ischemic cardiomyopathy

20 Sep

Ischemic cardiomyopathy (IC) occurs when your heart muscle becomes weakened. It can result from a heart attack or coronary artery disease. Healthy lifestyle choices can help lower your risk of complications and reduce your chances of developing IC in the first place.

Cardiomyopathy (cardio-my-op-a-thee) means disease of the heart muscle. It affects the muscle of your heart and reduces its ability to pump blood to the rest of your body.

It’s possible to have early-stage heart disease with no symptoms. If blood flow becomes impaired due to coronary artery disease, you may experience:

If you develop these symptoms, seek medical care immediately.

Diagnosing cardiomyopathy may require several tests. Any of the following may be required to make a firm diagnosis.

Your doctor must first address the underlying cause of your IC in order to treat it. Most often the culprit is coronary artery disease. Doctors may recommend a combination of:

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Dr. Adil Sadiq
Dr. Adil Sadiq has the distinction of probably being the only Cardiac surgeon in South India who is trained in Robotic Cardiac surgery. He is one of the very few surgeons in the country, who has extensive experience in minimally invasive cardiac surgery, including endoscopic approaches and is one of the very few surgeons performing Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) in this part of the country.


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