ask..Does installing pacemaker help to improving my heart muscle , my e.F is 32%..Thanks?

Depends: If the disease is in the muscle, installing a pacer will help if and only if there's a problem getting the atrial kick to the ventricles at the right time. Pacers are great for the right patients, but if the problem is a weak muscle in itself, don't expect benefit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin i value to the normal level (0.27ng)?

Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically  when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin i value to the normal level (0.27ng)?

No.: No, resumption of normal troponin levels does not mean the heart tissue is restored. If the heart muscle is damaged during a heart attack, scar tissue will form from the damaged tissue. Medications such as ace inhibitors can help the remodeling/healing process of the remaining tissue after a heart attack which can be beneficial. The scar tissue remains. ...Read more

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Would angina usually hurt where the heart muscle is in the chest? My pain is a little higher than the hearts main cetre and doesn't go to the left

Location: The location of pain is a poor predictor of angina: it can be practically anywhere above the waist in a given individual. Angina is exceptionally rare in a 22 year old. ...Read more

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Can multiple system atrophy affect the heart muscle?

Can multiple system atrophy affect the heart muscle?

Unfortunately yes: As MSA progresses, every muscle in the body eventually gets affected by the degeneration of the autonomic nerves & other derangements which cannot be compensated for anymore by the "voluntary" nervous system. I have a patient who is likely going through his last stages & it is a relentless disease process for which he now refuses any & all interventions to help him with breathing or swallowing. ...Read more

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Is ventricular fibrillation a problem inside the heart muscle?

Is ventricular fibrillation a problem inside the heart muscle?

Electrical...: Ventricular fibrillation is an electrical problem that causes the heart to quiver so it cannot pump blood. Since there is no blood flow, the patient is clinically dead and the heart needs to be shocked, hopefully back into a normal rhythmn. ...Read more