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how to read blood presure heart monitor at hospital bedside

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
14 years experience Cardiology
Bp: (SBP) 140 mm Hg, a diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 90 mm Hg, either or both. Applying either criteria or both, implies the existence of different 'type ... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
Only maybe: Intermittent abnormal heart rjhythms can be missed on these tests, and structural heart problems like mitral valve prolapse won't be seen.
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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not necessarily.: In your case, the EKGs and holter monitor were being used to see if any abnormal heart rhythms were occurring. The problem is, they may not occur in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No...: The heart monitor is very precise. The nurse may not have been precise! it sounds like you may have had a supraventricular tachycardia (svt). Ask your ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Need ECG: Although monitor can help determine arrhythmias, ECG is essential in accurate diagnosis of type of arrhythmia. Heart rate on 170 at rest is not normal ... Read More
Dr. Hanan Morcos
21 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Arrhythmia: Sounds like you have any number of supraventricular tachycardias... Wpw, avnrt, atrial tachycardia... If left untreated it may lead to weak cardiac fu ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
Shap of the QRS: So r is the top of the up and down narrow shape and the t follows this. This is the electrical activity that causes the contraction of the lower part ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
24 years experience Radiology
Big heart: Your heart may be either normal or slightly large. The diagnosis can be somewhat subjective, but the heart is supposed to be greater than 50% of the t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It really does still depend on the specific diagnosis. Possible causes can be cardiac, pulmonary, GI, andusculoskeletal; and the treatment and progno ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
39 years experience Cardiology
Probably: Sounds like you are healthy. These tests however have to be combined with a complete history and physical exam by an md. Good luck!
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Tests: We do tests to evaluate specific areas for specific reasons. The tests you had are good within that context. As a 'rule everything out' panel, that's ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
Tachycardia: It is normal for heart rate to drop when asleep, however , aresting hr of 150 is not. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Given age and reported tests it's unlokily you have a cardio cause for your pains;it is however important to try pin down a specific cause or mechanis ... Read More
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