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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If I have high blood pressure, will i get heart disease? My doctor told me I have pre-hypertension. I know i may develop high blood pressure, but does this mean i will develop heart disease too?
Increases the risk: Hypertension is one of the risk factors for development of heart disease and stroke. Since you are in the pre-hypertension stage right now, it is the time to get BP within normal range. The best way to lower BP is to exercise regularly, maintain low sodium diet, and keep body weight as close to ideal weight as possible. Normal bmi (body mass index) is 18.5-24.5 (there are calculators online). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have a heart mummer and my heart is skippin beats now and i can feel it and my chest hurt when it do it is this a serious problem?
Possible: It truly depends on what is the cause of your murmur as well as the cause of skipped beats. Some causes are serious, others are not serious, but can be quite disturbing. To evaluate the murmur, an echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) is ideal. To evaluate the cause of your skipped beats, an event monitor would be able to tell you exactly what your heart is doing at the time of your skipped beats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ok so I drink a lot of pop. I have heart palpitations & I have a heart murmur but I seen my heart doctor and my hearts fine. What could it be ?
Palps and pops: First since your doctor says your heart is fine, stop poisoning yourself with 'pop'. If you are smoking or using other substances like 'pot' or other; stop that. Don't drink more than one cup or coffee a day. Get regular daily exercise for at least half an hour and if things don't improve go back to the doc for more steps. ...Read more
Does a normal EKG mean my heart is fine? I had mild symptoms of heart disease, so my doctor did an ekg. It was normal. Does this mean i definitely don’t have heart disease?
In a way yes: Since you have a normal ekg it means that you did not have a heart attack in the past. However a notmal ekg cannot r/o coronary artery disease. Stress test and echocardiography should be done to assess your coronary arteries and your cardiac structure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both my kids have innocent heart murmur is it possible that I could have a heart condition too I have hypothyroid but my heart has sharp pain ?
Innocent murmurs: There is no known inheritance issues with innocent murmurs and they tend to resolve with time. Innocent implies no disease. It a sound created within a normal heart and is not a disease. Your symptoms may be entirely separate. Be assessed. I hope all goes well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently found out that I have a heart murmur. Does this mean I have a heart problem? I also have had high blood pressure. I am not overweight.
Heart palpitations and diahhrea. I have a heart murmur but I seen the heart doc not to long ago and everything was ok. I did have low potassium level.
Restore potassium: Your potassium must be restored to normal before anything else. Additionally your RBC magnesium level needs to be checked and also followed as the magnesium level affects potassium level and both can precipitate arrythmias. The diarrhea probably caused the initially low potassium. Make sure you don't have an infection. Meantime rehydrate with an electrolyte drink to restore fluid and minerals. ...Read more
How to no you have a heart problem. Always worried about it. Idk why. Guess told have a heart murmur. Like what signs that heart not working right?
Heart disease: Significant heart disease causes symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, swelling of the extremities. A heart murmur can be nothing more than noise. If you are having no symptoms you should let go of your worries. You also could talk about your concerns with the dr. Who knows you and get reassured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Usually these are extra beats from the upper or lower chambers of the heart. However, this symptom could represent other heart rhythm abnormalities. If the heart is otherwise normal they are usually benign. A holter monitor or event recorder can help capture your heart rhythm during symptoms to precisely determine the cause of palpitations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart beating fast.: Palpitations have a number of potential causes. At your age and of course presuming no use of illegal substances, caffein is the most common cause. A very bad heart arrhythmia called atrial fibrillation is also a cause and this does need immediate medical attention. Seek medical advice and an ECG and possible holter monitor. Stop the coffee. ...Read more
I was just told I have costochondritis separation. Will this make me have more heart palpitations then normal?
Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high blood press and tachycardia. Every time i get EKG it says I have left ventricular hypertrophy but i had echo which was normal! why?
Echo more reliable: With a history of high blood pressure, you are definitely at risk of developing left ventricular hypertrophy over time. Both an ECG and an echo may screen for hypertrophy. An ECG is cheap and quick, but it is known to sometimes "over-call" hypertrophy, especially in adolescents. An echo is more reliable, a "better" test for this, but it is more expensive and time-consuming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My heart randomly beats really fast and it hurts I have tetralogy of fallop(tof) what doesit mean or why does it cause it ? I had catheterization surge
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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