When blood washes BACK into your heart, it's not a problem with the atrioventricular valves. Problems in the mitral or tricuspid valves causes blood to flow back into the atria. Problems with the left or right semilunar valves (aka the aortic valve and pulmonic valve) cause blood to flow back into the heart during atrial contraction. These problems can have many causes such as an infection or a congenital defect. They can be treated or left untreated, depending on the severity. The outcome depends on the cause. The surgeries that are performed to correct these problems tend to work well depending on the condition of the person. If the problem led to cardiac arrest myocardium died, then the odds suck. If the problem is found and corrected early, the success rate is excellent.
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my sister who is 30 went to the doctor yesterday over back pain her blood pressure was high 143/97 and her pulse was 143 so the doctor administered an ekg which showed she had a heart attack he then sent her to a cardiologist his ekg machine said the same so he then administered a stress test and sonogram her heart he gave her the all clear that she had in fact not had a heart attack. and told her to check up with her regular doctor today and test for an infection that may be causing the fast pulse rate and blood pressure im just wondering what can cause the ekg to say she had a heart attack when she didn t and what do you think is causing the blood pressure and fast pulse rate thanks.
My husband is 57 years old, 350 lbs., 6 5 who has had pneumonia over the past 4 or 5 winters. He has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins B-cell mediastinal lymphoma . The tumor begins at the base of his diaphragm and extended into his neck, compressing on his neck in several places causing him to feel as if he were being strangled. He also has SVC syndrome with the SVC being 95% occluded. His left arm and chest were greatly swollen with swelling in both legs as well, but less severe than in his left chest and arm. He was given one round of chemo using the R-CHOP, but in less than 48 hours he started feeling a tightness and pain in his left chest. He was given pain medicine and a CT was done. Cardiologist , Pulmonologist , and Radiologist were consulted. Multiple PEs were found in the lungs and a DVT was found near his left ankle. Previous testing before R-CHOP showed heart to have no problems. After chemo, PEs, and DVT, and right side of heart was enlarged due to PEs, entire body, including face swelled tremendously -- his face was unrecognizable for several days. Doctor started heparin for PEs and DVT. Also, his neck became swollen and had what we called a doughnut around it -- it eventually resolved along with the choking sensation. Within a day or two of the heparin being started, he developed a bleed in his back, near T-10 -- as if the pain in his chest went straight through to his back. This caused him tremendous pain. As the pain increased in his back, it decreased in his chest. Before the second round of R-CHOP two weeks later, my husband expressed his concern that if he were given the chemo before the hematoma in his back resolved that he would bleed again expanding the bleed. The doctor said he did not think that would be a problem, but that if it did, he would give zinecard to avoid muscle damage. The morning following the second round of chemo (a Sunday), my husband had a severe burning pain in his back and he felt and we could see a huge mass in his left lower back that was very warm to the touch. Dr. on call said zinecard would not be helpful and refused to give it and only authorized frequency of pain medicine. This, of course, did nothing for shrinking the mass and did little for the pain. The blood began tracking down his back and a new bleed started down low, just above his backside crack and then began spreading below that onto his bottom. His entire lower back was black, blue, and deep red and then it started tracking to both sides. He felt like he was on fire. Nothing else was being done for him. We were horrified and aghast and no one had any answers for us, but they wanted to do chemo again in two weeks. Needless to say, my husband was NOT agreeable to that as he feared he would bleed again. His red blood count numbers dropped to 6.4 and 18. My husband had me put large hospital ice packs on his back and sides -- it took 12 of them and I had to keep refilling them about every 5 to 6 hours. The cold would bring on muscle spasms, so he was given a muscle relaxer as well. That was 4 weeks ago -- the mass in his back is still the same size and my husband is still in terrible pain. Some of the swelling has gone down in his left arm and chest and some in his feet and legs (likely due to the Lasix). He has not received any other treatment and the doctors