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  • 12 days ago

    Controling high triglycerides w/o medications

    My triglycerides are at 265 which are very high..I don't like taking medications. Is there anyway to get it lower & keep it under control w/o having to take medications..
  • Are Cholesterol, Saturated Fat Less Important to Heart Disease? (article)

    Cholesterol levels and saturated fat in the diet may not play as a big a role in heart disease as previously thought, a new editorial suggests. BUT NOT ALL EXPERTS AGREE that it's time to shift the focus away from cholesterol levels and saturated fat...... http://www.livescience.com/58888-are-cholesterol-saturated-fat-important-in-heart-disease.html CardioStar*
  • 7 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....
  • 4 days ago

    Scary situation post workout. Heart condition ?

    Hi guys, I am 37 years old and haven't smoked or drank alcohol since 1st April and I am 5'11 and 187 lbs. I have started working out after many years. For the past 2-3 weeks, I have just been doing casual exercises, sometimes on a recumbent bike or walking on a treadmill or some weight training without a standard program. On each of these occasions, whether on a recumbent bike or a treadmill or moderate weight training, after 15-20 minutes I have been belching continuously and having mild....
  • 4 days ago

    mild enlarged right ventricular

    I went in for an echo gram after having on an off sharp chest pains. I have not spoken with my doctor yet, but i noticed that the right ventricular was 3.2cm and larger than what was in range. Everything else seems normal. Can you please read the report and tell me what you think will happen next.

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

    www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/here-s-one-way-meat-eggs-can-kill-you-n750416
  • 5 days 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....

  • 5 days 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....
  • 5 days 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.
  • 6 days 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