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What is the condition where the heart muscle have become clogged with fatty substances?

Fat heart. There is a lipoid infiltration of the heart muscle that is rare but you probably refer to arteriosclerosis or atherosclerosis which are diseases associated with fatty infiltration of blood vessels including the heart's blood vessels. Read more...

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

Myoglobin. Commonly used acute phase reactants include: ESR (erythrocyte sediment rate), fibrinogen, C-reactive proteing, and ferritin. With regard to myoglobin, it found only in skeletal and cardiac muscle and is typically released during skeletal or cardiac muscle injury. Common processes that involve muscle injury include myocardial infarction (heart attack), rhabdomyolysis, and muscle trauma. Read more...
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. Read more...

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. . Read more...