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  • 16 hours ago

    about my husband cardio echo

    one part of the test said the chamber structure was normal for the LA LV RA BUT RV size was mildly dilated. Is this a problem we should be concern with. All over function of his heart is 60%. Told by primary care doctor that was good. I just don't trust this. The valve structure and function was mild regurgitation. What does this mean?
  • 3 days ago

    Husband bp 290/250!

    Last week l had my cousin who is a nurse practitioner check my husbands blood pressure. Over the past 2 years his pressure has been steadily rising from 180/120 unmedicated to 206/136 now it's 290/250. She immediately administered intravenous Labetalol up to 300mg. At the emergency room his pressure was monitored using a arterial line. The highest reading was 375/305! When the arterial line was removed the blood shot across the room! I'm worried
  • 4 days ago

    Minor apical lateral reversibility

    Hi, I was suffering chest pains which I thought might be prinzmetals angina because the pain usually came on when I was at rest. But I was tested for angina. I was then sent to the nuclear department where they gave me an ECG at rest and after a drug to exercise my heart. I also had a CT scan. The consultant wrote that I had "Minor apical lateral reversibility of doubtful clinical significance with no evidence of widespread disease." He then discharged me. Could someone please explain what....
  • 7 days ago

    myocardial bridging

    I have had cardiac issues for over 10 years. I am currently taking 150 mg metoprolol daily, 60 mg imdur daily, 40 mg atorvastatin, asa 81 mg, and nitro sl PRN. I was just diagnosed with myocardial bridging after an angio. I am a little stunned because I have angina, arrhythmias, PVC and PAC after a 7 day monitor, elevated troponin level with edema (those were the initial symptoms). I am reading from benign to sudden death. What questions should I ask my cardiologist on my follow up? What further....
  • 8 days ago

    It has to do with my right leg pain I get.

    Two weeks ago After I had dinner with a couple friends I was getting ready to exit a mall and my right leg at the back area the calf had unbearable pain in it going up my leg it caused me to cry out loud.
  • 8 days ago

    Please let me know if anyone has experienced a similar issue or has any advice

    This last week has been absolutely horrible attempting to figure out what is wrong with me. To give some background (I have no idea if this has anything to do with my current condition) I have had bad stomach tension in the middle right area of my stomach and pain for the past few years along with nausea. about a year and a half ago, I had my gall bladder taken out due to it not working properly and I thought that my problems were solved. A few months ago, the problem came back with more tension....
  • Pain medication options with high blood pressure

    Hello, A little history on my condition. I currently have sever spinal stenosis to the point im starting to lose control of my bladder with sever lower back pain, leg pain and leg cramps. I currently can really only walk for 75 yards or so without having to stop and bend over to help reduce the pain and get my legs back under control. Due to this problem and with the non availability of opioid pain medication I have been forced to take Advil and Tylenol at a rate of 6 Advil and 2 extra strengthen....
  • 8 days ago

    Extremely high bp

    I am a 38-year-old female diagnosed with Stage 4 hypertension in 22010.I am a former professional bodybuilder now running my own gym. My pressure without meds runs around 270/210. Last week l noticed that the veins in my forearms became much more distended than usual. I am wondering if an increase in my blood pressure would cause my veins to protrude excessively. I currently take Lexxel, Vasotec, Metoprolol and Lisinopril but my pressure is still high at 152/108.
  • 8 days ago

    Previous bypass surgery + today's use of an inversion table

    I am a healthy ~61 year old male. I had a quadruple bypass two years ago, but recovered quickly and do moderate exercise regularly. My BP is in a great range (120/80) or less, resting pulse is fabulous (<60 - often in the high 40s-low 50s). However, I have suffered with chronic lower back pain which keeps me from doing more. I am very interested in using an inversion table to help decompress my spinal disks. Is there any real concern about inverting given my heart surgery history?
  • 11 days ago


    Hello everyone, My name is Donna and I am new to these boards. I have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and have a unknown mass on my aortic valve. To say the least, I am scared and in shock. I am here in hopes to find others who are going thru what I am going thru and trying to find others to talk to about my condition and share insights, fears, etc.