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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Three samples.: Sampling each gestational (amniotic) sac is essential in triplet amniocentesis. This can only be reliably done by a few mfm specialists in the country ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Your call: I don't know if the answer to this is really medical. I see no problem with dressing them alike on occasion, as it might be cute, but whether fraterna ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A great source of iron and protein, lentils are safe at this age and a great idea.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
You can't. : The chance of you having a vaginal delivery of all triplets is almost zero.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
AV Block?: Yes, it is very possible that the slow rate of ventricular contractions cannot keep up with a faster atrial contraction rate. It is an a-v block.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: There is far more concern with a completely disorganized atrial rhythm called atrial fibrillation. Occasional early beats are of no concern.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: They are benign and do not require treatment unless particularly bothersome.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular/ regular: Heart rythm problem is more unpredictable in a fib. In flutter the are more predictable and regular rate. The treatment approach differs and risk of ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Normal : for most of us
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: SV="supraventricular rhythm" which is normal. PVCs are "extra beats" that sometimes lead to the feeling of a thump or irregular heart beat. By thems ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Arrhythmias: You should be talking to your doctor about the situation to get more information. The rhythms alone don't necessarily imply something 'bad'. On the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience in Cardiology
Not usually: Not typically; however, if you also have an accessory pathway (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome), this is a unique situation where af is known to cause ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Holter results: inspection of relevance ECG tracings is necessary for appropriate interpretive report.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
PVCs and MI: Premature ventricular contractions mean that there is irritability in the heart muscle and normal heart rhythm which starts from high up in the atria ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: If it's regular, yes. If not, it might just be 3 PACs in a row. The mechanisms are different.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Not enough info: What distinguishes the significance of a rhythm disturbance is what the condition of the heart is, not the rhythm per se. Your mother needs an evaluat ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Pre excitation: Preexcitation syndrome is due to the presence of abnormal accessary conduction pathway between atrium and ventricle. It could lead to uncontrolled car ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
32 years experience in Cardiology
Few extra beats: Ectopy means essentially "extra beats" usually coming earlier than expected in your normal heart rhythm cycle. Atrial ectopics come from the upper pa ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Destefano
33 years experience in Cardiology
Need more info: Not sure what you mean by lack of oxygen to the heart. I also need to know how severe the pulmonic stenosis is and whether the pressures are increase ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
No,: There are many types of arrythmias, a-fib is one one them, abide a more common type. Here is a great summary from an excellent source! http://www.Nhl ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
No: Supraventricular is NOT ventricular. There is a significant difference clinically, treatment wise and prognostically for extra beats from the atrium v ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Shen
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Related?: Yeah, they can be related. Possibly can be pulmonary heart syndrome.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is a very: normal report. It means that your heart beat originates from the appropriate place most of the time but you have occasional extra heart beats that com ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience in Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Atrial flutter is a cardiac irregularity whereby the upper chamber(atrium) is beatiing very fast and regular.Because of the fast rate not all beats ar ... Read More

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