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What to do if i'm confused about my hearts function?

What to do if i'm confused about my hearts function?

Confusion: Talk to the Dr. who knows you and your heart's condition and get your status clarified. ...Read more

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I have a question about my heart. When jogging, should I have the feeling that my heart is working hard?

I have a question about my heart. When jogging, should I have the feeling that my heart is working hard?

Likely exertion.: Jogging is a considerable amount of exercise. It might put strain on muscles, your heart, and your lungs. Your windpipe may hurt because your body is trying to get more oxygen into it than when you are resting, even when done jogging. This is to be expected, but if you get difficulty breathing while jogging, see your doctor to test your heart as this may be a sign of heart disease. ...Read more

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Where can u read about the heart and its function in a very detailed way? And also can u tell me if u should worry about other arhytmias if u have EAT

Where can u read about the heart and its function in a very detailed way? And also can u tell me if u should worry about other arhytmias if u have EAT

How detailed?: Braunwald's Textbook of Heart Disease is a gold standard. Your hospital's medical library very likely has a copy. The 2001 ed is free at: http://www.justmed.eu/files/st/cardiologie/Braunwald%20-%20Heart%20Disease%20-%20A%20Textbook%20of%20Cardiovascular%20Med.pdf -- Look at chapters 22-25 but EAT is not specifically mentioned. There is 1993 article in the J of the Amer College of Cardiology listed ...Read more

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What do I do about a heart arythmia ?

What do I do about a heart arythmia
 
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We need more details: What kind of arrhythmia you have? There is several types of arrhythmias and each one has specific treatment. so if you can, provide this with more details so we can give you the appropriate answer, ...Read more

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What can you tell us about a heart cath procedure?

What can you tell us about a heart cath procedure?

Invasive diagnostic : A heart catheterization is done from a groin or arm artery by passing a very small hollow plastic tube to the heart. Pressures in the heart can be measured through the catheter and liquid dye can be injected to make an angiogram to show how strong the heart squeezes and whether or not there are any blockages in the coronary arteries. It is an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What can I do about possible heart injury..Help..?

What can I do about possible heart injury..Help..?

Diagnosis?: Do you mean trauma? Or medical illness? The cornerstone of therapy is an accurate diagnosis. Echocardiography and cardiac MRI are non-invasive ways of detecting heart injury very accurately. Please consider cardiac consultation. ...Read more

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When should I be worried about my heart skipping beats?

When should I be worried about my heart skipping beats?

Skipping: This phenomenon becomes worrisome when it is caused by structural and or functional cardiac abnormalities. You need to see a Doc to find out if cardiac abnormalities of those types are present. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about my heart, i'm 19yrs old, should I be?

I'm concerned about my heart, i'm 19yrs old, should I be?

Hard to say. : You should see a doctor who will ask about your medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, family history, then do a physical exam. That is the bare minimum needed to answer that question (and all that's needed for most 19 year olds). ...Read more