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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gabelman
40 years experience Cardiology
ST Elevation: Changes on an ekg can be highly suggestive of a heart attack (especially major ones called st elevation mi's (a segment on the ekg called the st segme ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Q waves: Some heart attacks do not show and even ones that do, may only be temporary. That said, q waves, if of sufficient voltage and if they follow known pat ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
For sure: You betcha! the medical adage is: treat people, not ekgs! depending on what part of the heart is involved, the ekg may entirely normal. Moreover, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: I'm electrocardiogram there are usually changes that reflect haven't had a heart attack or myocardial infarction. However electrical abnormalities in ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Heart Attack in Male: These symptoms are for a man. Women having heart attacks present with different symptoms sometimes. But, chest pain is key. Associated with this is ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
Usually : Usually heart palpitations are ectopic beats of the heart. The heart rhythm and electricity tends to follow a standard path from sa node to av node t ... Read More
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A 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Atrial fibrillation?: Most common cardiac dysthymia on the general population. Affect over 2 million people in usa. Incidence increase with age. Associated with hypertensio ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Usually benign: Premature or "skipped" beats frome the bottom chambers of the heart are common; they sometimes occur in fixed patterns. When every other beat is a pre ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery di ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Good question! the presenting symptoms are similar but with careful history and lab tests, it can be well differentiated.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hanford Brace
52 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You inherit genes from mom & dad! if on one side less risk for you. Both sides increase risk. This does not mean heart attack for you . You need c ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Sometimes: Difficult to tell. In olden days, people frequently died of indigestion that was really a heart attack. See ur md to begin ur evakuation. www.thepmc. ... 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Ecg can detect rhythm abnormalities and certain changes in the heart that may be associated with heart failure, however cannot diagnose heart failure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Not exactly: Heart failure is a clinical syndrome that entails either lung symptoms (shortness of breath, cough, difficulty lying flat) or peripheral symptoms (low ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: Depends on the severity of the disease. See cardiologist if you are concerned.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Google it: Rf: smoking, obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history etc. Symptoms: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations etc. You r ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Different conditions: A heart attack is an occlusion of a coronary artery that leads to no blood supply to part of the heart muscle which can lead to permanent heart damage ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: Sudden onset of mid to left central chest pain / pressure or discomfort. Sometimes radiation to l arm or neck/jaw. Sometimes accompanied by shortness ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Myocarditis: Cardiac MRI could diagnose myocarditis.

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