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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Could aircraft altitude change trigger heart palpitations?

Yes: Commercial airliners are usually pressurized at about 10, 000 feet, which is high enough to reduce the oxygen tension mildly. This can sometimes trigger palpitations in susceptible individuals. ...Read more

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Can queefing cause air embolism?

No: It has not been mentioned in the commonly known causes of air embolim. Two things are required for air embolism pressure gradient and vascular. Access like blood vessel. ...Read more

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Dizziness pulmonary embolism??? Exstreme anxiety just started propananol

Dizziness pulmonary embolism??? Exstreme anxiety just started propananol

Possible side effect: If the dizziness is new to you, stays or worsens or has new additions tell your prescribing Dr ASAP. No cause to think of embolism here. Consider Tx for the anxiety if it is freq or chronic. Here's signs of the concern you have: http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_embolism/page3.htm#what_are_the_signs_and_symptoms_of_pulmonary_embolism Don't fret - it will make it worse. Ask your Dr for answers. ...Read more

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Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

Could an air purifier cause shortness of breath?

Possible: If not maintained and cleaned well yes. These may become dirty and not function well. Also depends on the type of cleaner. Some are electrostatic or ionized. Most likely it is the surrounding enviorment not the machine if working well. Need to trouble shoot more. ...Read more

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My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

My chest x-ray shows hyperinflated lungs. Can anxiety cause air trapping from poor breathing?

NO: Air trappin is generally due to air OBSTRUCTION in the smaller lung (bronchial) tubes. S guess a VERY DEEP Breath ...held while the xray is taken could give an appearance of hyperinflation but Radiologist know the difference!!! BTW anxiety generally is associated with rapid shallow breathing...Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause pulmonary embolism?

Can propranolol cause pulmonary embolism?

Unlikely: Hypercoagulation is not a recognized side effect of propranolol. However since Propranolol has effects on the beta receptors in the lungs, it may make the effects of a pulmonary embolism more noticable. ...Read more

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Hollow chest cavity , racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

Hollow chest cavity , racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease which in turn predisposes a person to supraventricular tachycardia. Your physician may give you an rx, but ask also about getting into really good aerobic shape to manage the svt -- generally this works great and may keep you off meds. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?

Sudden heart palps, tightness in chest, nausea, irritable, rapid breathing, Dry cough. Panic/anxiety attacks?

Possible panic: attacks. Please see your doc to rule out or identify medical conditions. After that consider seeing a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating panic attacks. Lots of reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Heart Palpitations, pain in chest, panic attacks electrolytes r normal cat scan clean resting heart rate 115-120 d-dimer positive no apparent clots???

Propranolol: All of your symptoms would improve with a beta blocker. Propranolol is a good one. Since it requires a prescription, talk it over with your doctor. (ps, as you've probably already realized, a positive ddimer is meaningless unless you have risk factors and clinical suggestion for blood clots. ...Read more

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Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Any ideas why pulmonary embolism causes increased heart rate?

Nerves and reflexes: Pulmonary embolism causes obstruction to blood flow and oxygenation. This causes fight or flight reactions, fear, etc, and the hormones released cause tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart also causes the release of bnp causing also tachycardia. The stretch on the right side of the heart allows many mechanisms including reentry and may even cause irreg hr. ...Read more

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Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Absolutely: Chlorine gas is extremely toxic to the lungs with inhalation and frequently fatal. It damages the fragile alveolar capillary membrane and causes fluid to leak into the air spaces. ...Read more

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Echo, ekg, stress, PFT, endoscopie, barium swallow test... Are all fine. Suffer from chest pressure 24/7, dyspnea and palpitations. Causes?

Echo, ekg, stress, PFT, endoscopie, barium swallow test... Are all fine. Suffer from chest pressure 24/7, dyspnea and palpitations. Causes?

History & physical: It sounds like you've had a good bit of testing. There are other tests, such as a holter monitor or CT scan, that may identify the problem; however, before more testing, a thorough history and physical examination may need to be repeated. The most important clues to the diagnosis, often lie in your doctor asking the right questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Gas Exchange: Pulmonary edema affects the flow of oxygen from airsacs / alveoli to blood vessels in the lungs called capillaries. This is called gas exchange and results in low oxygen levels. ...Read more

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Does air embolism occur during pregnancy?

Unlikely but possibl: Embolism during delevery is rare dangerous event, it is possible unfortunately if it happens it is more due to aminiotic fluid embolism. ...Read more

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Pulmonary embolism after beg d dimer normal ECG BP and oxygen????

Not likely: All of the factors you list speak against a PE. You did not mention anything here that would suggest a PE, why do hou or your doctor think it might have happened. D Dimer in particular is pretty sensitive . ...Read more

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Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Chest tightness/ difficult breathing deeply/ palpitations. 911?

Absolutely: Call an ambulance and go to the emergency department now. Could be serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more