seem to have no clue as to what caused the bleed in his back or how to proceed. After the second round of chemo, we were told that the tumor shrunk by 30% and that the SVC had opened up some, but no one knows why he is still swollen or why the huge hematoma is not resolving. The tracked blood in his back has resolved. The lung has created new pathways through the PEs and there is no word on the DVT. After 32 days in the hospital, my husband was released and is still on large doses of pain medicine, Lasix, and Lovenox. He is nauseated, in terrible pain, and is not eating. Two weeks ago, his blood tests showed that he has low protein and low albumen. Nothing is being done about this and my husband is now has hanging skin from losing too much weight too quickly. I have brought this to the doctor s attention several times, but he has done nothing about it. My husband lies in bed all day feeling sick and in pain. He was once a very strong man who endured lots of pain without a word of complaint. In 30 years of knowing him, he used pain medicine only when his wisdom tooth was extracted years ago and when he broke his RIGHT (NOT LEFT) ankle 25 years ago. He says that it is a burning, searing pain in his back and he and I believe that the chemo is in his muscle and affecting his nerves as well. It is very difficult for him to walk because he can t lift his left leg. I have to physically help him move his leg. Can somebody please tell us what to do BEFORE he becomes paralyzed and the tumor starts growing again from lack of treatment. We are getting NO HELP from the doctors. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP US. We still have children at home and we do NOT want them growing up without a Daddy (like both of us had to). Thank you so much!!
Age: 43 Female Heart murmur (innocent). One kidney (donor - 11 years ago). I often have back pain (lower) from lifting special needs son. In the last few months I ve had pain between the shoulder blades. One morning, very early (maybe 3 am), it felt like my heart was going to jump out of my chest with very strong flutter. Later that morning I had a squeezing sensation around my ribs that happened over about 30 seconds and lasted an hour before it slowly went away. Remained a bit sore for a couple of days. I wasn t doing anything other than standing at the time. Another time, I was washing my hair in the sink when it felt like I pulled a muscle between my shoulder blades. Slow, gradual pain - lasted for days and it was uncomfortable to take even a slightly deep breath. I have had on and off discomfort between my shoulder blades since. I do have a high stress life with a chronically ill son, and I have trouble sleeping more than 5 hours at night due to back pain and general anxiety. My worry is the pain between my shoulder blades. Is it common to pull muscles there? I hear so much about different symptoms of a heart attack for women. I do get extremely tired by mid day, could doze off just sitting on the couch (I have, actually). But I contribute this to lack of sleep. I ve had my blood pressure checked more than once over the past year. First time it was borderline hypertension, the second time it was something like 110/72. This has been the pattern for me. Higher blood pressure one day, far better a few months later. No obvious reason why.
Hi, this may be a strange question, i am trying to understand what happened with a recent situation involving a family member, the person had no symptoms befor ethe incident, she started to fit, slight foaming at the mouth and long deep, slow breaths, 4 breaths before they stopped, i commenced cpr however this failed as the person died, basically im just trying to figure out what caused the fitting, as nobody at the hospital could tell me y and the post mortem came back as ischaemic heart disease due to her long standing history,but was there another factor that could have been overlooked?
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Hi Doctor, My husband went for a regular health check and found that he had some difficulty in doing stage 3 of stress treadmill. So, he was asked to go for angiogram. The angiogram found a 70% block way above in the left coronary artery. Apparently, the location of the narrowing makes it unsuitable for angioplasty. So he is asked to go for bypass surgery. He has a strong family history of IHD. However, currently, he is not feeling any pain or uneasyness and he is able to do brishk walking for upto 40 minutes every day. Would you suggest we should go for bypass surgery
my mother is having pain in chest from almost past one week now, we consulted cardiologist & after ECHO test he suggested that one of the artery has only 19% blood supply to heart, she is diabetic also. is angioplasty required now. Please note that her blood cholesterol is absolutely normal from almost past one year.