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Scar tissue around heart

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not exactly: An Echo gives a good picture of the size and surface of the heart. The valves are well visualized - scar tissue is not directly seen as much as inferr... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Echo/CTscan help: Increasing fluid buildup w relative low BP might suggest right sided heart pressures elevated (unlikely due to ASD particularly if successful repair a... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
See cardiologist: If you are not already seeing a cardiologist i would immediately. These are signs of potential congestive failure.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Cardiologist : You need evaluation with a cardiologist as your symptoms are concerning. They will check an ekg & order an echocardiogram likely.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
What kind of hernia?: It depends on the location of the hernia and what kind of surgery was done. Surgery for a hiatal hernia or diaphragmatic hernia may cause scar near th... Read More
Dr. Stephen Berns
Pathology 21 years experience
See doctor: It is unlikely that the mass could have arisen from a hernia surgery. Hernias are near the surface of the body, while this sounds like it is deeper. ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
There is an association with pneumothorax and a bubbling sensation. A chest CT is recommended. Your physician may elect to obtain a chest x ray initia... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
They may: Depending on what it shows, low mobility or immobile sections of the heart can indicate old injuries to the heart muscle resulting from vascular insuf... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 32 years experience
Infection: The area may just be irritated, but you want to make sure it is not infected. One sign would be any drainage from the area. To be safe have it looked ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It is normal for the: heart rate to increase on very hot days, and to come back down when you cool off.. Nothing to worry about.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
No: A heart attack happens when the heart muscle gets so little oxygen (the fuel it needs to stay alive and contract) that it dies. When there is a lack o... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
You can't: Scars tend to fade with time, but never really go away. Some areas of the body tend to scar worse than others. Sternal wounds tend to scar a bit more ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Good skin care: Avoid wound tension with tape and/or supportive bra, silicone adhesive gel sheets, no sun exposure, topical scar massage, close surgical follow up, ti... Read More
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