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Re heart muscle weakness, are there any systems, what

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Re heart muscle weakness...

Re heart muscle weakness, are there any systems, what measurement triggers indicate surgery, and what surgery procedures are available. Thanks.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

No family involvement that I know of. I'm 86 and things are starting to deteriorate.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Emphasima and diabetes.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 8 months ago

Well echocardiography is usually done to see how your heart is performing. Cardiac output and ejection fraction is measured to see if its pumping adequately or not. Then anatomy of the heart is checked for any valve abnormalities. Weakened heart is further evaluated with angiography to check on the heart's blood supply. If a blockade is found and considered treatable then stents are placed to open the vessels up.

In case it cannot be opened up , surgery is considered in which they attach a bypass graft along the damaged part of the vessel.

Similarly heart valvular lesions are surgucally repaired too ,each valve has separate indications for surgical repair.

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