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  • 18 hours ago

    News: Healthy Heart in 20s, Better Brain in 40s?

    Following lifestyle recommendations in young adulthood pays off later, study says. Click here to read more:

  • 13 hours ago

    Leg Swelling from Congestive Heart Failure

    My husband has CHF and hurt his back 3 weeks ago and has not been able to lay down, so with the humidity this summer, his legs are swelling a lot. He takes diuretics, but they aren't helping much. We were wondering if a leg massager would help?
  • 1 day ago

    Heart Donation

    Can you donate your heart while living to a relative and get an artificial heart in Norway?
  • 1 day ago

    felt chest pain, took a couple deep breathes, pain gone?

    I had a sudden onset of a fairly significant pain in my chest in the breast bone area. Took a couple of deep breathes and in a few minutes the pain subsided significantly. Yes my family has significant heart history. I don't want to over react but don't want to ignore the obvious either. thoughts of what I should do?
  • 2 days ago

    Seriousness of an ST segment depression in stress ECG

    My 52 yo husband had a stress ECG and it showed an ST segment depression. We have no idea how serious this is and we are waiting to hear back from his doctor. Anyone else heard of this?
  • 3 days ago

    Why DVT Is So Dangerous

    A painful, swollen leg may be one sign of a dangerous clot. We explain the symptoms, treatments, and prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT):

  • 3 days ago

    Pacemaker after total knee replacement surgery

    I was in the recovery room (27Jun @330pm) after undergoing Total Knee replacement (TKR), heart rate dropped to 38, felt weak and tired, nurse added something to my IV, felt fine and all vitals returned to normal. They took me to my room and I ate and was resting. My heart rate dropped to 32, I was nauseated and cold, sweating and very pale (27 Jun @7pm), the emergency team was called and after 20min they got all my vital signs back to normal. They wired me with a portable heart monitor to see what....
  • 4 days ago

    What is the name of this heart defect?

    My husbands family was telling me about a heart defect that runs in the family. His mom has it and his older brother has it too, but my husbands never been tested for it. They told me it's when one of the veins (ventricle?) goes straight through the heart instead of around and in times of stress or during rigorous exercise it constricts and can cause issues. English is their second language so they don't know the English name. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
  • 5 days ago

    AFib back day after cardio conversion; bpm averaging 130 bpm

    Had my 2nd cardio conversion in 6 mos done last Thur. Was back in AFib after 26 hours (after showering, dressing and picking up house). BPM shot to 176/back in Afib. Went to concert; walked couple of blocks and back. Was out of breath; bpm was never lower than 120 bpm, usually higher. Now Sat nite-my Kardia ekg device shows me as "unclassified" due to bpm being high or in Afib. How long can I go w high bpm and Afib? Do I go to Emergency Room or contact electro doc on Monday? Doc talked....
  • 5 days ago

    Need to raise HDL

    Male, 54, 5'7", 145 lbs, great health. Resting pulse around 60. I exercise vigorously, eat a high fiber, low fat diet, and have no known medical conditions. I don't drink, smoke, or take any drugs or medications, with the exception of occasional headache medicine, or very occasional laxative, and such. My colonoscopy at age 50 was clean. My LDL is in a good range, but doctor says I need to raise my HDL, and that I should do aerobic exercise to do so, which is a joke, because I exercise....