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2 1 1 day ago
Dear Doctor, I had undergone radical nephrectomy recently . I have moderate BP. I have been taking metroprolol 50 mg and amlodipine 5 mg daily twice. I have been advised by another doctor to change these tablets with cilacar 10 mg BD. which is better. please advice.
2 1 1 day ago
I had an angiogram on my heart done on Tuesday. I am having severe pain in my right groin area where they accessed artery and down my right leg as well. I am having trouble trying to walk. Is this common or a concern? And should I go to an emergency room to be checked out?
2 1 1 day ago
My heart beat makes my body move. It s like a slight pull to the left with every beat. I usually only notice this when I have to be very still. The first time was about 5 years ago during a mammogram. Another time at the ophthalmologist for a test to measure pressure within the eye. But now it is...
2 1 1 day ago
My husband was admitted today with afib. The Dr said the top of his heart was racing to fast and the bottom could not catch up. He has had open heart surgery and apacemaker since October of last year. he is 82 and diabetic. Are his chances of recovery good?
2 1 1 day ago
my mother is 90 years old and recently had a very mild stroke. We just got her home 2 days ago from the hospital. I just checked her BP and is was 95/65 with a heart rate of 53. Is this cause for alarm. I don t know what s normal for a 90 year old.
2 1 2 days ago
Hello. I recently had a cardiac workup including EKG, treadmill stress test and echo. Only the echo showed severe LVH with 60% EF. I was referred to a cardiologist for a consult, who took another EKG, which also was normal from the one done ten days prior showing no LVH. I have never had high BP....
3 1 4 days ago
Thx. I am 58 year old female who 3 weeks ago had flu, but took Tamiflu and still has sob. But dramatically better. Started on prednisone. On ekg- sinus rhythm negative precirduak t-waves within normal limits. Do I need to worry? What does this mean? I m healthy, with hypothyroidism, take...
12 1 6 days ago
My mom is complaining about the pain in the one side of her face particularly in the forehead down to half side of the nose and cheeks and told about the itching of her gums also in the side of the face. we checked with Nose, Ears and Throat Specialist and found blood in the sinus glands. Her...
3 1 6 days ago
I am a 58 year old heart patient with a repaired mitral valve. I have a diffibrilator/pace maker installed in 2013 after collapsing. This year I had a procedure to repair veinous reflux. I have recently experienced numbness in my feet. My cardiologist has prescribed amlodipine besylate and...
3 1 6 days ago
My son in law has been having an abnormal arrhythmias. I am a nurse and have seen the EKG. He is skipping beats. The complex is showing obvious widening and the P wave is either missing or is buried in the QRS - difficult to see for sure. One of the consulting ER docs stated that he thought the...
3 1 6 days ago
ever since i started taking losarten my blood pressure has gone up. the doctor increased the dosage to 100mg and my heart pounded all day. he also started me on amlodipine at night which seemed fine. can i just quit taking the losarted or should i go back to the 50mg then 25 befor quiting
3 1 6 days ago
because of insurance requirements I have had to change medications. For the last 8 years I have taken Benicar HCT 20-12.5 mg After some confusion, I got a new prescription for Valsartan HCTZ My question is: is the valsartan 160-12.5 mg an equivalent dosage?
2 1 6 days ago
Since January 1st, I have an elevated pulse every time I move, even slowly. In September I climbed Mt Hood in OR with ease. Now I can t walk across the room without my pulse going to 110. I have had a heart stress echo and they found nothing wrong with my heart. I have had my blood pressure...
2 1 6 days ago
Respected Dr. Sir, I am CVG Pal, Aged 61 years. I am having Palpitations & B.P for the last 15 years. First started with Propranolol 40 mg for 3 yrs. & afterward, I have used Atenolol 25 for 5 yrs. Then using Aten 50 mg. for 5 years. Now for the last 2 yrs. Aten 50, daily 2 tablets ( morning &...
2 1 Wed, 8 Aug 2018
Just had cardiac calcium score, I m 71 somewhat overweight and have type 2 diabetes controlled. My total score was 363. Left main artery LMA was 34 the LAD was 281 the LCX was 48 and the RCA was 0. I will consult with my doc next week but will be out of town until Wed. No family history of heart...
2 1 Mon, 6 Aug 2018
Doctor My blood pressure was checked today and surprisingly to me was high, 150/100. My physician prescribed diovan which I have taken my first dose. He asked me to come back to his office in 3 days to recheck the BP. My question is how quickly can I expect to see a decrease in the BP as a result...
2 1 Mon, 6 Aug 2018
I would like to get off eliquis mainly because I hate taking a pill for the rest of my life, also I am tired and hip joints starting to hurt and these may be side effects. I went on it bec of arterial flutter. I had a cardioversion and it is completely regulated for past six months. They state...
2 1 Mon, 6 Aug 2018
Hello...I m 55 years old and my left carotid artery is 100% occlusion. I had a stroke 6 months ago and am meeting with my Doctor next week. They stated that they don t recommend surgery and may take me off the blood thinner Eliquis and put me on an aspirin regiment...this concerns me. Thanks
2 1 Mon, 6 Aug 2018
Hi. I had an MRI done Wednesday. The results showed: No acute intracranial abnormality. Few punctuate remote microhemorrahges in the left parietal lobe. Also Empty sella. Bilateral petrous apex cephaloceles associated with the Meckels caves. Bilateral dilation of dural caves of the oculomotor...
2 1 Mon, 6 Aug 2018
I have been trembling even my teeth clatter most of the time. I am on high blood pressure meds, but at times it still goes up. My eyesight has been shaken and blurry at times. I did have one evening of extreme sweating. I am 60 years old and overweight. I do sleep really well, actually I am tired...
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