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  • 7 days ago

    Sharp chest pains

    For the past 10 plus years I go through spells of sharp stabbing chest pains that last a second or two. They occur roughly every five minutes and can last for days or months. I know it’s not heart related because I have had many tests that have came back fine. These usually occur during the day and when I’m sleeping go away until morning. My guess is stress and/or anxiety is causing this but no matter what I do I can not rid myself of them. By the end of the day I am completely spent from having....
  • 9 days ago

    Mini stroke

    Recently i have being having tingling in my face and arm, went to the doctor, i did a CT it was clear, so she refer me to a specialist and he said i have a mini strock, now am have anxiety attract, ia this mean that i can get a big strock? do you knoe of
  • 13 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....
  • Im not sure if my anxiety is causing me to not digest food properly

    Ever sence monday i have not ben able to eat anything without really chewing it into mush, Im able to drink water just fine and other liquids. I have only puked 1 time when i tried eating Mac n cheese. For the past 5 days ive ben living off 5 bread sticks and some powerade's. Im going to talk to a doctor today hopefully i get things figured out..
  • 18 days ago

    Low heart rate, Medtronic reveal linq - no patient monitor

    Hi everyone, I had shortness of breath for 15 years, dizziness, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, low heart rate and skipping heartbeats. No doctor ever took me seriously because I'm still young (33 years old), blamed it on anxiety and then said I had asthma. A few weeks ago I blacked out while driving, that was my third blackout within 2 months. They did a 3 day holter monitor and saw that my heart rate dropped to 46 beats a minute, I have a first degree AV block, low frequency ventricular....
  • 19 days ago

    BNP

    I recently was seen in the ER for shortness of breath. The doctor ordered a NT-proBNP blood test. During my visit he said my blood work looked fine. But later I reviewed my lab results print-out and it showed the BNP test was flagged as 'abnormal' with a result of less than 15 pg/ml. The reference range is 0-125 pg/ml. Is less than 15 an abnormal result? Could it indicate some type of heart failure?
  • 19 days ago

    Chest discomfort & other issues

    About one month back I started having left chest pain and I consulted doctor. I was diagnosed with high BP and some symptoms were matching to Pneumonia so she gave me antibiotics. Also same time I noticed my stool is like diarrhea. Doctor did the full body checkup and everything is normal except I am in a Prediabetes stage and have high BP. She prescribed pills for high bp and asked me to take some probiotics to help with loose stool. My Chest pressure is gone on left side but I still feel some discomfort....
  • 19 days ago

    Stress EKG, Stress Echo - any further tests indicated?

    I'm a 60 year old male. I've had a problem with thunderclap headaches during vigorous physical activity. One of the possible causes is coronary artery disease. I was referred to a cardiologist to assess this possibility. A stress EKG revealed a 1mm horizontal ST segment depression - once on lead V5, once on lead V6 (I think). Otherwise I think the EKG looked normal. Because of this result a stress echocardiogram was done, and this showed no indication of ischemia. No further diagnostic tests....
  • 21 days ago

    Carotid artery dissection

    I am looking for information on Carotid artery dissection. I have googled and read many pages of information. I am a 70 year old woman in good health. I do have A-Fib .... but only 3 episodes over 3 years .... all 3 episodes were due to stressful situations. One evening this week after i got home from work and was watching TV. My throat area of the neck ached and tightness across the chest. I waited for a little while ... Is this a heart attack. I decided I needed to go to the E/R and be evaluated....
  • 22 days ago

    AFIB, breathing issues, chronic cough and severe fatigue.

    So I am writing this on here as a last ditch effort to find some sort of resolution and help for what my mom has been going through.... I have Googled, asked everyone I know including a few nurses and her doctors, I have even read medical books! Since she has had both heart issues and breathing issues, I figured Heart Health was the appropriate place to post this. To start with, she will be 62 in September and has for the most part been in perfect health her entire life. Her immune system is a ROCK....