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  • 5 days ago

    Chest pain with lower back pain/shoulder pain

    I’m a 37 year old male that has been having somewhat sharp/throbbing pain in my chest for two weeks now. It started on New Year’s Eve. It’s been pretty off and on but has been bugging me a lot today. I am fairly inactive and sedentary. I don’t do much exercising and I have a desk job. I’m overweight with my height being 5’7 and my weight at 230. I went to the emergency room about a week ago for this pain. I was given an ECG, a chest x day and blood tests. My heart rate is always high and was around....
  • 25 days ago

    Thinking ahead... heart transplant

    I just found out that someone I know is staying in the hospital until they can get a heart transplant... let’s call them B. B is a close relative of one of my best friends so I don’t have all the info on B’s condition. But since B is being kept at the hospital, B’s condition must be dire and I’m not sure if B will get a heart in time. My question: How often do these stories end well? I know the transplant list is long and heart transplant is a risky surgery... Do I need to be prepared to travel ....
  • 1 month ago


    About a month ago I was taken to the emergency room because I was experiencing severe pain along my lower jaw line, squeezing pain around my heart and mid back pain. I had an elevated heart rate and they ran a few different tests to rule out a heart attack and a pulmonary embolism. They diagnosed me with costochondritis. I have had two more episodes within the past few weeks since leaving the hospital. When I look up costochondritis, the symptoms do not match what I had and continue to have. Besides....
  • 2 months ago

    Weird breathing/ heart pain

    Whenever I get up my heart just races like it coming out of my chest. While breathing it hurts a little as well. It's super annoying when you're trying to get sleep but CANT!! I keep waking up from irregular breathing and irregular heart beat.
  • 2 months ago

    Could Too Much 'Good' HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for You?

    When it comes to protecting one's heart, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol -- or HDL -- has long had a reputation of being the "good" cholesterol, compared to the "bad" cholesterol -- LDL (low-density lipoprotein). But new research suggests that there could be too much of a "good" thing. Read more:
  • 3 months ago

    Elevated Pro BNP level but not CHF?

    My mother recently went to the ER where they gave her IV fluids for dehydration. Few hours later she couldn't breath so she went back to ER and it turned out it was because the fluids accumulated in her lungs so that's why she couldn't breath. The hospital is claiming she had/has congestive heart failure because a Pro BNP level was elevated. She has a regular cardiologist who came and looked at all her test results and said there's nothing wrong with her heart. She was just at his....
  • 3 months ago

    Heartbeat skips?

    I am 39 male ever since a leg fracture almost 2 years ago i have been on a drug called metoprolol tartrate 25 mg every 7-8 hours cause during my fracture time at hospital they said my heart rate was high around 100-120 resting in bed this slowed my rate down to 60-70 resting but last couple months i have been getting what feels like heart stops for a sec first time it happened i had huge anxiety for a week and more stops i had a 24 hour holter but unfortunately one didnt happen that day but he assured....
  • 4 months ago

    What stent should be used

    Husband has chronic kidney disease along with many other problems. He had a stent put in a month ago and now is taking Brilinta. He is now needing to get tubes in for dialysis along with having a scope put down his throat to collect samples for biopsy. Problem is they say he can't stop the Brilinta and they won't do anything else until X amount of time down the road. The Dr had mentioned he would have done something other than the stent they had used if he had known about the other issues....
  • 5 months ago

    Propranolol/ inderal causing vision problems

    I've been taking inderal for 2 weeks now 10mg three times a day. For the last 4 days I've been having floaters on my vision. This really freaks me out. I don't know what to do. Did anybody have or is having the same problems or others while in inderal/ propranolol?
  • 5 months ago

    Inderal is causing me vision problems

    I've been taking inderal 10mg 3 times a day for the 16 days. Sure enough for the past 4 days I've been having vision problems like blurred vision or random black spots. I couldn't figure out what was causing that until this morning I had an ah ah moment and decided to check the inderal leaflet for side effects. Well I'm 24 female that was given inderal because of unknown causes heart murmur I and sinusal breathing arritmia. The weird is that the Doc didn't even want to medicate....