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12 1 Mon, 4 May 2015
I have been short of breath on an off for a long time. I was told it probably is anxiety . However it seems to be coming more often. I am thinking it might be heart failure. I am wearing a heart monitor and will have to were it for a month. If it turns out to be heart failure are there medicines...
144 1 Mon, 4 May 2015
I m male, 51-years-old, 5 8 , and 230 pounds. I take 10 mg of lisinopril and 12.5 mg of coreg 1 x day. For the past week I ve been lightheaded and short of breath. My blood pressure reading 10 minutes ago was 118/72 and my resting heart rate was 111. Should I be concerned and go to the ER? I have...
25 1 Mon, 4 May 2015
I am 68 years old retired person and had by-pass heart surgery two years back. I am on dose of daily pills after my surgery and had been advised to minimize the water intake by 1.5 litres a day and drink only when thirsty. Since last 2 weeks I have following problems: 1) My mouth is getting dry....
35 1 Mon, 4 May 2015
I typically have low blood pressure (97 over 54) yesterday. I usually feel weak with no energy after I eat. I also have heart burn often and I take Ratandine (Zantac equivalent) once or twice day. I used to take Prilosec on a daily basis (for about three years), but decided to quit (with Dr....
10 1 Mon, 4 May 2015
Hi, I am 37 years old and had gastric bypass 4 years ago. Today I had a wellness panel done and I was flagged on 3 things. My AST (sgot) level is low at 11. My ALT (sgpt) is 17. My HDL is 17, and my hemoglobin is 11.9. I am curious if these could be low due to my gastric bypass surgery and if...
18 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
I recently took a maximal stress test on a tread mill. My blood pressure started at 128/82 then went to 164/84 after 3 min. Then it went up to 206/88 after the next three minutes. After 3 more minutes it went to 244/98 and they stopped it. My heart rate was 146 then. What might cause that to...
36 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
My echo stated moderate mitral regurgitation with lvef 55% and my other three valves are mild regurgitation. I am having shortness of breath walking and resting, dizziness, some pain in chest and left arm and getting tired. I was assigned 3 different heart specialist at the same hospital, but...
22 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
what dies QRSD acronym stand for in a kardiogram result? I have a score of 130 I am 73 years old. had no medical history of heart condition. My Pr is 135 QT 424 QTc 470. The P is 1 the QRS is -31 and the T is 132. I am going for a Nuclear Stress Test. I walk evey day for 45 minutes, not out of...
60 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
I am a hypertensive patient of about 10 years. I have tried just about every hypertensive category of meds there is to try. Even combinations of them. I do suspect some CHF. Echo revealed some thickening of the heart muscles. ASA causes my joints to ache really bad. HCTZ causes the same as well...
12 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Painful pricks in left side of chest, 4 -10 in series followed by dull ache in the back. Has happened yesterday at 445, last night at 10 and two back to back right now. I have heavy stress. Previous cardiac work showed nothing but chest xray showed pneuomonia in the righ lung.
46 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
My husband was just prescribed 5mg x8 novo-prednisone, he is on 81mg aspirin, had cardio vascular aneurism 1997 on Lipitor + blood pressure pills Has fungus toe nails. He starts prednisone in the morning Has a heart murmur. Is there some food that he should not eat... He also has a balance...
42 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
I have just been to BP clinic and the nurse said she could hardly hear my blood pressure with the stethoscope? But she took it with an electronic one and by that time my BP was 152/80? She said I may have become tense which would account for it. But what is the reason for quiet BP?
16 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Hi. Yesterday I went to see my dr to get medical clearance for total hysterectomy scheduled for 4/7/14. He did not give clearance because my blood pressure was 170/110. He put me on metropol tartrate 25mg 1/2 tablet twice a day. Took tablet last night and at 9:30am this morning pressure was...
44 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
I am 78 yrs. These days, i am diabitic,BP,and heart patient.I have 90-110 fasting and 160-190 after two hours of meal and my BP is 140/90. my doctor prescribed me istamet 50/500 after brekfast and after dinner.Doctor advised me AMLONG MT50+5 in morning and telma 20 at night.now a days my creatine...
19 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
My friend had angioplasty last Wednesday he had an anyerism(?)spelling?? In his stent. They were able to repair with a stent plus another stent. However, he had a mild heart attack during this procedure. He was released Sunday after ECk and all looked great but he is now having some pain in his...
47 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
My mother just turned 75. She has type 2 diabetes and suffered a massive stroke last year that affected her speech and some cognition but not her mobility. She survived stomach cancer about 8 years ago. We are trying to plan best for her future. What is her anticipated life expectancy? What are...
15 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
I had an angiogram on Tuesday for PAD in leg. I have a little swelling and bleeding. We to emergency room Saturday night and after several tests was diagnosed with hymatoma (sp?) I have little bit of bleeding but after applying pressure stops. If I get up and busy again I get a wee bit of...
14 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
my mom s blood pressure over the last hour has been very low, mostly the bottom number. the last reading was 145 over 64 but was as low as 51 on the bottom number. her question is should she take her blood pressure medicine as normal. She s kinda worried it may make it drop in the night too low.
84 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Hi...I was misdiagnosed by my MD and put on Naproxen for Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Rheumatologist says I don t have Rheumatoid Arthritis but asked if I suffered from high blood pressure or chest pains. No! My blood pressure is usually around 117-123/ 72-80. But I told him I have been having chest...
29 1 Thu, 30 Apr 2015
Diagnosed with high blood pressure several years ago and been on a beta-blocker med to control it. That worked fine until a few months ago when my BP began to drop into the 90/50 range. I was advised to take my meds on an as needed basis. I can go for days with my BP fluctuating between 180/100...
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