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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart: No pain fibers in heart, if there's pain something is going on besides the scar alone being present.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
21 years experience Family Medicine
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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Possible: If heart attack damages a large enough area of the heart, it can lead to abnormal function of the heart and heart failure.
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: The area that is scarred does not work and help in the pumping and the heart gets weaker. The scarred tissue also impedes the contraction and makes th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not on this forum: This forum is for answering general medical/dental questions, not for individual treatment recommendations, referral letters, excuse notes, etc. Pleas ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Probably: Many artificial heart options have a sound that can be noted by being close to the person. It also depends on the patients weight.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Not always scars: a cardiac MRI can tell you how much of the heart (if any) has permanent damage/scarring - this can guide prognosis (what we can predict about your fut ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
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
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