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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Flutters: Your flutters are likely arrhythmia, perhaps atrial fibrillation coming and going.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Yes: The heart valve is specific tissue made of collagen that is thin layered yet durable.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience in Interventional Cardiology
Aortic: The aortic valve is the largest valve.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
To direct flow: A heart valve functions to allow unidirectional blood flow. When chambers of the heart contract, one heart valve will open and one will close; this ef ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience in Cardiology
Possibly: Some people with mitral valve prolapse are more prone to get palpitations when under stress or with stimulants ( alcohol or caffeine or pseudoephedrin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Symptoms: You should be seeing a cardiologist for evaluation and management.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Behzad Pavri
34 years experience in 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 male asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience in 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 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 85-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Generally yes: With aging, other factors become superimposed such as onset of coronary disease, hypertension, and senescent changes in diastolic function. Moreover, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not always: It certainly can be. Although there are multiple instances when one can have an "irregular heartbeat'. You should see your doctor so an ekg can be do ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Hirsch
29 years experience in Cardiology
No but check on it: A floppy mitral valve is known as myxomatous or prolapsing. It is usually diagnosed by echocardiogram (an ultrasound of the heart). It is not fatal, b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Rate/murmur: What is your question? Lots of things can cause these
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
U need periodic-: Cardio logical evaluation!
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly extra beats: A simple electrocardiogram might help ease your mind. The most common cause is benign extra beats. Theoretically it could be something else, but this ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Rarely: In rare settings where the usual conduction pathway is not in place atrial fibrillation (af) can lead to ventricular fibrillation (vf) . For example, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
atrial septal aneury: Usually doesn't cause enlarged heart unless associated with another cardiac abnormality like atrial septal defect.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Not necessarily: They are two separate entities and may coexist but generally are not causative of one another.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
ASD: Yes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience in Internal medicine
No: Skipped heart beats are very common, occurring in as many as 80-90% of people, most of whom have no heart disease. Shortness of breath associated with ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Lethal: If you think you have an aortic dissection, you should be in the er since the mortality rate until diagnosis rises by the hour.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: The term irregular isn't really a specific medical term. It's used to help us describe certain rhythms. There are benign irregular rhythms like "sinus ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Minor abnormalities: Though they need to be followed to see if they worsen. Your cardiologist is your best resource

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