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Who discovered dilated cardiomyopathy?

Who discovered dilated cardiomyopathy?

Dilated cardiomyopat: Answering this question is difficult. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a general term. The general condition has likely been present through much if not all of homo sapiens existence. Who first recognized that dilated hearts with congestive failure existed is relatively impossible to pinpoint.

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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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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?

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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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.

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What is cardiomyopathy caused by?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is weakened heart muscle contraction. Most common cause is prior heart attacks. However, there are many other potential causes: alcohol (or cocaine) abuse, viral infection (especially coxsackie virus), genetic mutations in certain cardiac structural proteins, uncontrolled hypertension or diabetes, hiv, and toxins such as certain chemotherapy agents are some of these.

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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.

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How can cardiomyopathy be treated?

Depends: First is confirming the diagnosis, then sorting out the many causes (looking for reversible ones). Symptoms can be controlled with diuretics, but the physiology needs management with ace inhibitors or arbs, and beta-blockers. Spironolactone if severe. Associated arrhythmias require attention. Some cardiomyopathies may resolve over time. Others may require mechanical support or transplant.

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