Preventing Cardiomyopathy and Other Heart ConditionsBy Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia, FACC
Diseases of the heart muscles, called cardiomyopathies, cause the heart muscle to grow too large, too thick, or too rigi...
While some individuals are genetically predisposed to develop cardiomyopathy, others may develop cardiomyopathy as a re...
Cardiomyopathy prevention techniques include the following: • Maintaining a healthy weight for your heigh...
About the Author: A physician with nearly 30 years of cardiology experience, Miguel Zabalgoitia, MD, holds certific...
About the Author: A physician with nearly 30 years of cardiology experience, Miguel Zabalgoitia, MD, holds certific...
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Preventing Cardiomyopathy and Other Heart Conditions By Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia, FACC

Preventing Cardiomyopathy and Other Heart Conditions By Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia, FACC
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Preventing Cardiomyopathy and Other Heart ConditionsBy Dr. Miguel Zabalgoitia, FACC
  • 2. Diseases of the heart muscles, called cardiomyopathies, cause the heart muscle to grow too large, too thick, or too rigid. In all cases, cardiomyopathy prevents theheart from working properly and can eventually lead to heart failure.
  • 3. While some individuals are genetically predisposed to develop cardiomyopathy, others may develop cardiomyopathy as a result of persistent high bloodpressure, progressive valvular heart disease, or heart attacks. For these individuals, here are some suggestions to identify and treat cardiomyopathy.
  • 4. Cardiomyopathy prevention techniques include the following: • Maintaining a healthy weight for your height. • Eating a balanced diet rich in whole and plant-based foods. • Avoiding smoking, excessive drinking (more than one drink per day for women or two drinks per day for men), and recreational drugs. • Staying active by taking regular exercise.• Scheduling regular check-ups with your physician, even in the absence of glaring symptoms of disease. (This allows you to avoid cardiomyopathy by quickly catching and treating underlying conditions that might cause.) • Following your doctor’s instructions and taking all medications as prescribed.
  • 5. About the Author: A physician with nearly 30 years of cardiology experience, Miguel Zabalgoitia, MD, holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the ABIMs Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Mexican Board of Internal Medicine, and the Mexican Board of Cardiology. Anative of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Dr. MiguelZabalgoitia is a permanent U.S. resident and lives in Rancho Viejo, Texas.
  • 6. About the Author: A physician with nearly 30 years of cardiology experience, Miguel Zabalgoitia, MD, holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the ABIMs Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Mexican Board of Internal Medicine, and the Mexican Board of Cardiology. Anative of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Dr. MiguelZabalgoitia is a permanent U.S. resident and lives in Rancho Viejo, Texas.

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