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  • 2 days ago

    Heart PVC

    I am an 84 aged male. In April 2018 I had a Pacemaker installed. At the time they noticed PVC's occurring almost 600 times per hour. I was given Metoprolol Tartrate starting in April. Since then my PVC has decreased to 368 per hour. I am being sent to a Cardiologist in January 2018 to determine ablation surgery. What danger does the 368 events per hour do to my heart? Should I try to go to another Dr . to see if I can get in sooner or will the PVC's not really cause heart problems?
  • 6 days ago

    endocarditis

    On April 14, 2014, I had a Mitral valve replacement, mechanical. I am on Coumadin 6mg. I do INR every two weeks which have been good. I am 57 years old female, non smoker, with high blood pressure, under control. I weight 181 ibs and 5ft 7in tall. 1. What is the prognosis, life span expectancy of mechanical mitral valve replacement. 2. Is Mechanical valve replacement the same thing as heart disease? Thank you
  • 6 days ago

    Fast heart

    This is very new for me but kind of scary. My heart feels lately like it's beating out of my chest sometimes. Especially when I lay down at night. It is really affecting my sleep. During day seems to be fine but once I lay down it feels so fast. Just about 100 beats min some time 101 or 102
  • 7 days ago

    New - Scary - Heart Issues

    I have lived with Mitral Valve Prolapse all of my life - finally received an official diagnosis at 18 with an echo. The last week I have noticed a change in the strength of my pulse rate. It seems weaker, but still according to my at home blood pressure monitor and pulse oximeter - my pulse is anywhere from 65-85 resting - standing up walking around it can get up to 120. My oxygen always stays between 95 and 97. I feel weaker, fuzzy headed, no energy the last week. I was taking a half of one of my....
  • 9 days ago

    Breathing Pain

    I am a 20 year old woman. I dont smoke or drink. I try to exercise everyday or every other day. I live a somewhat stressfull life. For the past few months, probably it began 10 months ago, I've been feeling these sharp chest pains. I generally feel it on my lungs, more on the left side but it alternates. It happens at random and it can last from 2 seconds up to 5 minutes. In that moment each time I take a breathe its painful, but then it disappears as if nothing happened. At first I would ignore....
  • 10 days ago

    shingles

    suddenly, I had a upper right side aching that radiates to my right side and ride side breast. My right breast is itching. The pain did not radiate to the left side. The doctor told me it is shingles. I had chicken pox as a child and am from African descent. Yesterday, he gave me Valtrex 1 gram 3 times a day and gabapentin 100mg three times a day for pain. The pain med did not work, so I took hydrocodone(which I had at home), this morning with the Valtrex. The pain had subsided. This morning, I was....
  • 11 days ago

    Exercise heart rate

    I had by pass surgery in April and after cardiac rehab I go to the gym for my 30 minutes five days a week of exercise. How high should I get my heart rate. Normal is 80-90 and I am presently going to about 110. Also have COPD and leukemia (CLL) and have ¼ of one lung removed.
  • 12 days ago

    Proximal and mid LAD stents

    Hello, first time posting here. I'm looking for some support on my recent heart health issues. I'm a 43 y/o male nonsmoker. I have significant family history of poor heart health on my mothers side. I won't go into all of the specifics unless to keep this as short as possible. Here's my story: Around the first of this year I noticed some occasional dull achy chest pain. Was very sporadic and could happen at any time. This eventually became more and more frequent. In March I was sitting....
  • 19 days ago

    Weird breathing/ heart pain

    Whenever I get up my heart just races like it coming out of my chest. While breathing it hurts a little as well. It's super annoying when you're trying to get sleep but CANT!! I keep waking up from irregular breathing and irregular heart beat.
  • 19 days ago

    Fluttering heart

    I have been having fluttering of my heart for the last 9months. I had 2 stress tests done with the result of PVC. The cardiologist says there is nothing physically wrong with your heart. You only have condition whatever you have skipped heartbeats causing the fluttering. It should only lasts a few seconds. But sometimes it feels like I am about to pass out. Sometimes my heart is pounding so hard I think I am about to die. Sometimes lasts for more than 2 minutes. He then says maybe it’s something....