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Can you describe a heart flutter?

Can you describe a heart flutter?

Yes: Palpitations refer to a fluttering sensation in the chest which most commonly is related to the heart beating fast and/or more forcefully and/or beating irregularly. ...Read more

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Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Can you feel a heart murmur?

Can you feel a heart murmur?

They are graded 1-6: You might feel a really loud (6) murmur by putting your hand on your chest wall but you would not be able to feel a very soft murmur. You can have a murmur which is "innocent" and has no significance or you can have a murmur which is very forboding. A trained physician lnows how to interpret the significance of the sounds that he hears. A creaky floor night mean the building is about to fall or n ...Read more

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How do you describe a heart palpitation?

How do you describe a heart palpitation?

Various ways: Most people describe their heart as beating too fast, too hard, or irregular. Some say it feels like fluttering or skipping a beat. Palpitations are a symptom, and a doctor can usually find a diagnosis to explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you describe a heart transplant?

Can you describe a heart transplant?

Yes: For people you have the most severely damaged hearts a transplant involves removng the heart and replacing it with a donor heart. Multiple heart attacks , and viral damage to the heart muscle are the most common causes.. The supply of donors, usually from severe head trauma is very limited, limiting the number of transplants that can be performed. It is a procedure of last resort. ...Read more

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Can you describe what a heart valve is?

Can you describe what a heart valve is?

Yes: Blood moving through the heart is more effecient if it only moves in one direction. Valves open and allow blood to pass through. Then they close and prevent blood from moving backward from where it came. The aortic and pulmonic valves open in systole (during contraction). The mitral and tricuspid valves open during diastole (when the heart is resting and filling). ...Read more

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Can you describe a heart valve malfunction?

Can you describe a heart valve malfunction?

Heart Valve: The heart valves serve a function as a check valve. They direct blood flow in one direction and prevent back flow. Malfunction can be two ways: 1. The valve can be narrowed (stenosis) and restrict blood flow. 2. The valve may not close properly and leak (insufficiency). ...Read more

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Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Can a heart murmur be deadly? Also, could that person with a heart murmur have a heart attack?

Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read more

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What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

What can be a cause for irregular heart beat?

Check out this link.: Get reassurance and a concrete answer from your dr. Take care! http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/heart-arrhythmias/ds00290/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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Can you describe heart failure?

Can you describe heart failure?

Fluid overload: Congestive heart failure is a state where the body holds onto salt and water that you eat and drink which fails to come out in the urine. This is typically the result of a heart that is not working properly. For a variety of reasons, the heart sends a signal to the kidneys to hold on to salt and water resulting in shortness of breath and swelling of the extremities. ...Read more

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Can you have a panic attack with shortness of breath but not a racing heart beat?

Can you have a panic attack with shortness of breath but not a racing heart beat?

Yes!: There are a bunch of symptoms one may have during a panic attack--one may feel dizzy, faint, or weak, experience numbness or tingling in the hand and fingers , feel sweaty, have chest pain, feel a loss of control, but there is typically that scary feeling of impending doom, that one is having a heart attack and is going to die. And this is all unrelated to the real situation happening around them. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

Can you tell me exactly when is a heart attack not a heart attack?

When: You develop chest pain and symptoms of a heart attack but no muscle dies. It could have just been angina without actual cardiac injury. Cardiac lab tests ( enzymes) would be normal. ...Read more

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Can you describe heart disease?

Can you describe heart disease?

Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked it can damage the muscle and cause heart failure. There can be infections of the heart or tumors. There can be rhythm problems making it beat to fast or slow. So I am about out fo words but not too bad for four hundred letters more or less. ...Read more

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Could you have a heart attack without feeling pain in your heart?

Could you have a heart attack without feeling pain in your heart?

Yes: May only show up on later ekgs, echoes, or other testing. Person had no symptoms, or had symptoms that were ignored, or thought they were indigestion etc. ...Read more

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Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

Can you have a heart arrhythmia with ms?

No: MS does not affect the heart, but some MS drugs may cause cardiac conduction and rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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In Vtach do you have to have a fast heart rate or can it just be 3 or more pvcs in a row without a fast heart rate?

In Vtach do you have to have a fast heart rate or can it just be 3 or more pvcs in a row without a fast heart rate?

Vtach: Hi, yes, 3 or more PVC in a row is called Vtach, rate doesn't need to be fast but u certainly could feel palpitation. Have you seen a Cardiologist? ...Read more

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To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

To have a heart attack you do not have to have chest pain. can you have a heart attack while just feeling skipped beats as the only symptom?

Unlikely: Hi MoeA645, Yes, many people who have heart attacks do not suffer the typical symptoms of chest pain, difficulty breathing, nausea & sweating. Still, it's very unlikely feeling just a few skipped beats means you are having a heart attack. You may have something called palpitations, which are often nothing to worry about. If the skipped beats occur often or with other symptoms, I'd see a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

What are the symptoms you get a cardiac arrhythmia?

Several: If the way your heart is beating is not regular enough to to pump an adequate amount of blood to your brain and body you might feel light headed, dizzy, you might faint, feel chest pressure or you might simply become aware that there is something unusual about your heart rate. These are just some of the symptoms you might experience but you should check with your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Could you describe binaural beats in a nutshell?

Could you describe binaural beats in a nutshell?

Beats in a shell: When two tones of different frequency are heard together, the difference is the "frequency of the beats" (FOB). E.g. 445hz-440hz=5hz difference. Binaural beats takes advantage of this effect by playing different frequencies to the L and R ears. The brain creates the FOB. People claim this can change brainwave activity to match the FOB - beta for focus, theta for deep relaxation. Unproven. ...Read more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more