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Am I possibly dying of broken heart syndrome?

Am I possibly dying of broken heart syndrome?

BHS and DEATH: Some time broken heart syndrome can be fatal and you should see your cardiologist and get treated.It is reversible with treatment.So if you suspect or know you have bhs, see your cardiologist asap. ...Read more

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Broken Heart Syndrome (Definition)

Is a stress mediated process that mimics a heart attack & is ...Read more


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I have heart disease. Lately I am short of breath climbing the stairs. All the heart and lung test have been normal. What else could be the cause?

I have heart disease. Lately I am short of breath climbing the stairs. All the heart and lung test have been normal. What else could be the cause?

Workup and Mgt: The difficulty that you are having with climbing stairs may be caused by a number of conditions, including pulmonary hypertension, asthma, cardiac disease. I would suggest reviewing your cardiac stress test with your physician, asking about pulmonary arterial hypertension, and ruling out a possible clot in your lungs. Pulmonary function testing, a V/Q scan and Doppler of your lower extremities. ...Read more

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I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can i do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

I sufffer from pectus excavatum and have a tachicardy (caused by (anxiety), can i do exercise without being at risk of heart failure?

Cardiac conditions: need to be evaluated by a cardiologist in person prior to any exercise. If you are cleared for exercise consider getting a personal trainer at a gym to create a personalized plan for you. Exercise can help w/anxiety. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. . ...Read more

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I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease i'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would i know?

See your family doc: It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Does an ultra sound of the heart show any blockages ? I'm worried I am short of breath a lot and was told I have leaky valve .

Does an ultra sound of the heart show any blockages ? I'm worried I am short of breath a lot and was told I have leaky valve .

Get an ultrasound: Ultrasound of the heart does not show blockage in the arteries but given that you have a leaky valve you should get ultrasound to check if leakage has worsened and/ or is affecting pressures or function of heart. You should start an exercise regimen and gradually build up your strength as well. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old and a hypochondriac. I am being put on an SSRI but am worried about the side effects. What are the chances of heart disease and death?

I'm 19 years old and a hypochondriac. I am being put on an SSRI but am worried about the side effects. What are the chances of heart disease and death?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely for an otherwise healthy young person to experience heart disease or death from anti-depressants in usual doses. Close monitoring for efficacy and side effects is usually employed by your prescribing physician. I hope you are feeling better very soon! ...Read more

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I have really bad anxiety. I have malignant htn and ascending aortic ectasia 3.8. I am under extreme stress. Is chest pain and shortness of breath a s?

I have really bad anxiety. I have malignant htn and ascending aortic ectasia 3.8. I am under extreme stress. Is chest pain and shortness of breath a s?

Chest pain ;: Shortness of breath can occur wanxiety/ stress. However, it is important that your physician ensure that these symptoms are not realted to your medical problems. For stress: cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga or qi gong. ...Read more

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I am 61 yrs. Old. I've recently gone from irbbb to complete rbbb. How much greater is my risk of heart attack or failure?

I am 61 yrs. Old. I've recently gone from irbbb to complete rbbb. How much greater is my risk of heart attack or failure?

No greater: Rbbb is a common finding having no bearing on one's risk for developing a heart attack or congestive heart failure. The "block" refers to an electrical not a vascular block, and the heart is in most cases easily able to reroute the electrical stimulus down another pathway. ...Read more

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I am wondering what cardiac changes take place during broken heart syndrome?

I am wondering what cardiac changes take place during broken heart syndrome?

Takotsubo syndrome: The ventricular wall thins and balloons out - overall contractility (ejection fraction) falls. Many mechanisms have been proposed but the actual cause is not known. It is not due to blocked coronary arteries. ...Read more

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I am 24, and my tests indicate i'm at high risk having a Down syndrome baby. Should I have the amniocentesis?

I am 24, and my tests indicate i'm at high risk having a Down syndrome baby.  Should I have the amniocentesis?

Depends: Anyone is at risk for a baby with down syndrome. If testing shows that you are at high risk, the risks of having a baby with down synedrome are higher than the risk of pregnancy loss. The loss with amniocentesis is only 1 in 1600 in experienced hands. The only way to know whether your baby is affected or not is to have an amniocentesis. ...Read more

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I have a history of congenital heart disease, am I more susceptible to getting endocarditis?

I have a history of congenital heart disease, am I more susceptible to getting endocarditis?

Depends on defect: Some types of congenital heart disease increase one's risk for infectious endocarditis more than other types. Congenital heart defects that raise the risk for endocarditis include: bicuspid aortic valve, patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, and tetralogy of fallot. ...Read more

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Pulmonary pressure of 27 at the age of 28 I am scared. am I going to die of lung fibrosis? Doctor concerned and repeating in a year

Pulmonary pressure of 27 at the age of 28 I am scared. am I going to die of lung fibrosis? Doctor concerned and repeating in a year

Normal: Pulmonary pressure of 27 mmHg in a 28 yo otherwise healthy woman is NORMAL and requires no further follow up. If you are still worried, look for a third opinion (since this one is the second) ...Read more

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What's the likelihood of getting prolonged qt or torsade de pointes from taking Biaxin. I don't have any heart problems. ?

What's the likelihood of getting prolonged qt or torsade de pointes from taking Biaxin. I don't have any heart problems. ?

Use HealthTap Prime.: It's hard to say what the likelihood is in your case, without knowing your medical history & getting an inventory of medications you are taking or could potentially take. The risk factors are gender (you're female), age (but you're young), & heart disease. If you've ever had QT prolongation before or electrolyte abnormalities, you should avoid Biaxin or at least be monitored by EKG while taking it ...Read more

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What's risk of death with ep study 4 posible svt? Risk of complications? Have panic disorder and terrified that I can't lie still and will have panic attack during the test.

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What's risk of death with ep study 4 posible svt?  Risk of complications? Have panic disorder and terrified that I can't lie still and will have panic attack during the test.

Risk is low : Risk is very low for any significant complication...<3% for bleeding or infection. Actual risk best obtained from electrophysiologist performing procedure. Sedation is given during the procedure.... ...Read more

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Can i die of a broken heart?

Can i die of a broken heart?

It depends: It depends on your actions and how you choose to cope. Please seek medical help if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself. A broken heart by itself won't kill you; the human body is amazingly resilient in healing. Allow time to your heal your wounds. Don't engage in behaviors like excessive alcohol use, smoking or risky behaviors, which can lead to unintended future health problems.Stay strong! ...Read more

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