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Can You Describe A Heart Flutter
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rate: S VT in your age group(21) is often >200 (ok, 160-180 is "gray zone") but ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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