Weak Heart Muscles – Heart Failure

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Cardiomyopathy in her cardiology clinic at  Singapore which is a term used for the weak heart disease commonly known as the disease of the heart muscle. The walls of the heart chambers have become either stretched or thickened, causing the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body to be reduced resulting in heart failure.

Cardiomyopathy has many causes and the most common complication it could lead to is a heart attack. Other causes are due to poorly controlled hypertension, diabetes or a viral infection. Hyperthyroidism could also be a factor as this causes hormonal imbalance. If you have a weak heart muscle, your physical ability to move may be limited as this may cause tiredness and shortness of breath. Dizziness and swelling in the legs, ankle, or feet are also common with cardiomyopathy.

What are the symptoms of Cardiomyopathy?

  • tiredness
  • coughing when lying down
  • shortness of breath
  • irregular heartbeat
  • swelling in legs and stomach

Treatment is urgent. If you show signs of cardiomyopathy or believe that you are suffering from it, contact Dr Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.

What are the treatment for Cardiomyopathy?

The main aim of treatment is to control the symptoms and to improve the heart function.
It is important to take the correct medications for heart failure.
Medical and surgical device options are needed in some cases.

Call Cardiologist(heart specialist) Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic to find out about heart stenting or surgery which can improve the heart function. Find out if you need pacemaker insertion or implantation of automated defibrilators which can be life saving.

Normal ejection fraction - Cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscles)
Reduced ejection fraction - Cardiomyopathy (weak heart muscles)