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19 1 Fri, 11 Oct 2013
My husband, age 75, has Paroxismal atrial fibrilation and elevated blood pressure. Currently is taking Diovan 80 mg, Metoprolol succinate 25 mg and Warfarin 5 mg (last 10 months). BP and Afib is under control for the last 3 months. Monthly Warfarin checks have been all good. Lately, for about 2...
15 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Hi. I m a 17 year old girl. I woke up this morning feeling really weak. Like I couldn t even stand up without having to sit back down. Also, whenever I would stand up, everything would get dizzy and the room would start spinning. My resting heart rate is 114, and it gets even worse when I stand...
44 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I HAVE TACHIBRADY SYNDROME AND A PACEMAKER. I TAKE DIGOXIN. AFTER A RECENT DIZZY SPELL THEY PUT ME ON METOPROLOL SUCCINATE ER 50 MG. IN READING THE INFORMATION ON THIS NEW DRUG IT SAYS IT IS CONTRAINDICATED IF ONE IS TAKING DIGOXIN. I AM NOT FEELING WELL, SHORT OF BREATH SINCE THEY ADDED THE...
10 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I was just discharge fr. Fr. The hospital a week ago which they told me that when I came I was diagnosed that I had a heart attack based on the level of my troponin and cardiac enzyme. They ordered scan with dye and echo cardio gram which turned out to be all negative or clear. they said my heart...
38 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Sharp back pain on the left side, below shoulder blade. Made worse with exertion, I.e. mopping, sweeping,... At the onset of the pain I ve noticed I start coughing & have a little difficulty breathing. When coughing stops there is a little increase in the pain if I take a deep breath. Have had...
16 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
hello dr. my name is Stephanie, I was born with polycystic renal disease at birth of both my kidneys, ovaries, and liver. they are all loaded with cysts, I also have severe rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hypertension, reynauds disease, and also have hepatitis c due to my field of work as a licensed...
10 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I am male--67 --take Attenonol 25 daily and dont have any health problems-- I dont always take care of my food, sometimes I eat fatty food , meat, butter, etc. --- I take my BP daily and it is never over 145 or lower than 79 , normally it is 14o/80, is there any need to follow a certain diet or...
4 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
My heart hurts, around my heart and between my ribs too it hurts when i breathe in and out, im 14 and this hasnt happened to me before im not sure whats wrong my mom told me it could be gas stuck but i dont think it is, it hurts around my heart and its hurting right now this is the first time...
61 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I am on amlodipine 5 mg and irbesartan 300 mg. My blood pressure is below 110 in the morning so I do not take the amlodipine in the morning but in the afternoon around 2-4 pm when my blood pressure reading goes up to less than 130. I only take 2.5 instead of 5 mg. Around 6-7 PM, I take half of...
17 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Every once in awhile I feel like I have to burp a bit and have a little discomfort that feels like it is under the lower part of my shoulder blade on the left side. When I burp that discomfort leaves. I do have a small hiatal hernia and have not been eating very much because I haven t been really...
8 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
Hello my dad has had quadruple heart surgery 3 weeks ago his been doing really fine his back home but today when I went to visit him he looked abit yellow I thought nothing of it until my partner went to see him later and said the same when we both meet back up I have f said nothing to him yet as...
23 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I have sharp chest pain that lasts 2-3 seconds long. they tend to come and go every ten mins or so. I have been burping a lot. the pain was really bad the first day but its dulling out its been two day so far and I got it to go away on day one with gaviscon anti acid chewable took two of those....
19 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
I was put on midodrine hcl 5 mg 3 times day and pindolol 5 mg 2 day for my synopy. My bp is dropping lower when I exercise even a little, ie walking around the block, shopping. Dr increased my dosage from 2.5mg midodrine to 5 mg and the bp is lower than before. When exercise 99/54 which will last...
41 1 Thu, 10 Oct 2013
My mother’s age is 59 yrs. She have high blood pressure.Her gall bladder is removed in 2007 becoz of gastric stones. Her problem started post operative - diarrhea. We did her endoscopy n colonoscopy in 2007 it stated her antibiotic induced diarrhea. She was on medication but has to stop...
21 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
My mom has severe heart failure with an ejection fraction of less than 20 percent, she has been back in hospitalized has been diagnosed with further damage of mild to mid RCA disease mid LAD disease,severe ostial diagnol disease want does this all mean, we have been told the outlook is bleak, but...
35 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
what does it mean if my heart starts beating really fast randomly, pauses for about 2-3 seconds, then like beats one hard beat and goes back to normal? its most noticable when im about to go to sleep or am resting but ive noticed it during the day. i often feel light headed and/or dizzy and...
3 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
Yes this is about my uncle he is 78 and about a year ago he had open heart surgery to replace a valve now he is having system where he passing out when standing up or he gets real dizzy he has his blood token every other week but still he still has the system. He don t want to go back to the...
8 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
I am 82 year old woman who is in constant AFib. My doctor is suggesting an AVnode abalation. I currently have had pacemakers since I was 68 years old. This procedure would make me 100% pacemaker dependent. I m told it would weaken my heart. Currently have Refraction rate of 55%. I m looking for...
28 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
had. a bad ekg and also a bad stress test. Showed i had had a silent heart attack .have scar tissue damage on my heart. Have an appointment with a heart doctor in three weeks. Question.....Is three weeks to long a time to wait to see a heart doctor and could i have another heart attack or strock...
8 1 Wed, 9 Oct 2013
My triglycerides are at 91 and my glucose is 105, HDL Cholesterol is 38, LDL Cholesterol is 116, Total Cholesterol is 172. I am a 59 year old male, ^ ! I weigh 290 at the moment. I ve had two heart attacks, I ve had open heart, and I m currently taking Simvastatin, Amlodopine and Furosemide. So...
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