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  • 13 days ago

    Aortic Stenosis diagnosis I'm freaking out

    I'm 63 yr old female with medical history of high cholesterol & HBP. For the past few yrs whenever someone takes my BP, my pulse is always high, slightly over 100. Never thought much of it, felt fine & my primary Dr didn't mention it either. Last Sept I had a total knee replacement & everytime nurses would take my myBP they would mention the pulse being fast. So in April I went to my Dr & mentioned it to him, he did an EKG which was fine except it showed the rapid pulse. So....
  • 18 days ago

    Broken Heart Syndrome: Can You Die of a Broken Heart?

    We discuss broken heart syndrome, a condition that occurs when stress and a troubled mind affect the heart causing symptoms that can mimic a heart attack: . Share your stories! Can someone really die of a broken heart?
  • 22 days ago

    Chest irritation help...

    I am a 36-year-old male who has been recently having chest, stomach and back pains. I actually went to the emergency room about a week ago because I was so nervous about this. 3 days prior to going I had lifted twenty two 40 lb soil bags multiple times to and from my home. I am pretty sedentary and not used to physical exhertion. I had pain going down my left arm and chest area so that was the most concerning to me. When I got there they took blood ran EKG and checked my blood pressure a couple times....
  • 24 days ago

    Exercise with Bicuspid Aortic Valve(BAV)

    I was recently made aware that I have BAV (probably since birth). The doctor said that functionality of the heart is normal with MILD regurgitation. ECG and Stress test was normal. I workout regularly, mainly heavy lifts on compound exercises, between 5-8 reps, depending on the exercise. After reading online I realize this might be a problem although my cardiologist said no lifestyle changes and to lower the weight so that I can do 10 reps without over doing it. I’m asking if anyone has experience....
  • 27 days ago

    Can I safely take Benadryl for sleep

    Heart diease & Sleep(Diphenhydramine)? Thanks
  • 1 month ago

    am interested in better health

    all for better health!!!!
  • 1 month ago

    Chest pains, family history of heart issues

    im a female teenager, 17. ive been having random severe chest pains for a few months, around 5-7 times a month, but lately its worse. maybe 2-3 times a week. last week, i had severe pain in left side of chest and down left arm with tingly feeling and loss of breath for about 10 minutes. mom says its just heartburn but it has occured when not eating or drinking and ive never had heartburn before, my dad and sister have it, not me or my mom. also, my mom's dad had several heart attacks and just....
  • 1 month ago

    High blood pressure, low pulse, anxiety

    I've had untreated high blood pressure recorded in my medical history starting at the age of 15. I'm now 23 years old and have high blood pressure, low pulse rate, and anxiety (usually 135/90 BP, sometimes slightly over 160/110 in medical setting, pulse: ~50. I've been diagnosed with a septal atrial defect and a slightly dilated right ventricle. I've had stress echo-cardiograms, regular contrast echo-cardiograms, and a bubble study echo-cardiogram performed, these diagnostic tests....
  • 1 month ago

    Midrodrine together with BP meds

    The cardiologist says that my father has congestive heart failure. According to tests that HE did, my father's EF is 25%. the year before it was 65%. My father is 93 and is physically active doing gardening and yard work. The doctor put him on metoprolol and losartan. However, this lowered his BP to dangerously low levels to the point where my father went from being lucid to being totally demented. The doctor then gave him midodrine on top of the BP meds to raise his BP back up to where his mentation....
  • 1 month ago

    About HF

    I noticed for the past 2 months that my left foot and leg sweel up. I ask my heart dr and he said I dont know. In the past 4 days it is more sweeling, I'm very exhausted and have trouble breathing at times. I just want to sleep. Im a diabetic also and have treated blood pressure.. Is it possible that just one side can have sweeling and be HF. I hope i explained this right. My dr office is shut down for a week so which would be better to go to Urgent care or the Emergencey room