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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imad Khreim
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress Hormones: Broken Heart syndrome or apical balooning as some call it results from severe stress like the loss of a loved one, during the episode which usually r ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Takotsubo syndrome: The ventricular wall thins and balloons out - overall contractility (ejection fraction) falls. Many mechanisms have been proposed but the actual cause ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Stress cardiomyopath: Cortisol weakens the immune system. The autonomic nervous system can become imbalanced. However, the worst problem is the withdrawal from the Dopamine ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Also called takotsubo's cardiomyopathy, it is a kind of acute weakness of the hearth muscle in which the apex of the heart tends to "balloon" thus ma ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Callahan
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Temporary weak heart: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a weakening of the heart often associated with emotional stress. Not resulting from a coronary problem a ballooning of the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Variable: The usual aneurysms are deteriorating blood vessels with atherosclerosis. Infection can lead to mycotic aneurysm and pseudoaneurysm broken hear ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamanna Nahar
Specializes in Cardiology
Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Joint hypermobility syndrome usually benign, but have seen several with concurrent jhs, panic attacks, ; a systolic murmur compatible with mitral valv ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Wpw pattern is the ekg finding seen in asymptomatic people. Wpw syndrome implies symptomatic WPW conduction and should be treated as there is a small ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Stress: Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. People with broken heart sy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
I's not sure: What you mean by broken heart syndrome. It sounds like someone being upset about the end of a relationship. I doubt that it has anything to do with pa ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
Uncommon: The majority of cases of takotsubo cardiomiopathy occur in women older than 50y/o. Very uncommon diagnosis. I have seen one case in 28 years of practi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Continuum: Coronary disease develops from our lifestyle and as we age real blockage develops in some or all coronary vessels. One or more plaques disrupt and ob ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
You have already: Undergone many of the tests to exclude any ischemia to heart muscle, but the only way to rule out any congenital coronary artery anomalies is by angio ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Usually broken-heart syndrome is self-limited (i.e., it resolves after some time) and generally occurs in individuals with some previous cardiac probl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Would hope so: The only test you did not have is nuclear stress test and cardiac ct, but i would think with all these tests you covered most bases.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience in Integrative Medicine
With compassion: The best thing to help relieve a "broken heart syndrome" is the presence of a compassionate person. It's important to seek out a psychotherapist with ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get seen: Some folks are born with problems with the av node and its branches ("right bundle branch block", etc.), or a tiny heart attack or a bit of amyloid or ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: The cardiac complication caused by kawasaki is coronary artery aneurysms. There is no association with heart murmurs.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
It can: Low voltage in an EKG suggest cardiomyopathy. Which goes by the hand with Heart Failure. - In addition Electrical Alternans in the EKG is also suggest ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Myocarditis: Cardiac MRI could diagnose myocarditis.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
Specializes in Family Medicine
Concerning: The abnormalities you have described raise concern for heart disease in a young woman like yourself. You should see a cardiology specialist soon to d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: At your age, the risk is not high unless you have very high blood lipid, diabetes, hypertension, and/or strong family history of heart disease. Stres ... Read More
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