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A cardiac marker for disability in ME

A Cardiac Marker for Disability in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Written by Carol Sieverling (2004), Edited by Maryann Spurgin (2016). Forward (2016): The fascinating thing about this article is that everything from chemical allergies to immune dysfunction in ME is explained in … Continue reading

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Reduced cardiac volumes in ME/CFS

ME Research UK article: Reduced cardiac volumes in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with plasma volume but not length of disease: a cohort study Over the years, a number of reports in the scientific literature have pointed to the presence of … Continue reading

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Cardiac abnormality and low blood volume confirmed in CFS

Research abstract: Objectives: To explore potential mechanisms that underpin the cardiac abnormalities seen in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using non-invasive cardiac impedance, red cell mass and plasma volume measurements. Methods Crdiac MR (MR) examinations were performed using 3 T Philips Intera … Continue reading

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MRI finds heart dysfunction in CFS

Abstract Purpose: In chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), only a few imaging and histopathological studies previously assessed either cardiac dimensions/function or myocardial tissue, suggesting smaller left ventricular (LV) dimensions, LV wall motion abnormalities (WMA), and occasionally viral persistence that may lead … Continue reading

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Cardiac dysfunction with a small heart is related to ME

Abstract The etiology of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is unknown. Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) has been recently postulated to be the cause of CFS. Orthostatic intolerance (OI) has been known as an important symptom in predicting quality of life in CFS … Continue reading

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