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What Happens When Some Of The Heart Muscle Dies
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
Not necessarily: Angina is a symptom of chest discomfort. Heart cells die only when the blood supply to the heart is stopped for at least 20 minutes. Angina may occur with no stoppage of blood to the heart, or it may occur in the presence of a damaging heart attack, known as myocardial infarction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the cardiologist today and was told I have a thickening of the heart muscle. Tell me straight how dangerous is this?
Depends: The greater the degree of thickness the worse the prognosis. More importantly the thickening of the heart indicates poor blood pressure controll over a long period of time. The longer this goes on the worse the pronosis. Pts can develope heart failure and arrythmias. Strict blood pressure controll is essential (130/80 or less). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aerobic: The aha recommends 150 minutes / week of moderate aerobic activity spread over 4-6 days for optimal cardiovascular health. ...Read more
I didn't get help for my mi until 36 hrs after onset of symtons. Is the considerable damage done to heart muscle reversable?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Conduction: The conduction system is in the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart muscle ...Read more
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
How long will my grandma live if she just had a heart attack and can only use 25% of her heart muscle?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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