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  • Bacteria May be Reason Some Foods Cause Heart Disease, Stroke (article)
  • 19 hours ago

    Can you read my ECG test results?

    I am a 20 year old male and developed a heart murmur at about the age of 17-18 years old. The doctors have run tests such as an and ECG, Holter Monitor, and took 3D images of my heart. I found out that my resting heart rate has gone down to 45bpm when laying on my back (I am only average and not extremely athletic). They claim that it is an "innocent murmur" but they still would like to keep checking on me every few months. I was wondering if anyone could draw some conclusions from my test....

  • 18 hours ago

    Heart Palpitations

    I recently saw my GP, went the ER 2x and saw a cardiologist for shortness of breath and heart palpitations. They did EKGs, I wore a holter monitor and had a stress echo and was told nothing was wrong and that my heart "just skips beats." My resting heart rate is in the upper 50's and my blood pressure is low (90/60 range). When my heart rate is in the 50's is when I notice the palpitations the most. The other issue I am having is CHRONIC jaw pain (over 4 months now). It starts in....
  • 20 hours ago

    Question about PVC's

    I have been having PVC's and dizziness, also moments where I have felt like I was going to pass out. They happen about 6 or 7 times a minute and I also have chest pain. The ER said it did not appear I was having any issues besides the PVC's. However I have a large family history of heart disease and my DR's office says they can't get me in for weeks. I was wondering if I should wait or go back in.
  • 2 days ago

    Brain dead but heart keeps beating after cardiac arrest?

    Last week, my Mom suffered cardiac arrest. She was 53 years old. Paramedics resuscitated her after 45 minutes. The hospital cooled and rewarmed her body to try and eliminate brain damage on the chance that she'd wake up (2/3 doctors I spoke to said survival was minimal). After the cooling, rewarming, and sedation wore off, my Mom never woke up. An EEG picked up seizures but was otherwise unresponsive. She was taken off life support and moved to hospice. She died 3 days later. If my Mom was considerably....
  • 1 day ago

    grapefruit and statin drugs

    is a natural grapefruit less dangerous or more dangerous when using statin drugs as compared to a glass of grapefruit juice. dmbbmartin
  • 1 day ago

    Dietary needs after release from hospital with heart failure.

    My sister-in-law was just released from the hospital after a weeks stay. She has been diagnosed with heart failure. While in the hospital an MRI showed she had had a heart attack at sometime in the past but the cardiologist was unable to determine how long ago. The MRI also showed she has been having TIA's, six of them to be exact. She also has a clot in her heart and a blockage that is causing her heart to only be able to pump 10% blood volume. They can't do any surgery to fix the blockage....
  • 4 days ago

    Heart rate jumps when I stand up.

    My heart goes from 70s to 110 as soon as I stand up. Because of this I stay in the bed for the last week. I had a mri I think its called to check my heart and other things. Nothing came back. I had my blood tested checking heart and nothing came back. A xray and nothing came back. Any help?
  • Scientists convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue, that beats (article)

    Very interesting read. CardioStar* WebMD member (since 8/99)
  • 14 days ago

    Anxiety, Stress, or Heart Issues?

    I am 27 years old and feel (not physically) strange posting a question like this. In Oct of 2016 I had my very first panic attack but initially thought it was heart related. Had used chewing tobacco for the longest time and thought it was the end of me when I had a chest muscle twitch. I checked myself in to the ER a few days later and followed up with a cardiologist the following week and again 2 months later for a stress test. Took me 15 min to get my heart rate up to 164 BPM on the stress test....