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Calcium Deposit On Fetal Heart
Calcium Deposits: Your question is not clear. Where are these deposits located? Please provide all information to get correct answer. ...Read more
My maternal fetal doctor found calcium on my baby's heart valve in utero. He said it doesn't mean anything... How can it not mean anything?
It doesn't!: What your doctor probably saw is a a bright spot, an "echogenic focus" in the baby's heart. We think these are probably calcium deposits. They do not seem to have any effect on heart function. They are one of a large number of minor abnormalities that can signal an increased risk of Down syndrome in a baby, but usually only if there is more than one abnormality. ...Read more
A coronary calcium scan is not advised for routine screening for coronary artery disease.1 this test may not tell your doctor any more about your risk for heart disease than your risk factors do.
Major risk factor are: high blood pressure, diabeteshigh cholestrol, smoking, genetic facors, and obesity. ...Read more
Should I worry if my ultrasound showed calcium deposit on my unborn baby's heart and I'm 38 years old?
Follow, but...: This needs to be followed, but I wouldn't worry. These deposits are actually found quite often as incidental findings on ultrasounds between 18-24 weeks. The vast majority of them clear on their own by birth. As pediatricians, we often get these reports of these findings on prenatal us, but the baby is just fine. At age in upper 30's though, be followed by high risk OB or maternal-fetal medicine! ...Read more
25 weeks pregnant. Calcium deposit on heart with extra fluid. Extra fluid in the back of the brain. Nephew has cardiomyopathy. Is something def. Wrong
If calcium deposits have been found on heart, brain, breast. Kidneys, once low vitd/high calcium are fixed, can damage be reversed itself or with meds?
Calcium deposition: Is not reversible but "damage" is highly variable if there is any at all. ...Read more
21 weeks pregnant, tested negative for Down syndrome, and found a calcuim deposit in baby's heart. What could it mean? Help please.
Ask your obstetrician: Who would help you better, my take on this, is that it is not uncommon, found in about 10% of scans of normal babies, other parameters factor in as rate of growth, other appearances on the scan, your blood tests and others, please confer with your obstetrician who will be able to address your concerns better ...Read more
BP and heart rate: calcium channels are channels located in cell membranes in blood vessels and heart muscle. Blocking their activity can have a blood pressure lowering effect, and certain of the calcium channel blockers slow the heart rate as well. There are 3 broad categories of these meds represented by diltiazem, verapamil, and nifedipine. ...Read more
Balance: Limit calcium intake to 500 mg daily if also eating well. Balance calcium with magnesium, and calcium:magnesium in 1:1 or 1:2 ratio is good. I prefer 1:2 ratio. Test vit d and replete to goal serum level of 60. Also test zinc and supplement if not in upper half of reference range. Consider boron, vanadium, and strontium in small doses. Limit alcohol. Exercise as tolerated. ...Read more
Why does the calcium beta blocker not have as big an effect on my heart rate as a beta blocker? On 240mg and its barely lowering my heart rate
They are very: Different; blocking of adrenergic receptos has always been more efffective at rate control than Ca channel blockers ...Read more
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hypercalcemia/basics/definition/con-20031513.
Linked to increase: See my blog for full story. Http://mdprevent. Blogspot. Com/2013/02/calcium-and-heart-disease-whats-story. Html. ...Read more
Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker. Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?
If I take calcium channel blocker and beta blocker (one at night, one in morn) is the overall effect more? My heart rate feels very low through day
What type of CCB: Kimberlie, calcium channel blockers (CCB) come in 2 basic "flavors". The dihydropyridine mostly effect blood vessels to lower blood pressure. The non-dihyropyridine work at the heart to reduce heart rate and force of muscle contraction by the heart. Beta Blockers (BB) also have some with affect blood vessels more (Beta 2) and some which affect heart more (Beta 1). Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am post menopause. I do not take calcium, I try to get my nutrients through food. Would it be dangerous for my heart to start taking calcium supp?
How to Reverse Calcium Buildup in the Heart? My father's agatscon score is 383 but he refuse to take CABG. He also takes medicine for highbloodpresure
How is a calcium blocker different from a beta blocker...And does it help with blood pressure and heart rate?
Dr wants to do a calcium channel scan. Said no dye. Does my heart rate have to be at a certain number like a cta?
No: That is an unusual test to order in a 39 year old female. ...Read more
Should 58 year old woman with family history of osteoporosis take 2 citrical plus d/ day given findings about calcium and heart attack?
How is her diet?: U r absolutely right about the new controversy regarding calcium supplements and cardiac risk, but it does not say anything about calcium in diet/foods. So, consuming calcium rich foods will reduce need to take supplement. Also, vitamin use can improve absorption of calcium. But, she should check with her doc for a possible scan to how her done is at this time, then treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it true that calcium supplements cause heart attacks? And if so what do you recommend I do considering I have osteopenia? Regarding calcium.
Myth: Calcium supplements do not cause heart attacks, other wise we would all be dying from all the dairy products we as consumers eat in a day. Excessive calcium can cause changes in your cell function, tissue function etc. But this is usually associated with a disease process, trauma, fluid issues or a metabolic problem. ...Read more
I had an ooph which I believe increases heart problems, plus high cholesterol, now I am on calcium & strontium r, are these triple risks for my heart?
What will happen to heartrate when I go off of 25mg atenolol and calcium channel blocker? On meds, heart rate slow for full 24hrs
Heart rate: Your heart rate will go up.Get a more detailed answer ›
History anxiety. Frequent heart flip flops every half hr to hour, reg heart rate no chest pain. Don't feel stressed. Body scan showed 0 calcium score.
See a cardiologist: To determine the cause of your heart symptoms. Sorry to hear that you sound very anxious but this is treatable w/therapy to re-educate your body to respond less strongly and change thought patterns. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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