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  • 19 hours ago

    Shoulder and chest pain

    I'm 31 years, none smoking, relatively active, slightly overweight, individual that exercises - works in construction regularly. Last Sunday I experienced mild chest pain an elevated heart rate and pain in my left shoulder. I was concerned given symptoms took an aspirin and symptoms quickly subsided. I don't have a family history of heart disease, nor history of drug usage, my cholesterol has always been average. The symptoms suggest coronary heart disease, but it doesn't fit the rest....
  • 19 hours ago

    I'm only 13 and my resting heart rate is usually around 120

    As I said, I'm almost 14 and my resting heart is usually around 120. It usually increases when I stand up or drink a caffeinated drink. Should I see a doctor? And what is causing this?
  • 1 day ago

    What's the difference between flutter, palpitation, etc.

    I have been reading about these issues for a long time but it is still unclear to me what is the difference between a heart flutter, a palpitation, etc.? Or is it only perception? Would it be misinterpreted if I go to a cardiologist?
  • 1 day ago

    Palpitations scaring me

    OK, I am getting a bit scared these past few months... To begin with I really don't know whether to describe it as a flutter, palpitation, skipped beat, extra beat or what so bear with me. Since my 30's I remember having sporadic heart palpitations, not often but nevertheless noticeable to me. There have been times where they became more often for a period of months and then went back to "normal". Back when I was a university student I once became so angry with my roommate that....

  • Blocked LAD with scar tissue from radiation therapy

    I had radiation therapy following breast cancer in 2009. For the past 2 years I've under gone 8 cardiac catheterizations to remove the scar tissue caused from the radiation therapy including 2 brachytherapy procedures. Now 3 1/2 weeks after my last brachytherapy catheterization, I'm having symptoms of shortness of breath, angina in left shoulder and neck and chest pressure again. Is there any prevention to stop the scar tissue from growing back? I have 5 stents in the LAD artery and I've....
  • 5 days ago

    News: Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won't Harm Memory

    Study findings on Repatha, a powerful new cholesterol drug, are 'reassuring,' but expert wants longer follow-up:

  • 6 days ago

    Am I being ridiculous?

    I've been anemic for about 10 months, but my doctor has only recently noticed that it is classified as "severe" anemia. The only reason this was discovered was because I've been to the ER due to feeling absolutely horrible for several weeks. I've been totally exhausted- unable to exercise for more than a few minutes without wheezing, dizziness, profuse sweating, and chest tightness. Along with the anemia, it was clear that I am also in the first trimester of pregnancy. This....
  • 8 days ago

    Afib monitoring

    My wife and I both have Afib with symptoms of rapid, irregular heartbeat that last a few minutes up to several hours. Rapid heart rates are similar and are generally in the 140-160 bpm range. Last year I had the ablation procedure and have been free of the symptoms for the past 17 months since the operation. My wife has had two ablation procedures since 2012 and her symptoms have returned, been verified with a monitor and our EP Dr placed her on Sotalol and Eliquis. The Sotalol seems to be working....
  • 9 days ago

    High blood pressure

    I was sent home from the ER because i though a 160/100 blood pressure was too high. They confirmed the value and then made me lie down. They told me that it was lower lying down and that i should go home. I've left empty handed. Should i return ?
  • 9 days ago

    High Blood Pressure

    I am currently experiencing problems with my blood pressure. I do have a history of high blood pressure and I'm currently on meds for it. I'm also on a heart medication to slow down my heart rate. Well i haven't been feeling well all evening and i took my blood pressure and it's 155/103 and my heart rate is 115 idk if that's cause for alarm or not