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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for dizzy spells

3 days ago I suffered a dizzy spell that took me off my feet. I was able to get up and call my doctor. I have a small pericardial effusion and mitral valve prolapse. I am still foggy headed and a bit unbalanced. My vision is blurry at times. The only thing on my blood work that is a bit high is MPV 12.4. I don t know what to do at this point but I am struggling through the day.
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
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Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to different possible causes: a cardiac arrhythmia, an inner ear disorder, epilepsy seizures, a transient ischemic attack, etc..

For this reason, considering your past medical history, I would recommend performing some tests to investigate for the possible causes:

- a cardiac ultrasound and resting ECG
- fasting glucose
- thyroid hormone levels
- an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to investigate for cardiac arrhythmia
- blood electrolytes
- a brain MRI study.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above issues.

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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