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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

No: No, tylenol (acetaminophen) is antipyretic( fever reducer) and pain reliever and that's about it. It does nothing for cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. ...Read more

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Blood clots in past and heart problems.Should I take aspirin?

Blood clots in past and heart problems.Should I take aspirin?

Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more

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My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram

You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more

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Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems. Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems.  Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

See MD first: These may be symptoms of an anxiety disorder or a medical disorder. You should consult with your family doctor. There are some people who should not take Aspirin products, so i wouldn't take a baby Aspirin without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

YES: If you have to take the tyelnol more than weekly for your headache; see your doctor to find out the cause of the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is removed by the liver so make sure you don't have liver problems or other medications that may interact with the tylenol (acetaminophen) or cause problems for the liver in combination. Your doctor should be able to help you identify potential problems. ...Read more

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Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Only Aspirin Daily: Only Aspirin is indicated for prevention of heart attack acetaminophen and ibuprophen are not used and not recommended for prevention of heart attack. ...Read more

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How can I prevent heart problems when I am older?

How can I prevent heart problems when I am older?

Heart problems: Prevention of heart problems should ideally start at an young age. Atherosclerosis or hardening of arteries starts at the of ten. In general avoid saturated fats, fried foods, red meat. Eat moderate calories consisting fish, vegetables and fruits. Exercise or walk 30 min every other day. The things that you may not be able to modify are genetic factors. Do not smoke, drink, do drugs. ...Read more

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What're ways and foods I can eat to prevent my risk of future heart problems?

What're ways and foods I can eat to prevent my risk of future heart problems?

Heart problems: Ideally healthy diet should start from an early age. Avoiding fats, cholesterol containing foods, cutting down on red meat, using more of white meat, plenty of vegetables and fruits, avoiding fried foods, and eating a balanced regulated calorie diet. Also alcohol in moderation, (red wine), no smoking no street drugs. Good luck! live long! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my father had open heart surgery. I m now 19. I am fearing in future i may have heart problems . Is there any way to prevent heart problems?

Should i be concerned if my father had open heart surgery. I m now 19. I am fearing in future i may have heart problems . Is there any way to prevent heart problems?

Yes: The cause of coronary artery disease is formation of plaques in the vessels. The best way to avoid it is to prevent the formation of the plaques in the first place. This can be done by controlling blood pressure, controlling diabetes, control cholesterol, watching weight, exercise, and stop smoking. ...Read more

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What to do if i sit many hours a day for work, what exercises can I do to prevent heart problems?

What to do if i sit many hours a day for work, what exercises can I do to prevent heart problems?

Start easy & repeat: Start with brisk walking or any low impact cardio exercise (elliptical, cycle, etc...) start with an amount that is relatively easy and repeat daily. Add a few minutes once a week. Work up to 45-60 mins. Also try frequent short breaks at work for 3-5 minute walks. Stand/march in place while working. Stand up and treadmill desks are also available. ...Read more

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Getting fat and other disease like hypertensionand heart problems are common.What should I do to prevent myself from these problems?

Getting fat and other disease like hypertensionand heart problems are common.What should I do to prevent myself from these problems?

Diet , Exercise.: Diet......eat less fried and fatty food, more fruits and vegetables. Depending on your activity level your caloric intake should be adjusted...2000-2500. Routine exercise is very helpful...to tone your body, tone up your cardiovascular system also. ...Read more

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Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much? It is preventing me from sleeping. Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems

Why does my left pectoral muscle, arm and side of chest hurt so much?  It is preventing me from sleeping.  Also I don't any symptoms of heart problems

Pec Major injury?: The Pectoralis Major muscle and tendon course across the chest laterally across the axilla to insert onto the arm bone. Pain about the muscle may be a symptom of a muscle strain or partial tear. This injury usually occurs during weight lifting. Seek an orthopaedic evaluation if the symptoms persist for more than a week ...Read more

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Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

Depends: That is a good question. I'd recommend you talk with your doctor about your cardiovascular risk (including risk for heart attack) and also at the risks and benefits of Aspirin therapy, and then together come up with the right answer for you individually. ...Read more

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Is it better to take aspirin at night or morning to prevent heart attack?

Interesting ???: I don't know if that has ever been studied, my guess would be that night is better since early am is a frequent time for chest pain, and you might not be taking this early enough in the day otherwise. What is important is to take it daily. ...Read more

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Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?

Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?

NO: Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients.People with diabetes mellitus, obesity , family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy. ...Read more

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Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Pcp  has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Probably not: Omega 3`s and low dose Aspirin work at different levels. Omega 3`s replace cell products that release products of inflammation while the omega 3`s don't. Aspirin affects the blood platelets that normally control clotting and bleeding. ...Read more

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Can I take the pill if I have heart problems?

Can I take the pill if I have heart problems?

Birth control pill: Can possibly increase risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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I am a 33y, f. I have been having l arm pain that coinsides with heart flutterings that take my breath away are these symptoms of heart problems?

I am a 33y, f. I have been having l arm pain that coinsides with heart flutterings that take my breath away are these symptoms of heart problems?

Possibly-needs eval: Its difficult to say if these symptoms are due to a heart problem or not. Because it is impossible to know without further testing, it is advisable to seek immediate medical attention if these symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Can a 75 years old man with diabetes and heart problems can take steroids for non stop cough? As no medicine effecting

Depends: Hi. Prednisone is not a cough suppressant, and will most assuredly whack his diabetes control. Coughing may result from asthma and COPD, so if the cough is a result of such conditions, prednisone may be helpful and worth taking. If he's having difficulty breathing, he needs close medical attention. If he has fever (or pneumonia), prednisone is not the treatment unless also treating reactive airway ...Read more

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Ive been taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day for a few days. Should I be worried that it will cause kidney/heart problems if I continue to take it?

Ive been taking 800mg of ibuprofen a day for a few days. Should I be worried that it will cause kidney/heart problems if I continue to take it?

Ibuprofen: The answer is yes, but the question is why are you taking this dose. Any dose of this type of medicine can cause kidney, GI or heart issues, but is usually given for a specific reason. You can help prevent these issues by taking the medicine with food and drinking plenty of water. Also if you have any symptoms from the medicine you should contact your physician right away. ...Read more

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Is there a safe calcium to take for osteoporosis that doesn't cause heart problems?

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

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I was proscribed etodolac 400mg how much should i take if i have a history of heart problems?

I was proscribed etodolac 400mg how much should i take if i have a history of heart problems?

23 year old: Etodolac increases risk of heart attack due to coronary thombosis in those of coronary prone age. Your profile lists your age as 23 - it this is true, you're not at risk. I assume your hx of heart problems is due to a congenital or infectious cause? You're too young to have significant atherosclerosis. Etodolac should not pose a risk for you . ...Read more

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Halfprin (Definition)

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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more