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  • 1 month ago

    Heart Rate drops suddenly at night

    I am 54, Male, a bit overweight, desk job, well-managed hypertension. I use sleepmatic and an apple watch to monitor my sleep. I don't have any specific symptoms, but I noticed that occasionally, my sleeping heart rate will drop from where it normally is, between 75-60, down to 40-42. It's only happened a few times in the last 3-4 weeks. It only lasts for a few minutes. I don't notice it... it doesn't wake me up or anything. It -could- actually be a problem in the watch, but I can't....
  • 1 month ago

    After open heart surgery

    I had open heart surgery about a year ago and now I am feeling my rib bones rub up against each other. They sometimes get painful. And I have to hold a pillow when I cough. Has this happened to other people?
  • 1 month ago

    Peak heart rate while exercising, otherwise healthy

    I am female, 43, pretty healthy (need to shed about 5 extra lbs), exercise regularly. My blood pressure is normal, as is my cholesterol. When I exercise (I do kickboxing intervals and running), my heart rate reaches peak exercise very quickly (like within a few minutes) and I operate around 189 bpm unless I slow down to walking speed. My rate goes down very quickly, as well, which I understand can be interpreted as a positive. I just worry that I might actually be harming myself, though I have no....
  • 1 month ago

    Heart problem or anxiety?

    Hello everyone, 34 years old male Work in IT Musician/teach music Play video games (long gaming sessions). I will just list the things that I am experiencing. Heart palpitation Some feel like a big thump on my chest, I describe it as a blip in my whole system. I feel like if for a second I am about to pass out. Heart beats fast and then goes down. These are not too often but definitely more often than years ago. Heart "twitches" Just a like a muscle twitch.. at times my heart twitches.....
  • 1 month ago

    Pronounced fatigue post Aorta valve replacement

    My 87 year old father underwent a TAVR procedure on June 21st... It was to have been an overnight stay in the hospital after the TAVR procedure but there were complications... While removing the old and calcified aortic valve there was a rush of blood that came through and the guide wire the surgeons were using bounced around uncontrolled and nicked a hole in his heart... He was taken to open heart surgery on the spot to stop the bleeding... The surgeons were successful in stopping the bleeding and....
  • 1 month ago

    Holter results and Long QT?

    So, recently i felt my heart slowing down at times, especially when thinking about stuff that made me nervous so i decided to go to the doctor and do some tests. I did an EKG and the doctor decided that i should have a holter on for a day. I kept it for a day, the doctor read the results and said that she could not see any anomaly and everything is fine. When i came home and looked at the holter results, i saw that my QT interval read Average:357ms Min:309ms and Max:520ms and the QTc reads: Average....
  • 2 months ago

    Sleep Shocks, Extremely High BP, Clammy Skin, Chills

    Hi. I am a 57 year old male. I drink 1 pint of Bourbon a night. My BP (even after Clonodine, Losartin, Water Pills (?), and Norvask?) hovers around 190/110. Over the past ten years, I have had increasingly bizarre sleep disorders... I know I am going to sound weird, but here is what transpired: First, there was a "buzzing feeling" in my nose as I fell to sleep. Next, it progressed to a "electric shock" in my forehead. Then, a SEVERE shocking feeling, lifting my body from the bed....
  • 2 months ago

    Heart Issue/Severe Headaches

    I had a TIA just over a year ago. I also have a murmur or hole in my heart. I take metoprolol 50mg 2 times a day. 3 weeks back I had a episode where my chest hurt, tightness & pressure so I took a nitroglycerin tablet. Pain went away. For the past 2 weeks, I have had severe headaches, no relief & constant. I had talent ibuprofen 600/800 & all other kinds medicine with no relief. Went to local doctor she said sinus infection 5 days later I was in ER with pain I just couldn’t take anymore....
  • 2 months ago

    Does stage three starvation reduce atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries?

    I realize this is a little like asking whether I should use a hot branding iron or get stitches, but it's my first question. During stage two starvation, which may last several weeks, the body is harvesting every available source of fat and turning it into glycerol and fatty acids. Depending on much stored fat the person has, this phase may last three to seven weeks. Stage three starvation starts when the body has run out of fat sources, and it starts breaking down muscle tissue exclusively.....
  • 2 months ago

    High Potassium

    Hi all. I'm a 28 year old female. I went to a local urgent care a few days ago for extream all over body itching that had been going on for 4 weeks. They did a comprehensive metabolic panel and call with the results today. Everything was normal except I had high Potassium. What could cause this? No history of hearts problems. I have been the an ER for something unrelated about 3 years ago and was told the same, high Potassium. And ideas or suggestions. TIA