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Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will die from a heart attack ?

Not necessarily...: ...But you should have your palpitations evaluated by a cardiologist, as it may be some form of cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) which can cause other problems, such as intracardiac blood clots embolizing to other parts of your body or else lower your blood pressure, both of which can cause life-threatening or debilitating problems to other parts of your body ... ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will have heart problem later?

Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will have heart problem later?

No: You need to be diagnosed to see what the cause of the palpitations are. Many problems simply reveal the palpitations being a symptom and not the real problem. Like thyroid. ...Read more

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Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will get arryhtymia ?

Because I have heart palpitations does it mean I will get arryhtymia ?

Let me clarify for U: When the heart "skips", it's called arrhythmia. When a person feels their heart "skip", it's called palpitations. Sometimes there is arrhythmia with no palpitation (ie, it's not felt). Sometimes there is palpitation with no arrhythmia (ie, a false alarm). Both situations are very common. ...Read more

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If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

If weed increases you heart rate how come a heart attack doesn't happen? Just wondering

Weed: Heart attack is a multifactorial event. If weed was a common cause of heart attack, Bill Maher probably wouldn't be pushing it to be legalized. ...Read more

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I apparently have cardiomyopathy and my ef is 35. Does this mean I will have a heart attack?

I apparently have cardiomyopathy and my ef is 35. Does this mean I will have a heart attack?

No.: Cardiomyopathy is a weakened heart from any of a number of causes; sometimes the cause is not identified. "Heart attack" usually refers to a blocked artery in the heart; that is one cause of cardiomyopathy but is not a result of cardiomyopathy. Many patients with this disease, especially at your age, recover completely, but intensive therapy is required and should be provided by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a heart murmur? My mom told me that i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, does it mean that i will develop heart problems in the future?

What happens if I have a heart murmur? My mom told me that i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, does it mean that i will develop heart problems in the future?

No: Heart murmurs are very common. In fact, 60% of all kids have one at this moment. I tell my patients they aren't "cool" unless they have one. That said, the quality or type of murmur is important. Most likely it was an innocent murmur, and means nothing except rapid blood flow through the heart and mild turbulence. Future heart problems would be more related to your genetics and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Always feel I am having heart attackSob, chest/arm pain. Had lots of ecgs always fine. How will I know when it is a heart attack Have high cholesterol?

Always feel I am having heart attackSob, chest/arm pain. Had lots of ecgs always fine. How will I know when it is a heart attack Have high cholesterol?

See a cardiologist: The determination of the cause of your chest pain cannot be made by EKG alone. Studies show that the EKG is only 25-50% sensitive in the detection of myocardial infarction. If a physician has high suspicion of myocardial infarction, Troponin-I enzymes must be performed. A stress test or nuclear medicine study can be employed. Optimize your diet, cardiovascular risks and exercise with physician. ...Read more

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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

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I had a heart attack when I was younger, will this contribute to me getting cardiomyopathy?

Possibly: When you have a heart attack and your heart muscle is damaged, your heart becomes less effective at meeting your body's demands for blood. This can become heart failure, resulting in cardiomyopathy. Also, if the heart disease that caused the heart attack is not treated you can have other heart attacks without symptoms. All people who have had a heart attack should be followed by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Can you have a heart attack without pain. Wat would i heart attack feel like?

Yes. No symptoms: Yes, it's possible to have a heart attack or myocardial infarction w/o having any pain (unlike classic redd foxx in sanford & son). More often, rather than chest pain radiating up jaw and down arm, patient might complain of bad heartburn that won't go away, difficulty breathing or catching breath as if elephant sitting on chest, nausea etc. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-attack/ds00094. ...Read more

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Is arythemia bad to have? Can i die from it or can my heart just stop beating?

Is arythemia bad to have? Can i die from it or can my heart just stop beating?

Arrhythmia : Arrhythmia is a term which covers a host of diagnoses. Discuss with your. There are very serious arrhythmia s and some that. Aren't much at all. ...Read more

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I have a fast resting heart rate and low blood pressure. Does this mean my heart is not efficient? Could I have heart trouble valve or myopathy?

I have a fast resting heart rate and low blood pressure.  Does this mean my heart is not efficient?  Could I have heart trouble  valve or myopathy?

? POTS: Although there is very little other information, you could possibly have paroxysmal orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. The increase in heart rate would in particular occur upon standing. This can be accompanied by associated decrease in blood pressure - with lightheadedness, fatigue, excessive thirst. If chronic, can prompt cold extremities, shortness of breath, headache, restless sleep, GI symptom. ...Read more

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Am 88. If heart attack-- would i want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

Am 88. If heart attack-- would i want to survive it. Could I have sudden cardiac arrest?

Depends....: If the heart attack is small, you may survive it relatively intact. But, if the heart attack involved a large portion of your heart, you may be left with significant impairment, if you survive at all. You need to decide if you would want resuscitation in the event your heart stops. It is possible to have a sudden cardiac arrest meaning your heart stops. See your doctor for options. God bless you! ...Read more

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Worried i will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. My heart is fine but i take metoprolol for tachycardia. What would it take for heart attack?

Worried i will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. My heart is fine but i take metoprolol for tachycardia. What would it take for heart attack?

Dont Self medicate!: I presume if your holter was normal your metoprolol is to reduce frequency of panic attacks? Your anxiety is not being treated properly and my concern is that you are "self medicating" for your underlying condition. ( anxiety) Also cannabis can trigger anxiety, paranoia and psychosis! Please seek mental health help! ...Read more

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How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What could be the cause?

How heart attack can happen to someone on receiving a bad news? No previous heart condition but suffered heart attack at 45. What  could be the cause?

Can happen, c ur doc: Bad news may be a serious stress factor causing a sudden increase in adrenalin and other hormones that increase blood pressure and can cause a heart attack in a susceptible person with multiple risk factors, including family history of premature onset of coronary disease. There is a condition called "broken heart syndrome" that may occur in "normals", but is much more common in women than men. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt to breathe in, I have high blood pressure am i getting a heart attack?

Why does it hurt to breathe in, I have high blood pressure am i getting a heart attack?

See your doctor: Heart attacks can be life-threatening. If you are not feeling well and having chest pain you should go to the emergency room or call an ambulance. If you feel like this all the time and nothing seems to be new or getting worse, you should probably call your doc and get checked out in the office. ...Read more

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I have abnormal heart beating rates that makes me scared. I need help. Is it serious?

I have abnormal heart beating rates  that makes me scared. I need help. Is it serious?

Possibly : Your question is not very specific, but you should get checked out by a doctor ASAP to be safe. Abnormal heart rhythms can be very serious, and you don't want to get that diagnosed online. Go to your doctor or an emergency center. You need a physical exam and an electrocardiogram (EKG) at the very least. ...Read more

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Why am i so scared incase i have a heart attack or get heart problems?

Why am i so scared incase i have a heart attack or get heart problems?

Worried at 30: You have few more decades to worry , about getting an heart attack , very rare in a healthy person at your age.You have other real issues your job , family etc , but you can postpone or even prevent for few more decades , by your good life style , by balanced healthy diet , weight reduction if over weight , regular exercises , avoiding smoking drinking and drugs , sometimes may need prof. help ...Read more

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I have all the heart attack symptoms, does this mean i will have one soon?

I have all the heart attack symptoms, does this mean i will have one soon?

Get to the ER: If you have all the symptoms of a heart attack, forget health tap and get to the hospital. If you have angina, chest pain that occurs with exertion, go see a cardiologist. Angina can be stable or unstable and would likely be treated differently. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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