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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: Anorexia and malnutrition, particularly with associated emesis can lead to electrolyte abnormalities, such as low potassium and magnesium that can tri ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heinrich Sauer
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Drop of EF: The Ejection fraction ( EF) .. That is the volume per second your heart pushes out drops with a heart irregularity like Atrial Fibrillation. Yes it ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You need: You need to work with a good therapist. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. take care.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Consult your PCP to check for the source of your irregular heart beats, and to refer you to a mental health professional for Cognitive therapy to trea ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Berry
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigg ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Not always: But see your physician to determine what kind of arrhythmia you have or don't have.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Usually benign: If causing symptoms should see your doc for an evaluation. They usually are not a problem but for an occasional patient there is a real problem. Can't ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If the irregular heart beat is due to sporadic premature beats and the heart is structurally normal, that kind of irregularity is present in all norm ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: I'm glad that you had a normal echo but that only tells us about your anatomy, not about your electrical signaling or rhythm. For that, you need a 24 ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Feel it.: You can test this at home by checking your pulse at the wrist at your neck or putting your hand over your heart. Alternatively you can get much more ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Irreg heart beat: hello ~ yes you should be concerned but not worried. The vast majority of irreg heart beats are benign atrial ectopic beats but some can be of more co ... Read More

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