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  • 4 days ago

    Heart palpitations and air burping

    I am according to my Dr. a very healthy, 6 2 150 lb, 47 year old male. Although he says my arms and legs (36 in inseam) are a little long and my heart has to work hard to get the blood out to them, little else is wrong with me, but maybe some mild asthma and allergies. So he says I may have some kind of heart thing where it skips a beat or whatever, can't recall the name (right?) but he said probably nothing to worry about but I can do an echo if I want. He said it would probably just make me....
  • ICD restrictions.

    I was a street cop when I was diagnosed with VTACH's. The ablation failed so an ICD the size of an old pager was placed in my left chest. Prior to the surgery, I met with two heart doctors. One told me my street career was over. My surgeon told me he had a patient (cop) get fired for being unfit for duty after an implant (I guess he didn't want that to happen to me). He still felt I should be able to work the streets despite no more push ups, bench press, row machine, or lifting more than....
  • 11 days ago

    Calcific aortic atherosclerosis (HELP) I don't know what this means

    I had a ct scan with contrast and this showed up on the ct scan. I have no idea what they are talking about and the little bit of information is not helpful at all. Can anyone tell me something about this? The only other thing that is written says, "The abdominal aorta measures only 18 mm." Again, I have no idea what all this means. Can someone please help me?!
  • 18 days ago

    Heart missed beats and flutters

    I have had a problem with missed heartbeats for years I have learned to live with it sometimes it makes me feel light headed..but my Dr said it is nothing to worry about. Now I read it is a major concern, anyone have the same problem. Thanks Danthespan
  • 19 days ago

    Brilinta Dosage

    I have a question about Brilinta. I was on 90 mg 2x daily for about 18 months. I was changed to 60mg 2x daily about 10 days ago. I haven't been feeling real well the last couple days. It feels like my heart is working harder. This also happened earlier this year when doctor told me to stop taking Brilinta altogether but I felt MUCH worse that time. Does the heart and circulatory system get used to the thinner blood? I am convinced my body is now used to the thinner blood and doesn't adjust....
  • 19 days ago

    Enhancing lifespan after aortic valve replacements

    My dad is, and has always been, extremely active and physically fit. He's a 71 year old dairy farmer that's both muscular and flexible, capable of fully extending himself using an exercise wheel, and has no history of health problems. That era of perfect health seems to be at an end. He went to the doctor for a routine blood test five days ago, and discussed the results with the doctors today. Everything on the four page list was perfect except for just one small detail: he has severe aortic....
  • 19 days ago


    Needed some feedback from anyone who may have had this issue: I have taken metoprolol and flecainide for years due to SVT and PVC’s. I have been stable other than seldom palpitations. I have take Lexapro and was on for a year when dose was recently I am experiencing a lot of pvc’s in bigemnity and just many in episodes lasting up to 5 minutes and at times longer. This is now happening daily to several times a day. I have since stopped the Lexapro and have been off 11 days and palpitations....
  • 20 days ago

    Leaky mistral heart valve syndrome

    Hi, I'm a 31 year old female who was diagnosed with having leaky mistral heart valve syndrome in January (2020). I was admitted into the hospital and put on a ventilator for 6/7days, I had bilateral pneumonia which was the reasoning in me being taken by ambulance and admitted into the hospital. This is when they discovered that I had a leaky heart valve., which was shocking news to my family and I. Cause back about 2 and a half years ago, I had an episode in which the whole right side of my body....
  • 1 month ago

    Irregular heartbeat and burping with stomac problem

    I have this type of problem, irregular heartbeat and burping many time in a day, after meal before meal or any time, some time feel better after burping. I have also visited hospital many time. ECG shows arrhythmia. Problem was not solved after taking stomack medicine, after many time i solve this problem with the prayer, and thanks to Allah now i am fine, solution is that. Massage your belly with any oil like almond oil, flaxseed, or olive oil, specially on navel (belly). you will be ok in just....