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Old 09-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #1
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Auto-immune & Cardiomyopathy?

Hello. I am writing this in hopes someone can give me some insight to help me wrap my brain around my resent tests pointing to cardiomyopathy? I am a 39-year-old Caucasian female, I have never smoked, nor have a done drugs, I drink in moderation and I am not overweight. For 8 years I have had high blood pressure, which I am being treated for. I recently visited my doctor for heartburn. I canít seem to ever get a breath and I am always out of breath, I feel as if someone is pushing my chest from the inside out. I have had constant chest pain for as long as I can remember, but never thought anything of it.

The past two weeks Iíve had:
X-Ray: No enlarged heart/X-Ray looks good
CTA Ė CT procedure: No blood clots/CT was good
Blood tests: Creatine Serum was low; RBC was low
Echo-Stress Test: Left ventricle ejection infarction 35% (should be 55% as Iím told)

ANA TITER Positive 1:320 TITER
HLA-B27 Present

My mother has Rheumatoid arthritis; my father has cardiomyopathy.

I have auto-immune antibodies but never have been diagnosed with Lupus, etc.; do you think these antibodies intertwine with my tests showing cardiomyopathy?

I see my cardiologist tomorrow and I donít want him to laugh when I ask this question.

Any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for reading.

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