My father had a heart attack just the other day, it happens frequently, I would just like to know if there is any way he can check at home if his heart is ok? He doesn t have money for a doctor and I m living too far from him to help directly... Please help
Hi, I am 46 y/o female (just turned 46), still active. My height is only 4 9 and weight 122 lb. But my BP and my pulse is high. Usually I don t go to see a doctor, only for my papsmear/mamo. This week I ve had a cold and couldn t come to work. I went to see my doctor (after 2 years) and my BP was 150 (didn t tell me how much diastolic was). She just told me to come for another check up in 4 months. I called her next day and asked for some lab tests (cholesterol, creatinine, which I ve had done 6 years ago). Why she didn t offer this to me during my visit? Anything else should I check? I decided to change my diet and checking my bp regularly at home. Interesting, that sistolic went down. The highest I ve had 123 and lowest 103, but diasolic still high - 79-90. My pulse is 82-96. I think this numbers are telling that I have prehypertension. I work as a sonographer in a busy hospital. My work is also very stressfull. My father died suddenly from the heart attack at 67. My mother has HBP and taking meds. So, I am in high risk. What else can I check (tests) to examine my heart (coronary arteries)? I don t want to start meds.
my sister is having heart palpitations which lasts for a few minutes. she said she had a hard time breathing and feels like drowning. she had her heart check but it was normal. she also reported experiencing hand shivers whenever the palpitation attacks happen. what do you think is the cause of her palpitations?