I have skipped heart beats. Went to ER a year ago and then followed up with cardiologist who did echo And EKG which were normal. Still having constant skipped beats all day and sometimes night. Will this do damage to my heart? Tonight I feel a flutter that makes me want to cough.
I just got a cardiac stress test and an echocardiogram done today. I am having a LOT of PVC s. the options are to: 1. ignore it since I am not having any other symptoms, 2. get on Verapamil, or 3. cardiac ablation which only has a 70% chance of eradicating this problem. Structurally my heart is healty, not regurg, no enlarged chambes, EF is 70%, I am 52 y/o and I exercise, eat healthy and am not overweight. My concern is: 1. how long can I live with these PVC s. 2. I am about to start taking Cymbalta and am concerned how this medication will react with Verapamil if I start taking this drug as well.
I have heart palpitations that feel like chest vobrations at night that continue for about a minute or two after waking and are followed by skipped heart beats for several hours afterwards. The most noticable episodes occurr between 3 and 5 a.m. I an 74, male, exercise regularly, suspected of atherosclerosis. Recently had a medical exam, ECG, Holter monitor which seemed to indicate no major abnormalities.
Hi Dr.My Aunty 70yrs old is having right side facial numbness and paralysis like symptoms.She is able to talk properly. But has been forgetting things and feeling weak. I performed an ultrasound study on and noted calcified plaque in both common carotid arteries and 2d echo study revealed altered diastolic function of LV and mild pericardial effusion. What can be done next?
I am wondering about a cough i ve had for a year and a half. I take clonidine, metoprolol, lasix and azor for high blood pressure for some years now like 6. I had a pericardial effusion 2 years ago. Something is making me cough. Its clear and constant and interferes with my sleep and days. I am also a peritoneal patient. I wonder having my pericardial effusion, to drain the fluid from around my heart, where does the fluid go now in my body and could it cause me to cough if its coming up from somewhere to my throat. I tried omitting the bp meds, but don t think its that. I have also been treated for GERD. But I dont have heartburn, just fluid that comes up and makes me cough. It hurts to cough and im hoarse and my heart even hurts from coughing every single day.
My husband has RA. He has had his pericardial sac removed due to buildup of fluid and also a thoracentisis ~ where they sealed his left side to prevent the buildup of fluid. So he now can breathe better. He now has a full feeling in his stomach. Could RA fluid accumulate there. In the past surgeries the fluid has solidified and they had to peel if off from this heart and lung. What should he do?
A cat scan for the lungs revealed atherosclerosis of the great vessels , aorta and coronary arteries. Aorta and pulmonary arteries are normal in caliber. Heart and and pericardium are within normal limits. There are no significant mediastinal or...
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.