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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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Pros and cons of an artificial heart?

Pros and cons of an artificial heart?

Artificial heart: Pros: it can save your life cons: you have a lot of complications to put up with. ...Read more

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What happened to the artificial heart?

What happened to the artificial heart?

Modified and used: Artificial hearts are being used for bridge-to-transplant as well as destination therapy. The more common models now use a corkscrew propeller-type pump to provide continuous blood flow rather than pulsatile. ...Read more

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When does someone need an artificial heart?

Artificial heart: Long discussion of this one to be reasonably complete...but.....in the simplest way without exposition of the complications in the decision making(and there are many).......when the patient will die without it. BUT it isn't that simple........ ...Read more

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How long can someone live with an artificial heart?

No certain answer: There is no real answer to this question since there are a number of different artificial hearts implanted for different reasons, some just assist the damaged heart and some replace its actions all together. Usually the artificial heart is a bridge to transplant with a real donor heart. The longest survival without a replacement human heart transplant is a little over 1500 days at present. ...Read more

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Need tips on where can you buy an artificial heart?

Artificial Heart: You can't buy it on your own. You have get it through a medicval provider (if you qualify). ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having an artificial heart?

Life saving only: Artificial heart is transplanted in life saving situation and is only used till you can get a matching human heart for transplantation. ...Read more

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Help please? How long can a person live with an artificial heart?

Many years: That's a very complicated question. Co morbidities would play into the calculation. With good follow up care, you could live for many years ...Read more

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Can you go jogging if you have an artificial heart and get exercise?

Can you go jogging if you have an artificial heart and get exercise?

Artificial heart: Until recently there wasn't a small enough portable power system for an artificial heart to allow activity such as jogging. Stationary bicycle riding is possible. There may be jogging possible with artificial hearts in the future but I don't believe the present clinical equipment state along with the medication state allows it. ...Read more

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Is this a good thesis about how the artificial heart has impacted society?

Is this a good thesis about how the artificial heart has impacted society?

It could be: If you are talking about a topic for a thesis then yes. Artificial hearts or vads (ventricular assist devices) have changed the way we approach heart failure and have the potential for huge impacts in the future including costs. The heart lung machine which is temporary support has had a tremendous impact on the treatment of heart disease since the 1950's which it was developed. ...Read more