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18 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
Hi my name is Oliver. I m 27 years old. This past few weeks I have been experiencing chest pain, numbness of my hands, sudden increase in hearbeat. ECG was performed thrice but was normal and also my cardiac profile when I was brought to ER. 2d echo was normal and x-ray as well. My Cholesterol is...
18 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
I got my blood leels last month and a call from my doctor telling me that my ammonia was extremmely high like 425, and my heart was enlarged on one side. I think she meant the side that pumps blood away from my heart. When I look at the levels it seems like I have kidney damage. I m being treated...
22 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
I have a history of an abnormal t wave. I am currently , and for the last three hours, experiencing dizziness, lack of cognitive focus, right side chest discomfort wIth occasional stabs of pain, and tingling numbness in both arms. I have had similar symptoms before on a lesser scale and been told...
23 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
I am 67 years old and have had high blood pressure for about 10 years and it has worked find. I took my blood pressure a few days ago and my left arm was about 20 points below the right arm. The points are the first ones I m referring to. I did it today and the same thing happened. The difference...
57 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
dear doctor..am 27 year old female, 166 cm height, previously diagnosed to have mitral valve prolapse...recently I underwent ivf and am 10 days post embryo transfer... I cant sleep from palpitation and irregular heart rhythm...I cant take beta blockers , especially if I turned out to be...
279 1 Thu, 5 Feb 2015
How long can a 72 yr old man with15% heart function live. A year ago he had a valve repaired. This year they put a wire from his pacemaker defibulator into his lefy heart muscle because it was so weak. It didnt help and his heart function went from 30 to 15 percent. He twice went back into the...
27 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
My Husband has Buerger s Disease and Peripheral Artery Disease, they just found that he has 50% blockage in carotid artery. Also they found extensive abnormal T2 hyperintensity signal lesions on both cerebral hemispheres scattered and located ib bitger periventricular and subcortical locations....
24 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I am not certain if this is considered heart palpitation but I feel like heart beat is on my throat and makes me cough. When a heart beat is on my throat I do not feel the pulse. I do not smoke, do not drink alcohol and do not drink caffeinated drinks. I was drinking non-caffeinated coffee but I...
32 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
Im 51 and have had heart papaltations on and ofd for 26 yrs, 2 wks ago I went to hospital and my heart rate was at 217 (3 yrs ago I also went and my heart rate was at 227) yesterday I noticed bruises that look like someone grabbed my arm, (they look faded) but no one has and I didn t hit it on...
11 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
Hello, I have been experiencing pain on upper right side ribcage, It gives me discomfort but when I tend to lye on my stomach when I am sleeping the pain gets pretty bad. Also it seems like there is constipation also involved. Just wondering if you guys might have some advice. Thank you
14 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I had a-fib. ablations were done in 05. Over the years, a few times a year I would get pvc s, palpitations, rapid heart rate. It would last a few hours and go away. This is new, the last three days my heart radayte is high. I don t fell bad, I can hardly feel it. I did take my blood pressure...
23 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I have had 3 cardioversion for afib. another one scheduled for Monday. Each time my cardiologist has changed antiarrhythmic meds. He said I have 1 more med. I can try after this one (I am also asthmatic). Then he said my best bet is for a pacemaker if these don t work. I have read about the...
13 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
My friend has experienced chest pain on the left side as well as his left arm feeling heavy & tired at the same time. It has happened four times in the past couple months. He is 36 & though it s not expected or common for someone of this age to have a heart attack or stroke; could it be symptoms...
10 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I had a heart attack back in July 2013 and I have 9 different medications to take. I am a truck driver and with the medications I stay sleepy, weak and sometimes I have severe dizziness to the point where I have to pull off the road till I get myself together. I was asked to go on disability last...
26 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I suffer shortness of breath when I walk briskly for one block. After a nuclear scan a part of my heart was not receiving enough oxygen. My cardiologist went and did an angiogram 2 days ago but was not successful for some reason . In view of this I am now scared to go back to the same doctor. Is...
15 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
my husband has pressure in the chest and pressure and discomfort in the stomach area. He had an arteriogram this past week after stress tests and the cardiac arteries were functioning well so no stents were needed, but his symptoms persist. I have wanted to know the symptoms of aortic aneurysms....
20 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
Greetings My Brother caught a virus, it manifested itself to attack his heart. he was in ICU for 10 days. They installed a defibrillator and sent him home. He is currently very week and its been almost a month with no follow ups from the hospital. He has no history of any other diseases or...
14 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
i am 36 years of age and recently in April 2014 ,i had to undergo Angiogram test to find out if there are any blockages which were none. The background for this is the changes in my ECG report .. I have been advised to Take Ecospirin 75 mg, Concor 1.25 and Crestor 20 mg. I am having too much...
15 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
I m fit healthy 75 yr old female, no heart probs. about once or 2x month when lying down, my heart races, feels as if it s going to jump out of chest, throbbing moves up towards throat, then stops. This is scary. Should I see my pcp? Sarah in San Francisco
442 1 Wed, 4 Feb 2015
My mother has congestive heart failure and her heart is pumping at only 20%. The hospital wants to release her today, shouldn t they keep her longer? Also how long is her life expectancy? How can we help her improve her current condition? She is very young, late 50 s.
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