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Dilated cardiomyopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dilated-cardiomyopathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353155

May 4th, 2022 - Diagnosis To diagnose dilated cardiomyopathy, your health care provider will do a physical exam and asks questions about your personal and family medical history. The provider will use a device called a stethoscope to listen to your heart and lungs. You may be referred to a doctor specializing in heart disease (cardiologist). Tests Tests to diagnose dilated cardiomyopathy include: Echocardiogra...

Dilated cardiomyopathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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May 4th, 2022 - Overview Dilated cardiomyopathy Open pop-up dialog box Close Dilated cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy causes the chambers of the heart to grow larger. Untreated, dilated cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. Dilated cardiomyopathy is a type of heart muscle disease that causes the heart chambers (ventricles) to thin and stretch, growing larger. It typically starts...

Enlarged heart - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-heart/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355442

May 4th, 2022 - Diagnosis To diagnose an enlarged heart, a health care provider will usually do a physical exam and ask questions about your symptoms and medical history. Tests that may be done to help diagnose an enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy) and its cause include: Blood tests. Blood tests may help confirm or rule out conditions that can cause heart enlargement. If an enlarged heart occurs with chest pain o...

Cardiomyopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20370714

Apr 2nd, 2022 - Diagnosis Your health care provider is likely to perform a physical examination and ask questions about your personal and family medical history. You'll also be asked when your symptoms occur — for example, whether exercise triggers your symptoms. If your provider thinks you have cardiomyopathy, several tests may be done to confirm the diagnosis, including: Chest X-ray. An image of the heart wi...

Cardiomyopathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20370709

Apr 2nd, 2022 - Overview Cardiomyopathy (kahr-dee-o-my-OP-uh-thee) is a disease of the heart muscle that makes it harder for the heart to pump blood to the rest of the body. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure. The main types of cardiomyopathy include dilated, hypertrophic and restrictive cardiomyopathy. Treatment — which might include medications, surgically implanted devices, heart surgery or, in severe...

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Causes, Sym
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17116-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy

Mar 18th, 2022 - Overview Thick heart muscle reduces blood flow to the aorta What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a complex type of heart disease that affects your heart muscle. It can cause: Thickening of your heart muscle (especially the ventricles or lower heart chambers). Left ventricular stiffness. Mitral valve changes. Cellular changes. How does hypertrophic card...

Broken heart syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-heart-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20354617

Nov 24th, 2021 - Overview Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack. Broken heart syndrome affects just part of the heart, temporarily disrupting the heart...

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (LVH): Causes, Symp
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21883-left-ventricular-hypertrophy

Sep 20th, 2021 - Overview Left ventricular hypertrophy is the thickening of the left ventricle wall in the heart. What is left ventricular hypertrophy? The left ventricle is the main chamber of your heart. It is responsible for pumping oxygen-rich blood into your aorta (the largest artery in the body). If the heart has to work too hard to pump blood, the muscles in the walls of the left ventricle thicken. This ...

Cardiac Arrest: What Is It, Symptoms,
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Aug 16th, 2021 - Overview What is cardiac arrest? This condition occurs when your heart stops beating or beats so fast that it stops pumping blood. During cardiac arrest, people typically collapse and become unresponsive. Symptoms come on suddenly, which is why it’s also referred to as sudden cardiac arrest. The condition can become fatal if you don’t receive immediate treatment. If you notice the signs of card...

Cardiomyopathy: What Is It, Types, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16841-cardiomyopathy

Apr 28th, 2021 - Overview Cardiomyopathy: latest news on genetics and treatments What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy refers to conditions that affect the myocardium (heart muscle). Cardiomyopathy can make your heart stiffen, enlarged or thickened and can cause scar tissue. As a result, your heart can’t pump blood effectively to the rest of your body. In time, your heart can weaken and cardiomyopathy can lead...

Leaky Heart Valve: Types, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21484-leaky-heart-valve-mitral-valve-regurgitation

Mar 9th, 2021 - Overview What is a leaky heart valve? The heart has four valves that open and close when the heart beats. They control blood flow through the four chambers of the heart so that blood goes in only one direction. But a valve may not close properly and lets blood through. That’s called a leaky heart valve, heart valve regurgitation or valve insufficiency. With a leaky valve, sometimes not enough b...

Enlarged Heart (Cardiomegaly): Causes, S
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21490-enlarged-heart-cardiomegaly

Mar 9th, 2021 - Overview What's an enlarged heart? An enlarged heart (cardiomegaly) refers to a heart that is bigger than typical. The heart may be unusually thick or dilated (stretched). An enlarged heart may be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause. How does an enlarged heart affect my body? An enlarged heart has trouble pumping blood efficiently. For this reason, having an enlarged heart increases ...

Broken Heart Syndrome (Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy): Sym
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17857-broken-heart-syndrome

Feb 10th, 2021 - Overview What is broken heart syndrome? Broken heart syndrome is a temporary and reversible heart condition whose symptoms mimic those of a heart attack. Unlike a heart attack, broken heart syndrome happens when a sudden physical or emotional stress causes a rapid weakening of your heart muscle. You may think you’re having a heart attack because symptoms, such as shortness of breath and chest p...

Cardiomyopathy - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cardiomyopathy/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20370718

Aug 8th, 2020 - The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients. Joelle's journey to a new heart Cardiomyopathy is a medical term for a number of genetic and nongenetic diseases involving the hea...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 2nd, 2020 - Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team A team at Mayo Clinic A team of health care providers work together at Mayo Clinic. Note: Items within this content were created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and do not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines f...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 2nd, 2020 - Overview Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Open pop-up dialog box Close Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Illustrations of a normal heart (left) and a heart with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Note that the muscular heart walls (septum) are much thicker (hypertrophied) in the HCM heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a disease in which the heart muscle becomes abnormal...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 2nd, 2020 - Diagnosis An exam at Mayo Clinic A doctor listens to a person's heart at Mayo Clinic. Note: This content was created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and does not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for masking and social distancing. Your doctor will examine you and ask questions abou...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350204

Jun 2nd, 2020 - Diagnosis An exam at Mayo Clinic A doctor listens to a person's heart at Mayo Clinic. Note: This content was created prior to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and does not demonstrate proper pandemic protocols. Please follow all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for masking and social distancing. Your doctor will examine you and ask questions abou...

Sleep Apnea: Causes, Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/8718-sleep-apnea

Mar 3rd, 2020 - Overview Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft palate block the airway while you're sleeping. What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens when a person's breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night. If it’s not treated, sleep apn...

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https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12100-sickle-cell-disease

Feb 25th, 2020 - Overview What is sickle cell disease (SCD)? Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder that affects your red blood cells, producing a negative impact on your health. In SCD, your hemoglobin is not normal and cannot pass easily through your blood vessels. Hemoglobin is a protein that is part of your red blood cells. It is the substance that carries oxygen in the blood. Normal red blood cells a...