Cardiomyopathy

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Essay

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the second most common form of heart muscle disease and is the number one cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It affects approximately one in 500 adults in the United States. HCM is a genetically determined heart muscle disease caused by more than 1400 mutations in 11 or more genes encoding proteins of the cardiac sarcomere (Maron & Maron, 2013). HCM is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) of various morphologies with a wide array of clinical manifestations and hemodynamic abnormalities. The age when symptoms develop, the severity of symptoms, and the long-term prognosis of a person diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy vary with each individual. Treatment of HCM focuses on relieving the symptoms and decreasing the risks associated with HCM. For many patients diagnosed with HCM,…

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  • Heart Failure Papers

    flow by 11% and the GFR by 12% but the use of milrinone did not provide any benefit in diuresis of ADHF. (7) In this study, we collected the data of patient who heart failure and on inotropes and we compared the renal functions before and after the inotropes and the aim of the study was to answer the question: do inotropes improve renal function or not? Methods: Study design and patients: It is a retrospective study of 250 patients who were seen in our hospital center from 2011 through 2016.…

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  • Muscular Degenerative Disease

    Dilated cardiomyopathy, is “a form of heart disease that weakens the cardiac muscle, preventing the heart from pumping blood efficiently” (“Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy”). Patients who have Duchenne disease will develop cardiomyopathy and have a lesser life expectancy due to heart failure. Also, with the vast amounts of blood loss and the weakened muscle tissue replaced by fat, it is also a main factor of death for young patients of DMD. According to Barp, “...had led to a greater…

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  • Cardiomyopathy Essay

    Cardiomyopathy is a condition where the heart muscle is abnormal. The main types of cardiomyopathy include dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy makes it harder for your heart to pump and deliver blood to the rest of your body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. But to science certain it is not known which is the cause that causes this disease only knows that there is a variety of this disease. Cardiomyopathy can be treated. The type of treatment you 'll…

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  • Essay On Cardiomyopathy

    Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. In cardiomyopathy, the heart muscle becomes enlarged and rigid. As this disease worsens, the heart becomes weaker and is less able to pump enough of blood for the body. Cardiomyopathy can be inherited from your parents or close relatives, due to a change in some of the genes in heart muscle proteins. It can also be acquired over time as a result of smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure or some other disease or condition. Cardiomyopathy can lead…

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  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Essay

    There is no specific treatment for primary restrictive cardiomyopathy; the main goal is to treat the heart failure symptoms caused by restrictive cardiomyopathy. With secondary types of restrictive cardiomyopathy like amyloidosis and sarcoidosis however, the underlying diseases can be treated. The backbone treatments for restrictive cardiomyopathy include diuretics, vasodilators, ACE inhibitors and anticoagulation therapies. Beta blockers help to improve ventricular relaxation and diastolic…

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  • Cardiomyopathy Case Study

    Heart Attack Heart attack is the consequence and progression of worsening CAD. The coronary artery become partial of completely blocked and suddenly stop the blood flow. Without oxygen part of the heart become permanently damaged and loses its ability of contractility; resulting in scarred area or necrosis. These damage are permanent or irreversible (Mozaffarian et al., 2015). Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. The chambers of the heart enlarge and the heart muscle…

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  • Case Study: One Beat At A Time

    She was intubated and hooked up to a machine that breathed for her. After she was somewhat stabilized they ran an infinite amount of tests to try to figure out what was going on. The doctors finally reached a decision and diagnosed her with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM for short. HCM is a hereditary heart disease that causes a thickening of the heart. It slowly develops over time and makes it harder and harder for the heart to squeeze and release correctly. HCM is often found in athletes…

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  • Cardiomyopathy Case Studies

    Patient 1 – Cardiovascular A fifty-six year old male was checked into the ER with severe angina (pain in the chest that makes it difficult to breathe caused by poor blood flow to the myocardium) (the middle and thickest layer of the heart wall, composed of the cardiac muscle) (Miller, 2003). Upon checking his vitals the patient is noted to have an arrhythmia (when the speed or rhythm the heart is beating is not normal), while also suffering from tachycardia (when the heart beats exceeding…

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  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Research Paper

    Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Cichorium intybus on lipid peroxidation activities of both enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants, inflammatory mediators, myocardial enzymes and histopathology of cardiac tissues in experimental diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). Diabetic cardiomyopathy was induced by single intraperitoneal injection of STZ (40mg/kg) combined with high energy intake in rats. Seed extract of Cichorium intybus (CIE) (250mg/kg & 500mg/kg) was…

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