Cardiosclerosis – damage to the muscle (myocardiosclerosis) and heart valves due to the development of scar tissue in them in the form of areas of various sizes (from microscopic to large scar foci and fields) and prevalence, replacing the myocardium and (and) deforming valves.

It is the outcome of rheumatism and myocarditis of various nature (myocarditis cardiosclerosis) or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries (coronary atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis). The clinical significance of cardiosclerosis of another origin (the outcome of myocardial dystrophy and hypertrophy, heart injury, and other diseases) is small.

Diagnosis . Manifestations of myocardiosclerosis are stable arrhythmias and intracardiac conduction disturbances, chronic heart failure. Atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis can cause valvular disease almost exclusively in the form of mitral valve insufficiency (papillary disease) or aortic valve disease; with atherosclerotic cardiosclerosis, angina attacks may occur, and chronic aneurysm of the heart may also develop. The course is often slowly progressive due to the chronically recurrent (rheumatism) or progressive (atherosclerosis) nature of the underlying disease.

Treatment of the underlying disease; pathogenetic therapy of individual syndromes; arrhythmias, atrioventricular blockade, chronic heart failure (considering that with cardiosclerosis, myocardial tolerance to cardiac glycosides, as a rule, decreases).

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I have a diagnosis of meacordic cardiosclerosis, I wonder if they will commit me

Answer #1

It is rather problematic to get rid of the call for myocardial cardiosclerosis, since it must also be accompanied by persistent arrhythmias and conduction disturbances or heart failure FC 2.
Persistent cardiac arrhythmias include arrhythmias lasting more than 7 days, requiring antiarrhythmic therapy and resuming after stopping treatment. Persistent conduction disorders include permanent AV blockades of I and II degrees, complete intraventricular blockades.

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