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By Marie On 2012.10.17 09:55
I would like to know if anyone has any thoughts on Parkinsons and the heart muscle. Since we all know that Parkinsons affects the outer muscles does it also affect the inner muscle like the heart. I do know that Parkinsons affects the digestive system muscles but not sure about the heart.

By karolinakitty On 2012.10.17 12:28
In our case...at least not yet....doc said his heart is better then most for 56 and a smoker....his BP goes crazy but it hasn't affected his heart....now his rib muscles and many other muscles he gets Dystonia.

By LOHENGR1N On 2012.10.17 15:43
The heart is part of our autonomic nervous system (it beats independent of being told to kind of like on automatic. As does our breathing etc, etc.) This system is run by electric impulse firing through the synapses in our brain. Dopamine bridges the gaps between these synapses so the circuit is complete and the system runs. So yes P.D. can and does in time effect the heart also.

By Marie On 2012.10.18 11:21
thank you so much Lo, your answers are really great and much more understandable than the Dr

By parkinit On 2012.10.22 09:13
We were told as well that the heart IS a muscle and it has the potential to be affected as well as other muscles in the body at some point.


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