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Does multiple sclerosis affect your heart?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: No
Ms effects white matter in the brain and spinal cord.
It does not effect heart muscle.

In brief: No
Ms effects white matter in the brain and spinal cord.
It does not effect heart muscle.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Ms does not affect ones heart.
A medication for ms can.

In brief: No
Ms does not affect ones heart.
A medication for ms can.
Dr. William Shaffer
Dr. William Shaffer
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In brief: Not directly
But two MS medications can cause heart issues, including Novantrone, which could result in a vacuolar cardiomyopathy, and Gilenya (fingolimod) which can cause a transient heart block in the first 6 hrs of use, but not longer.

In brief: Not directly
But two MS medications can cause heart issues, including Novantrone, which could result in a vacuolar cardiomyopathy, and Gilenya (fingolimod) which can cause a transient heart block in the first 6 hrs of use, but not longer.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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