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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Worsening AF: Af is usually a progressive issue. The progression varies with each person - months, years, decades. It usually increases in frequency or duration ove ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Atrial : Atrial fibrillation is an interesting heart rhythm because some people do not feel it at all while other people may be highly symptomatic with a very ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience in Cardiology
Ventricular fib: Atrial fibrillation (af) in rare instances can be a life threatening condition. However, many thousands of people each day remain in af without any li ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The pericardium is the protective outer sac around the heart. Inflammation of this is called "pericarditis" and it can be caused by many different th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heart : Heart rhythm disorders require specific tests, and cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone. I am assuming you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillati ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
47 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually brief: Symptoms act like an acute heart attack , but usually resolve quickly as pt undergoes cardiac testing.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Bulimia: Bulimia is •Eating large amount of food in short time •Self-evaluation being defined by body shape and weight. •Lack of control over recurrent inap ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Cough: What you refer to isn't really help when a heart attack happens but when a cardiac arrest is happening. When the heart isn't pumping, the acute change ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Your own opinion: The "severity" is entirely a personal opinion. Different people react differently to the same degree of symptoms. If you think yours are "severe", c ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
9 years experience in Infectious Disease
All: Any hepatitis is dangerous for you. A usually recovers without sequelae b ; c usually recovers but may have long term sequelae of cirrhosis and possib ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Noise & lighthead: There are a number of reasons for this. WebMD lists them. Here is a link http://symptomchecker.webmd.com/multiple-symptoms?symptoms=dizziness%7Csens ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Causes: Small fibre neuropathy could be immune origin like sensory cidp, more often complication of diabetes, usually associated with "axonal neuropathies", n ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Can be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Likely permanent: Addison's disease is the term for chronic adrenal insufficiency and requires life long treatment.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
Unrelated: Heart problems usually do not lead to GERD. The two are separate entities. The only thing they share is the fact that their clinical symptoms (disco ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
A heartfelt question: A heart that is beating really hard is usually called 'forceful' or 'prominent.'There is no scientific term used commonly to my awareness. A heart bea ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Not in untrained ppl: For people with experience, they can detect atrial fibrillation with pulse if it is noticeably irregular but it is not as easy as it sounds. There are ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
It can be nl: mainly it is the overall context and pattern. It used to be termed "the infection breaking" because it is indicative of the immune systems working. I ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Unlikely: Sometimes it is difficult to know what causes priapism or for that matter peyronie's disease. My hunch is that something other than Vit E, even at h ... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
53 years experience in Gastroenterology
Esophagus: This could possibly indicate a disease called scleroderma or achalasia .Bolth can lead to serious consequences and should be ruled out.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Jaramillo
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
No but,...: There is no such thing as a stain on your heart, but if you've suffered an infection called endocarditis the spot where the bacteria stuck to the hear ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Bessmer
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
PVC's: They are still called pvc's. As long as the premature impulse is arising from the ventricular system. It is not unusal to have different appearances ... Read More
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