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Dr. Ronald Galyon Dr. Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Could cardio-myopathy (heart muscle weakness) cause me to be tired?

Absolutely: Your heart is a pump that never stops. It pumps blood filled with nutrients and oxygen to your cells so that they may do their job. If your pump isn't working correctly then you entire body suffers. Think of your car not getting enough gas, how does it act? Good luck, ask your doctor about home or portable oxygen treatment.

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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


Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

Does a slight thickened left heart muscle cause weakness, pounding heart and fatigue?

LVH: In general a 'slightly thickened' heart muscle would not alone cause symptoms. Having said that, there usually would be a cause for the thickening and so symptoms would be possible related to the cause added to the thickening.

Dr. Maureen Ziboh Dr. Ziboh
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

What can cause high blood levels of myoglobin other than damage to skeletal muscle or heart muscle?

Mostly Muscle Relate: But can have other indirect causes such a low potassium, Fever, with sepsis, trauma, blood clots to the lungs or in the vessels, certain drugs and snake bites to name a few.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour Dr. Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Islamic Azad University, Teheran Medical Unit
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Dr. Donald Thomas Dr. Thomas
Surgery - Thoracic
31 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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After r heart cath dr said artery runs through heart muscle instead of on the outside. What does this mean? Can it cause unwanted symptoms?

After r heart cath dr said artery runs through heart muscle instead of on the outside. What does this mean? Can it cause unwanted symptoms?

Hmmmm: Information here is incomplete. A r heart cath doesn't show the coronary arteries. However an intramyocardial artery can occasionally cause symptoms. The cath would need to be carefully reviewed.

Dr. Alan Heldman Dr. Heldman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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Can the flow rate on a IV line cause atrial fribulation, which in turn weaken the heart muscle, create clots and flood the lungs.

Can the flow rate on a IV line cause atrial fribulation, which in turn weaken the heart muscle, create clots and flood the lungs.

IV fluid: Fluid is given through an "IV" (a little tube inserted into a vein) for many reasons: to treat dehydration, to give medicines, & to maintain fluid balance when patients aren't drinking. In some patients if too much fluid is given too quickly it can cause problems including with the lungs. For a detailed review of a particular patient problem, ask a doctor through an inbox consult on HealthTap.

Dr. Michael P Vaughn Dr. Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
30 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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What type of mediated immune attack targets peripheral nerves heart muscle cranial nerves caused by ebv? .Not gbs no pins and needles or inflammation?

What type of mediated immune attack targets peripheral nerves heart muscle cranial nerves caused by ebv? .Not gbs no pins and needles or inflammation?

Autoimmune disease: Autoimmune diseases can be caused by several different mechanisms but all can result in damage to self-tissues. At times, blood cells attack normal tissue and in other situations, antibodies can inappropriately bind to normal tissues. Each disease has its own mechanism (s) and target organs. Some times viruses invade cells and viral proteins on the cell's surface are targeted by the immune system.

Dr. Jay Dinerman Dr. Dinerman
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
30 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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EKG showed 'hardening' of heart muscle. Just had a SV Ischemia show on CT scan. Is this connected? Does Arrythmia cause the hardening?

EKG showed 'hardening' of heart muscle. Just had a SV Ischemia show on CT scan. Is this connected? Does Arrythmia cause the hardening?

Not sure: Not sure how an ECG can show hardening of heart muscle. It could show signs that may be related to previous damage of heart muscle. Damage of heart muscle can cause arrhythmia. Most arrhythmias, unless left uncontrolled for long periods of time do dot cause heart damage.

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

How can I check how much of my heart muscle is dead?

See below: An echo or nuclear gated scan can determine this easily. If there is a question of hibernation, a thallium stress test or PET scan is indicated.

Dr. H Robert Silverstein Dr. Silverstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Is there a relation between myofascial problems to heart muscle problems?

Is there a relation between myofascial problems to heart muscle problems?

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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Dr. Craig Carter Dr. Carter
Surgery - Thoracic
36 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Could a heart muscle repair after a heart attack?

Depends: Dead heart tissue heals by forming scar tissue. Heart tissue, which is ischemic, does have the ability to heal, but dead tissue is dead, period.

Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is the heart muscle layer called that contains the electrical conduction system?

What is the heart muscle layer called that contains the electrical conduction system?

Conduction: The conduction system is in the myocardium, the middle layer of the heart muscle

Dr. Robert Wallach Dr. Wallach
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
17 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

I get muscle spams/twitches randomly on my body, can the heart muscle be effected ttoo?

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.

Dr. Leonard Grossman Dr. Grossman
Surgery - Plastics
32 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

Can you tell me is there any method to rejuvenation of heart muscle by natural methods.?

See below: Proper diet, coq-10 and selenium as well as omega 3 fa supplements, regular exercise, having a healthy and steady weight. Speak to a nutritionist for more detailed guidance.

Dr. Payam Mehranpour Dr. Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Islamic Azad University, Teheran Medical Unit
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz Dr. Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
35 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I am 47 years, I ask. Does installing pacemaker help to improving my heart muscle, my e.F is 32%. Thanks?

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.

Dr. Elden Rand Dr. Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
17 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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Will the damaged heart muscle be rebuild / restored automatically when the elevated (3.50ng) troponin I value to the normal level (0.27ng)?

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.

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