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Can a heart problem cause double vision?

Can a heart problem cause double vision?

Heart and Eye: Heart disease can predispose a person to strokes, which can affect the eye by causing partial or full vision loss, or can affect the brainstem, which controls eye movement via several cranial nerves. If the brainstem is involved, double vision may result. Anyone with vision loss or sudden onset double vision should call 9-1-1 and go to the er at once. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

Might a heart problem cause mental illness?

No: Some pts with poorly functioning hearts and poor cerebral perfusion can have menral status changes from time to time. But not otherwise. Some congenital diseases may have mental retardation and heart problems but theres no cause and effect relationship with heart dz and mental illness. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause me to be dizzy after driving?

Can a heart problem cause me to be dizzy after driving?

Dizzy: Not necessarily, however it would be best to see your physician to see if this might be related to your medications or your general condition or both. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause severe weakness and dizziness? I have had chest pain and fluttering that lasts 2 to 3 mins then the weakness starts..

Can a heart problem cause severe weakness and dizziness? I have had chest pain and fluttering that lasts 2 to 3 mins then the weakness starts..

Absolutely: This can be a problem with the rhythm of the heart's beating. If your heart isn't working properly, your body & brain won't get the oxygen and nutrients needed to function properly. You should report to your primary care provider or cardiologist for an examination and/or testing. ...Read more

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Can a heart problem cause speech problems been going on for 3months now effecting anything I do now had lung test fine doing heart stress test tom.

Can a heart problem  cause speech problems been going on for 3months now effecting anything I do now had lung test fine doing heart stress test tom.

Odd: Yeah, it's pretty tough to connect heart problems to long-term speech problems. The closest thing i could think of would be atrial fibrillation or a cardiac tumor which sends clots to the brain where they cause a small stroke. That could fit the bill. But if the speech gets completely better from time to time, it'd decrease the likelihood of that by a lot. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if somebody has a heart problem, could this cause them to have mental problems?

Could you tell me if somebody has a heart problem, could this cause them to have mental problems?

Do not think so: I do not think that somebody has a heart problem that would cause them to have mental probblems.But if that pt is worried about the heart even though the problems are not significant, their mental health can get affected from the anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

What are the diet pills that caused that heart problem?

Fen-phen: Fenfluramine & phentaramine were two medications that when taken together as a weight loss aid were found to cause heart problems in some patients. The material was pulled from the marked in 1997 after the problems became evident. ...Read more

Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Double Vision (Definition)

When two separate images which are displaced in space are perceived at the same time due to a ...Read more