my son is 3 month old baby , he is diagonised with hole in heart of 0.6 cm moderate to large sub aortic VSDL --- R shunt . What is the inference? he sweats some times. is that a problem.what is the treatment for such hole? IS IT LIFE THREATENING, I AM WORRIED whenever HE SWEATS .
my elderly friends daughter has a hole in her heart since birth that never closed. the Dr. in Kentucky says there is nothing that can be done. the sides of the hole have hardened. she is 22, small framed, on oxygen, only one class a day and some none. her quality of life is not good. and suggestion or Dr s to recommend.
Eight years ago my husband had a stroke and approximately three years later he had a heart attack damaging 72% of his heart. He has a hole in his heart and the doctors believe he manufactures blood clots. They have him on 80 mg of plavix, asprin, lipitor, fish oil and another tiny white pill I can t remember. He exercises regularly and has a good diet and is not at all over weight. However, he is a heavy drinker three out of five days a week. There is no family history of heart disease. His cardiologist advised him to consider a defibrillator but he refused. Recently a nurse told me ten years is the considered life expectancy in this situation. Can this be true or is this more the scenario of someone who does not follow diet and exercise advice?sand
Hi I had sever mitral',valve reguritation in june when was pregnant, my last heart scan showed the leaking had slowed/stopped, I am due another heart scan next week, but these last few days been experiencing bad circulation in my feet when i get out of bed, have always had in my hands but never my feet,'will this be due to my heart problem?
Hello Dr, 41 year old, non-smoker, 1-5 units of alcohol a week, active, no other health issues. Family history of heart problems (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ), have been checked and do not have it, although have a slight thickening of arterial knuckle which gets monitored. I m getting what feels like pulses or faint flutters from my oesophagus region to the top of my sternum region, these symptoms are infrequent during the day to sometimes non-existent, but at night the symptoms only occur when laid on my back or on my left side (they disappear when I m lying on my right side?) and feel more constant with a heart beat ie pulses at a constant rate. Occasionally have slight breathlessness since this has started 1 week ago. Now I ve had a slight upset stomach (although not constipated I ve not been regular) the last week and the symptoms do seem to be more present when I have heavy feeling in my stomach and then subside once I pass wind. Is the pulses/flutter linked to this and could be a blockage and wind not escaping? Or something else?
My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.
Recently I have been experiencing a "racing heart" ulse rate upwards to 111, and general tiredness. Is this something to be concerned about since heart disease runs in my family, including a sibling that died from a heat attack at age 57. My age is 56
How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...