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What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

Grave: It may lead to low organ perfusion and may lead to shut down of many organs, such as liver and kidney. It must be treated very aggressively to avoid this outcome.

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Cardiomyopathy (Definition)

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 ...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.

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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.

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How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your body?

How does dilated cardiomyopathy affect your body?

Many ways: The output of your heart is reduced so that you might get short of breath, your feet and abdomen could swell, your liver can enlarge and get congested, fluid can accumulate in your lungs, your heart will enlarge. Your lips and fingers may look bluish if the oxygen in the blood drops. Since the output of the heart becomes low, all the other organs can be affected.

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What parts of the body does dilated cardiomyopathy affect?

What parts of the body does dilated cardiomyopathy affect?

All: Depending on how bad it is, there is not enough blood flow to any part of the body including brain, kidneys, lungs, muscles etc.

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I've had diarrhea and nausea all day. Body is achy and sore. As a cardiomyopathy patent should I be extra concerned?

I've had diarrhea and nausea all day. Body is achy and sore. As a cardiomyopathy patent should I be extra concerned?

Well, ....: You may have a stomach virus, which will commonly cause your symptoms, and often with rest, and increase of clear liquids over 24 hours, with a slow increase to soft foods, will help your condition. Having an underlying heart condition should make you more aware of being careful that you get better and if any symptoms of your heart arise, you would alert your doctor. Best wishes.

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Woke up with a heaviness in the chest & struggled to sit up. Room was spinning & broke out in a whole body cold sweat. Have cardiomyopathy. Heart?

Woke up with a heaviness in the chest & struggled to sit up. Room was spinning & broke out in a whole body cold sweat. Have cardiomyopathy. Heart?

Cardiomyopathy: These symptoms may be serious given your heart condition - call your cardiologist asap - yes, this could be heart-derived, associated with low BP and then a near-faint spell -

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Read this: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20026819

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What is cardiomyopathy?

What is cardiomyopathy?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy.

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Does cardiomyopathy hurt?

Does cardiomyopathy hurt?

No: If you have ischemia from coronary artery disease along with it then you may feel the pain of angina in your chest.

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What causes cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: This is a nonspecific term, the problem can be genetic, infectious, inflammatory, toxic, neoplastic, metabolic and idiopathic and I probably forgot some

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Can cardiomyopathy be cured?

Depends: It depends on the cause. If due to alcohol, abstention often cures it. If due to pregnancy, about 50% return to normal. Due to chemotherapy, it rarely improves. Due to viral illness, many get better. If inherited, it won't get better. All of the above aside, there are medications and sometimes devices that can be very helpful for everyone.

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What does cardiomyopathy mean?

Muscle disease: Cardio = heart. Myo = muscle. Opathy = poor function/disease. Therefore cardiomyopathy is a disease/poor function of cardiac muscle.

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How do you get cardiomyopathy?

How do you get cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Many causes of cardiomyopathy. Among them are inherited, viruses, toxins like alcohol, radiation, aids, other infectious agents, autoimmune, sarcoidosis, catecholamines, chronic tachycardia and more.

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Does cardiomyopathy get better?

Yes, depends on the: Yes it can get better, it depends on the cause. If its due to drinking too much alcohol then stopping alcohol will improve it plus with the help of certain medications such as ace inhibitors or arb, s & certain beta blockers such as carvedilol.If its due to blockage of coronary arteries then revascularization either with a stent or bypass surgery would help.

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