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My Brother Has Atrial Flutter Should I Be Worried About This
Cardiac arrythmia: It depends upon type of arrythmia. Now a days most of the arrythmias are treatable. Consult a physician (especially ep specialist). ...Read more
Not particularly: A PDA is present in all fetuses & allows the fetus to minimize pumping work of the heart. It allows minimal blood flow into the lungs for growth, pumping most of the blood to the rest of the body for growth & placenta to get more nutrients. In the hours after birth, the PDA usually closes.(not always) rare blue baby heart pbs benefit from having a PDA remain open until surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Sure. Panic disorder can significantly reduce the quality of life for some individuals. Sometimes it leads to agoraphobia (fear of going outside in public), and sometimes evolves into bipolar disorder or recurrent depression. Some evidence suggests that panic disorder increases the risk for suicide. On the other hand, pure panic disorder is a very treatable condition using medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you should worry: Huffing is a practice of inhaling chemicals found in various products such as spray paint. It reportedly produces an intoxicating effect. It is dangerous as it can cause deadly heart rhythms. Repeated use can damage the lungs, kidney and brains. Additionally, using any intoxicating substance can lead to a path of using stronger and more dangerous drugs. ...Read more
Valley Fever: For yourself, no. For your brother it depends on whether he has a mild or complicated case. Coccidioidomycosis aka valley fever is an infection caused by inhaling the microscopic spores of the fungus coccidioides immitis. The lungs are the primary organ of involvement. Try this website for comprehensive information http://www.Valley-fever.Org/. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my husband has just been diagnosed with enlarged heart valve - what does this mean?
I got an enlarged heart about 4 months ago. Now with heart failure. What should I be worried about and what should I be doing?
Heart failure: You should be under the care of a physician and if available in a heart failure program. Diet and appropriate exercise as well as multiple effective medications are part of the regimen. Sometimes technology is used or surgery if appropriate. You should be learning about your disease from your care team and what to be doing to help yourself. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with bradycardia and I am concerned about my heart rate bottomiing out at 23bpm. Should I be worried?Worried
IPF: There have been cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis reported in families. I have one patient who has had several family members have this process. There are no formal recommendations for family members of patients with ipf. I would make sure that your primary care physician is aware of your family history and is able to refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let this prompt you: ...To get a thorough evaluation of your cardiovascular risk, and then to take the steps needed to reduce your risk. You do have risk because of your father's history, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything that can be done about it. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I was about 11 years old I was told by my family doctor I had an irregular heart beat. Will my heart rhythm always be irregular?
Not necessarily: You may simply check your own pulse - at the wrist or at the neck or groin - to see if you can pick up any irregularity; ultimately one would have to have their heart trace recorded (EKG, electrocardiogram). It is done either at once or during a period of time (24 hrs), if indicated. Check with your doctor again, if there is any concern ...Read more
Atrial Septal Defect: It depends upon the size and type of the defect. Please consult a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more
Rarely: Heart murmurs are common in newborn babies as their circulation changes after birth. Most resolve within weeks. However, if the baby is blue, cannot feed, has a very rapid breathing rate along with a heart murmur, that is much more concerning. This should be followed by the baby's pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had really abnormal heart pounding feelings and an ekg the doctor did said I have PVC's. Is this dangerous or something I should worry about?
Holter monitor: i would recommend a holter monitor to check your heart beats for 24 hours to make sure of the diagnosis and if this abnormal heart beats give symptoms you should follow up with cardiologist to have it treated to make you feels better as their is a specialized cardiologist in abnormal heart beats ...Read more
Yes: I assume you are talking about ulcerative colitis(uc). Uc is chronic condition and persist life long. It gets better with treatment. There are very good treatments. However needs maintainece treament to keep it in remission. If not treated properly it can have serious complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An atrial arrhythmia: The two top chambers of the 4chamber heart are called atria. The normal heartbeat is set off in sinus node, a concentrated bundle of heart cells that sets off the lub (contraction of atria) of the lub dub. Every single heart cell has the capacity to depolarize & set the chambers into contraction. Atrial fibrillation or flutter causes chaotic atrial contrctns. Ekg in flutter looks like a saw tooth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: In general atrial flutter is often seen in the setting of an enlarged atrium (which in turn is a result of an enlarged left ventricle), or it could be because of underlying congenital heart disease, or it could just happen without any real well known understanding of exactly why. ...Read more
Less common than AF: Atrial fluter less common than atrial fibrillation, and is often a indcator of future atrial fibrillation onset. You may not notice them, or you may feel a flutering in your chest. Atrial flutter can be caused by scarring in the heart resulting from prior cardiac disease or heart surgery, but it can also occur in some patients with no other identifiable heart problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No doubt: You can die from drinking too much water but it's unlikely. Untreated atrial flutter usually causes a heart rate of 150 which is annoying for most people and, over several months, will weaken the heart muscle leading to heart failure. Blood clots can form inside the atria increasing the risk of stroke. Don't mess with atrial flutter - it needs attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing natural: Beyond a healthy lifestyle I am not aware of any specific "natural ways" to treat atrial flutter. It may require medications to control heart rate and/ or maintain normal rhythm. Depending on other risk factors you may need blood thinner to prevent stroke. The classic type of atrial flutter can also be cured by a procedure known as ablation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal heart beat: Atrial flutter is an abnormally fast heart beat usually originating from the right atrium of the heart. It can cause the rest of the heart to beat very fast (called tachycardia). It may cause symptoms of palpitations, chest pain or shortness of breath, to name a few. This serious issue should be evaluated by your cardiologist, and further treatment is dependent on the particular cause. ...Read more
Atrial flutter: No usual, each case is individual.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rapid regular: It is a rapid, usually regular rhythm of the top chambers of the heart caused by a electrical signal spinning around very quickly, usually around 300 bpm. The bottom chambers usually only let no more that every other beat through so the pulse rate is usually 150bpm or 100, or 75. ...Read more
Is there any differences between atrial flutter paroximal & Atrial flutter persistent? what is it?
YES: PAROXYSMAL OCCURS SPORADICALLY. PERSISTENT OCCURS CONTINUALLYGet a more detailed answer ›
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