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  • 19 days ago

    Heart problem

    2nd dose of metoprolol and having chest pains. Is that normal.
  • 20 days ago

    Postural Hypotension?

    I have had anxiety for most of my life, and it’s been leading from one thing to the next. Whenever I stand up (from a laying position), I get really lightheaded, and my eyes blackout for a few seconds. I’m not jumping up either, I’m just standing up. I kind of think it may be linked to a breathing disorder, because a while ago, I used a breathing excercise app, and it relieved my eyes from blacking out when I stood up. I don’t know what to think, and my health issues have been leading to mental health....
  • 21 days ago

    Lasting chest pain

    Recently, my heart has been beating hard as a result of over-excitement. This would often lead to an intense pounding in my chest with discomfort or some pain, where I would then try to just calm myself back down. Just a few days ago, it was beating intensely, which resulted in a pain in my chest that has persisted since then, which seems to intensify with stress. Also, my head has been aching, and my left arm occasionally feels like it is falling asleep. At this moment, it does not feel particularly....
  • 22 days ago

    Biodegradable stents

    Hi, my husband had a quad bypass 8 years ago. They used his left mammary artery for the bypass of his LAD. Last week he had an abnormal stress test. He has had no pain or problems since the surgery 8 years ago. The test showed a definite change since his last stress test last year. He had an Angiogram on Tuesday, and 3 biodegradable (BVS) stents were used to open up his mid and ostial LAD. The other 3 bypasses were in great shape. We were not asked if we wanted the BVS stents, but you sign forms....
  • 22 days ago

    Heart problem

    Okayguys so I’ve had this problem for about 5-6 years now. I’m 19 years old and am very active I’ve played sports all my life. Back then when I first started feeling these discomforts I would worry but it went away after about 5 Min so then I would be back to normal. Okay so here is what happens... at rest my heart rate is 53 bpm... which is low for my age... but when I exercise or run for instance out of no where with no warning I will get an immediate shock of a rapid heart beat. The feeling is....
  • 22 days ago

    Interesting ECG reading

    Hi, I'm 32, lean, very active, eat well and feel generally quite healthy. I have had a few ECGs done by a student getting an entry level medical certification, and all of the reports have come back showing "incomplete right bundle branch block", "enlarged right atria", "abnormal". I intend to set up an appt to see a cardiologist to find out more about what this means, but thought I'd throw it out here first! No symptoms of heart or health issues at this time....
  • 23 days ago

    Heart Health

    Had shortness of breath and chest pain if I walked less than a half mild. Primary care referred me to heart doctor. First I had an echo stress, then a stress test, a heart monitor for 14 days. Results suggested that I need a heart catherization. Never heard about the results of the heart monitor. After researching the doctors qualifications, i SEE She just graduated from medical school, less than 2 years ago. I decided to go for a second opion with a more experienced doctor. He ordered a nuclear....
  • 23 days ago

    ICD Battery Zero - Will it have any adverse impact?

    I had an ICD for last 10 years following MI and low ejection fraction-30%. It was installed as a precaution. Even though my EP report was negative. It never fired in last 10 years. My ejection fraction has since improved above 40% and I am doing very well. Now the battery life is approaching zero. I do not want to get the ICD replaced. Will I have any problem letting the ICD remain installed with battery fully discharged?
  • 24 days ago

    weakening of hart out put

    I am 55 years old and have a hart that is getting weaker each year and I was recently told to sign up for a possibility of a transplant, If my hart dose not respond to Meds. I have a family history of hart disease, I have been a vegetarian for 3 months and am looking for the best ways to avoid a transplant through diet. Can anyone give me advice that will help.
  • 25 days ago

    36 yr. old undetermined death

    My mom was 36 when she passed away. She drank excessively over a 10 year period with 1-3 years sobriety in between. She also used speed for a couple of years when she was young but alcohol was her main drug of choice. She ended up having over 6 years of sobriety right up until the day before her death. She went to sleep that night and never woke up. She was found with a small amount of blood that trickled out of the side of her mouth at some point in time during that night. The blood was very light....