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111 Possible Causes for Difficulty Raising Arms, Sudden Death

  • Stroke

    Arm weakness. One arm will feel weak or numb. When asked to raise both arms, one of the person’s arms will drift downward. Speech difficulty.[] A very severe stroke can cause sudden death.[] Arm weakness Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? Speech difficulty Is speech slurred or hard to understand?[]

  • Rheumatic Heart Disease

    Later symptoms may include difficulty lifting objects onto a shelf, lifting your arm to comb or brush your hair, getting out of the bath, and even raising your head or turning[] The sudden, unexpected death in each of these patients resulted in their deaths all being reported to the coroner.[] This aortic dilation may tear, dissect, or rupture, causing serious heart problems or sometimes sudden death.[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy 2

    Later, there is difficulty raising the arms or flexing the wrists and/or ankles.[] At one extreme of the spectrum one patient died of sudden death.[] Muscle weakness was progressive, and he had difficulty raising his arms by age 40 years.[]

  • Botulism

    Report of Case A 66-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of worsening low back pain, difficulty raising her arms and walking up stairs[] death.[] From 1976 to 2010 we created an archive of 1090 BoNT-producing isolates consisting of 1012 IB patient (10 outpatient, 985 hospitalized, 17 sudden death), 25 food, 18 dust[]

  • Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy Type 1

    Initial symptoms are slowly progressive and may include difficulty whistling, closing the eyes, and raising the arms (due to weakness of the scapular stabilizer muscles).[] death, and heart failure. 3 , 4 In retrospective analyses, we have previously investigated the high incidence of sudden death among carriers of such mutations. 4 , 5 Although[] death and ischemic accidents due to embolism.[]

  • Autosomal Dominant Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 1B

    Weak shoulder muscles can make it difficult to raise arms above the head, hold the arms outstretched, or carry heavy objects.[] Cardiac dysrhythmias in EDMD and LGMD1B include AV block, bradycardia, atrial tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and atrial standstill, causing sudden death necessitating pacemaker[] death caused by arrhythmias ( Muchir et al 2000 Hum Mol Genet 9, 1453-1459 ).[]

  • Muscular Dystrophy

    ; Shoulder blades that “wing” out; Difficulty raising arm above shoulder height; Foot drop (foot dorsiflexion weakness); Weak lower abdominal muscles, “pregnant” belly; Loss[] Sudden death with acute heart failure occurred in a patient with underlying renal dysfunction and elevated BNP.[] The person has difficulty raising the arms because of shoulder and arm muscle weakness. Weakness of the lower legs is possible as the disorder gets worse.[]

  • Myotonic Dystrophy

    Initial symptoms are slowly progressive and may include difficulty whistling, closing the eyes, and raising the arms (due to weakness of the scapular stabilizer muscles).[] Sudden death was defined as death occurring suddenly and unexpectedly in a patient who was stable before the event. 21,22 Witnessed deaths were classified as sudden only if[] We studied the association between CTG expansion size and other baseline characteristics and (1) cardiac involvement at baseline and (2) the incidence of death, sudden death[]

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    raising arms above one's head (0.19 (0.10-0.28)) were all associated with increased functional impairment.[] […] disorders, hyperglycaemia, and gastrointestinal disturbances. 5 16-18 Sudden death has been reported in at least 10 cases.[] […] that worsens after resting – for example, symptoms may be most severe when getting up in the morning fatigue (or tiredness) difficulty sleeping difficulty raising arms above[]

  • Autosomal Recessive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2O

    Shoulder and arm weakness can lead to difficulties in raising the arms over the head and in lifting objects.[] LGMD1B is also associated with cardiac dysrhythmias, including atrioventricular conduction blocks, and late-onset dilated cardiomyopathy, that may lead to sudden death.[] For example, a cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator can greatly reduce the risk for sudden death due to an abnormal heart rhythm.[]

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