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Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

Is viral cardiomyopathy deadly?

Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy varies greatly in severity. If the heart muscle is extremely weakened, then the cardiomyopathy could be deadly. But in many cases, the cardiomyopathy is mild and should be well tolerated. So it really depends on how severe the problem is. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

And what cardiomyopathies might result from increased aortic pressure?

Hypertrophic or...: Hypertrophic or dilated cardiomyopathy can both result with hypertrophy generally occurring first. ...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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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. ...Read more

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What causes cardiomyopathy?

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 ...Read more

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How is cardiomyopathy contracted?

How is cardiomyopathy contracted?

Let discuss this: Cardiomyopathy means damaged heart muscle of any type. This damage indicates the heart is not working effectively as a pump., the most common causes of cardiomyopathy are "ischemic", due to heart attacks or "viral", due to damage done to the heart muscle from a severe viral attack. Like all viral infections this is contracted from other people but they cause disease only in susceptible people. ...Read more

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What are cures for cardiomyopathy?

Depends on cause: Some cardiomyopathies can be treated or rarely "cured" but most cannot. Dilated is the most common. Some curable forms include nutritional, lbbb, tachycardia induced, sarcoid. Most can be treated with medication to stabilize the damage. Some cardiomyopathies will spontaneously improve. Others will progress. Restrictive and hypertrophic can also be managed. 400 characters is too short to answer. ...Read more

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What types of cardiomyopathy are there?

Cardiomyopathy: There are 3 major types of cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive. Within these 3 major types there are a multitude of different causes. The space available here limits the discussion of all of these. Treatment and prognosis of the cardiomyopathy is dependent upon which type it falls under and on the particular cause. ...Read more

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What is primary cardiomyopathy?

Refers: To a cause of a heart muscle abnormality (cardiomyopathy) in which the heart alone is affected. ...Read more

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Does chemo affect cardiomyopathy?

It can: There are some chemotherapy medicines that carry a risk of cardiomyopathy. I don't know if you are asking if chemotherapy can cause cardiomyopathy or if chemotherapy can worsen cardiomyopathy in a patient who has cardiomyopathy already but either is possible. Discussion with your medical oncologist can allow you to have a detailed talk about the risks of any chemotherapy being planned. ...Read more

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Can a biv help with cardiomyopathy?

Can a biv help with cardiomyopathy?

CRT: If your qrs is wide, yes. It is all based on the ekg. ...Read more

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How can someone prevent cardiomyopathy?

Depends: Some forms of cardiomyopathy (cm) are not preventable. These include CM due to genetic conditions, infections and co-morbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes. For people who have these conditions or coronary artery disease modifying risk factors with lifestyle changes, quitting smoking, good control of blood pressure and sugar levels can help. For some, like alcoholic CM simply avoid drink. ...Read more

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Can you describe glycogen cardiomyopathy?

A genetic disease: Both genes cause glycogen storage cardiomyopathy, which can mimic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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Can you describe idiopathic cardiomyopathy?

Can you describe idiopathic cardiomyopathy?

Yes: A cardiomyopathy implies a condition where the muscle tissue of the heart does not contract in amanner efficient enough to meet its demands. The weakned heart muscle can be caused by many etiologies, heart attacks, viruses, toxins, etc. When it is labled idiopathic it means the exact cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Are there any tips to prevent cardiomyopathy?

Heart disease: Is the most common cause of cardiomyopathy. Treating risk factors like hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, tobacco cessation is agood start. Other potential causes include alcohol abuse and certain nonprescription drugs. ...Read more

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Are headaches associated with cardiomyopathy?

No: One would not expect a headache from a cardiomyopathy itself unless there were some complication or if the headache resulted from a medication. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology for cardiomyopathy?

Too general for this: Cardiomyopathy is a term for abnormal heart muscle can be a cardiomyopathy that's from a heart attack and damaged muscle. Alcohol, poorly controlled high BP over long time priods. It can be genetic, post partum after having a baby, a virus, etc. Cardiomyopathy can mean a thin weak muscle or a stiff thick muscle. The former is systolic dysfunction. And the latter diastolic dysfxn. Need to narrow it. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for cardiomyopathy?

Cardiomyopathy: Although it is difficult to put a time line on this condition, these patients eventually will need cardiac transplant and accordingly they should be referred to a transplant center so that they can placed on transplant list. Occasionally, cardiomyopathy may be part of another disease such as muscular dystrophy in which case the life expectancy is more likely related to that underlying disease. ...Read more

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Can you please describe ischemic cardiomyopathy?

Decreased flow: Ischemia means decreased blood or nutrient flow to tissue. Cardio means heart. Pathy means disease or weakness. Therefore somone with decreased blood flow can end up with weakening of the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Are there gradation in severity of cardiomyopathy?

Severity of CM: Yes there is a gradation in severity. Two systems are used to describe the severity of cardiomyopathy (cm) both from a structural and functional standpoint. The so-called stages of heart failure describe the structural severity of the disease and the new york heart association functional classification describes the gradation in functional severity. Both are used to describe the severity of cm. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is ischemic cardiomyopathy?

Could you explain what is ischemic cardiomyopathy?

Yes: This term refers to a condition in which there is too little blood flow (ischemia) and inadequate oxygen delivery to the heart muscle, resulting in damage to the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy). It is usually caused by coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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If you had to boil it down, what is cardiomyopathy?

Weak heart muscle: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for any type of structural or functional heart abnormality resulting from abnormal contraction and/or relaxation of heart muscle fibers. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is hypertropic cardiomyopathy?

Thickening: It is abnormal thickening (hypertrophy) of the heart muscle which could lead to stiffening and abnormal relaxation of the heart, obstruction of blood flow, etc. In very severe forms, it may increase risk of sudden death. ...Read more

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What is the common cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What is the common cause of restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Amyloid: By far the most common cause is deposition of amyloid protein in the heart. Restrictive physiology is the end-stage result of most other types of heart failure as well, but we don't call that a restrictive cardiomyopathy. ...Read more