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What can be done for hypokinesis of the heart? 

submitted by Rowena from Hawaii on 12/26/2012

Answer:

by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, George Younis, MD    George Younis, MD

Hypokinesis of the heart, in general, means that some or all of the heart is not moving (contracting) as well as it should. This type of question is very hard to answer without specifics. Typically, medications can be used to help the heart function as well as possible.

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