I had a cardiac catherization that showed no kinks, clots, blocks or plaque - will an angiogram show more than a cath?
The cath showed I had cardiomyopathy, systemic hypertension and a moderately elevated LVEDP; I was dx with HOCM (hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy) which has been debated by every doctor I've seen since then...One says ARVD, next one says HOCM, now possibly Sarcoidosis or Amyloidosis...one says I have nothing wrong...
I'm unsure how a skin biopsy will show what's wrong with my heart and I can't find one instance of someone being dx via skin biopsy; so I'm questioning the need for this.
From two different links...
C3 increased in many inflammatory conditions as an acute phase reactant, active phase of rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, etc), acute viral hepatitis, myocardial infarction, cancer, diabetes, pregnancy, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, thyroiditis.
Diseases associated with a high complement activity:
Acute Rheumatic fever
Acute mycardial infarction
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries
thanks for that info; I haven't read those yet but I think that's the angle they're working on with the high complements; now to pinpoint the exact cause since nothing has been found so far.