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What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

What does cardiomyopathy affect in the body?

Cardiomyopathy: If the cardiomyopathy is causing decreased organ perfusion then it will affect all the organs in the body. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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 - ...Read more