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I have congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

I have  congestive heart failure with a 30% ejection fraction, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy , and left bundle branch block is it safe for me to fly?

Depends: It depends on your overall health. Do you have an icd, are you on daily oxygen, daily medications, can you sit for exended lengths of time, how long is the flight? Commercial airlines have cabin pressures set to about 7000ft. So if you can tolerate that altitude (denver is about 5600ft), air travel may be ok. Discuss with your doctor. Tsa will need to know if you have an icd. ...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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What exercises are safe for cardiomyopathy?

What exercises are safe for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: On the severity and nature of the condition. This is something you should be discussing with your cardiologist or your personal physician....Someone who knows *your* case. ...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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Is vildaglipten safe drug for dialated cardiomyopathy patients?

Diabetes control: Vildaglipten is used in the treatment of type ii diabetes mellitus. It has been reported to occasionally cause intestinal problems and, rarely, major kidney problems, but ha not been reported to cause heart problems. It should be ssafe. ...Read more

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What is a good way with cardiomyopathy to lose weight, what exercises and diet?

What is a good way   with cardiomyopathy to lose weight, what exercises and diet?

Cardiomyopathy: People with cardiomyopathy vary by type of cardiomyopathy and by how much (if at all) their heart function is compromised. Before beginning any exercise regimen, you should discuss with your cardiologist to determine what is safe for you. I cannot stress enough how important it is to do that. ...Read more