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  • 19 hours ago

    Artery blockage

    My dad is 85 years old. He was hospitolized for pnemounia. But later Dr found he has one artery blockage and give him the following medicines: 1. Lipitor 20mg 2. Plavix 75mg; 3.Aspirinenteric 100mg; 4. Irbesartan 0.15g; 5. Sprionolactane 20mg; 6.Metroprolol 25mg; 7. Furosemide 20mg My questions is: does he need to take so many medicines? Will these affect liver? thanks
  • 19 hours ago

    Heart attack or panic attack

    A little background I have had anxiety for years that began getting worse 7 years ago. I was having constant palpitations and dizziness often. I had heart workup with ekg, echocardiogram, holter monitor and tilt table test at cardiologist all tests fine. Back to currently, it began last month. I woke up suddenly to a numb left hand in the middle of the night. I just thought I layed on it wrong and rubbed it out and was about to go back to sleep when my heart started pounding out of nowhere. Then....
  • 21 hours ago

    Nuclear Stress Test; totally in-accurate

    Just wanted to pass along the in-accuracy of my recent Nuclear Stress Test and how it ended up being a big help totally by mistake. The test indicated a reversible defect to the apex in the inferior wall but noted GI interference with the picture. No other defects were found. The actual result (after my Angiogram ) was that the above defect was incorrect. No defect in that area was found. But…. The angiogram did un-cover a serious defect (45% blockage in Left Main artery with 88% pressure) that the....
  • 23 hours ago

    Heart

    Had stress test. was told at rest heart was at 65% under stress was 56%. Are these numbers ok to exercise and do normal everday chores. was told lower part not working. They told me I had a Heart Attack which i do not remember having. Thank you I am 72 years old
  • 1 day ago

    Heart Rate elevated

    Whenever I workout - cardio, my heart rate elevates 180+. This is really scaring me. I had a regular checkup couple weeks ago. Everything was normal - my blood pressure, heart rate, weight. I am deficient in Iron. I am really worried. What could be the cause of this?
  • 16 year old diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension and hypertension both

    Ok so about a year and a half ago when she was 15 we went to the ER with severe chest bypain, dizziness and nausea. Her blood pressure was 160/98. They gave her a GI cocktail and hours later sent her home. The next day we were back in the ER, same scenario. 3 days later we went to the family doctor who gave us a BP log and told us to log it for a week and come back. We didn't make it but 2 days. Within that 2 days she passed out in the hall at school and when someone got her to the office her....
  • Pacemaker Check

    I do not understand the results of my first pacemaker check. I was told overall pacing is 76%, upper chamber 74% lower chamber 2% What does this mean? My pacemaker was installed because of a neurological illness not any heart defect.
  • 4 days ago

    A-Fib

    This is probably experienced by quite a few people with A-Fib. I can go for months (or a year) feeling badly; Dizziness, palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath and a general discomfort in the chest. The last 2 months however, I've felt wonderful; no symptoms, energy returned and was exercising regularly. NO change in diet or meds. Have been taking Flecainide and Metoprolol for years, same dosage. Starting one day ago, I started to feel slightly dizzy, some palpitations and minor sweating....
  • 4 days ago

    Low blood pressure

    My PB very low systematically, 80/60 or even 76/58. I m 62 y/o woman, very active, working in the cardiology office as a stress test technician. With this low BP I live, exercise and do all my lively activities, just feeling little light headed. I drink plenty of water, eat little salt in my diet. I thoght that too little salt causes such low BP. Then I started eat more salty food, but it helps only for short period of time. Later in day I have BP of 80/62 again. What can be a problem?
  • 5 days ago

    Erection problem after heart attack

    Hi, I am male, 47 years old. I had a heart attack 2 months back , during angiography it was diagnosed that 2 valves were closed so the doctor put stents . I was also diagnosed that heart pumping Ejection Fraction is 45 %. Since then I am on the following drugs. Clopidogrel 75mg Pantoprazole 40mg Rosuvastatin 20mg Bisoprolol hemifumaraye2.5 mg Disprin Heart is ok now, but I am facing erection problem. I have three questions; 1- What is the reason for this problem, and what is the cure for it. 2- Can....