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can your heart really explode?

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Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 years experience
Heart Explode?: I couldn't resist and attaching this pic here.

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What is the treatment for a strained heart?

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Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Blood pressure: Heart strain usually refers to a stiffening of the heart muscle in response to long-standing high blood pressure. It is best dealt with using certain types of BP meds to achieve really good BP control.
A 41-year-old member asked:

If I have a small vsd, can I still be a heart donor?

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Cardiology 22 years experience
Probably: Hope it never comes to that! however small vsds generally cause few symptoms...Every case is different. Good question for a heart transplant specialist.
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A 62-year-old male asked:

What is fluid in the heart chambers?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
CHF ?: I suspect you mean congestive heart failure. This disease means the heart is not pumping effectively and less than 50% is being pumped out with each beat.
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What is stage 4 heart furlie mean?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Severe failure: Class 4 or stage 4 heart failure means very severe and a person has symptoms such as shortness of breath even at rest. The person always has symptoms and is physically limitted and virtually dependent on someone else for activities of daily living. He/she has high risk of death and really needs a heart transplant. Please consult doc if u/or someone u know have concern. Good luck.
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A female asked:

Sometimes my heart feels like it stops, a pressure builds up like it is going to explode, it can beat really hard right after or just restart, help?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Palpitation: Sounds as if you experience a rhythm disturbance; insufficient information given to help you further

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