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Could ectopic heart beats interfere with blood pressure measurements?

Could ectopic heart beats interfere with blood pressure measurements?

Yes: A highly irregular pulse can make BP measurements more difficult, but the examiner can help to compensate for that by allowing the pressure from the instrument to drop more slowly than usual. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What is recommended preparation for an obese patient undergoing a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Cardiac rehab: A baseline treadmill stress test is useful to provide an exercise prescription. This helps tell us the boundaries that can be safely set for an exercise workload for a particular patient. This will vary from patient to patient. It is also something that we can measure progress against over time. ...Read more

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What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity to ensure a long healthy l?

What health education can be given to a 54 year old male patient with congestive cardiac failure, hypertension and obesity  to ensure a long healthy l?

Cardiac Rehab: Some hospitals have cardiac rehabilitation departments like a gym but w/expert advice and supervision. Please see your doc to get a prescription to attend. If not available see doc for advice or for referral to a nutritionist or personal trainer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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6 w pregnant.mtfhr homozygos.dr put me on clexane 0.8 for 1 month.I am obese.no cardiac problems.is this a high dose or safe to take it?platelets 365.

6 w pregnant.mtfhr homozygos.dr put me on clexane 0.8 for 1 month.I am obese.no cardiac problems.is this a high dose or safe to take it?platelets 365.

As you no doubt know: MTHFR gene mutations may have many health effects including recurrent pregnancy loss.Homozygous mutations of this gene are surprisingly common.The resulting build up of homocysteine seems to promote blood clots, especially in the placenta. Anticoagulant enoxaparin is one treatment. A typical dose is 40 mg/day; perhaps higher due to your weight. 80 mg is given for some indications; talk to your Doc ...Read more

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Heart rate up 20-30 beats when standing up.then normal.cardiac?neuro?normal?ecg,cardiac echo, CT angio w contrast all ok.am obese and non athletic

Heart rate up 20-30 beats when standing up.then normal.cardiac?neuro?normal?ecg,cardiac echo, CT angio w contrast all ok.am obese and non athletic

Orthostasis: it is normal orthostasis. as the blood pressure decreases, pulse inversely increases. try to increase fluid intake as dehydration has a tendency to increase likelihood of orthostatic hypotension. ...Read more

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Slow resting heart rate 54-62.when move increase to 60s-70s.not athletic.obese.cardiac echo, cardiac CT angio,ecgs normal.normal or moreinvestigation?

Slow resting heart rate 54-62.when move increase to 60s-70s.not athletic.obese.cardiac echo, cardiac CT angio,ecgs normal.normal or moreinvestigation?

It's OK: Hi. From the studies done and found to be normal, I'd have to conclude it's fine and not a problem. However, to optimize future health and quality of life, I's recommend healthy diet and taking up some form(s) of physical activity that you enjoy and can stay with on a regular basis for life. To your health! ...Read more

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Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Cardiac ct, stres tst,holter, cardiac echo all normal.feel tired w air hunger when walk, pain left blade hand.mild reflux,clear lungs.obese.reason?

Exercise: It appears that all of your cardiac tests are normal, and that is very good. I do not see that you listed any lung evaluations, such as pulmonary function tests. This is a suggestion if you continue to have air hunger, as PFT can diagnose asthma or other lung conditions. This may be a matter of being out of shape because of your being overweight. See your doctor for an individualized exercise RX ...Read more

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What waist measurement in a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

What waist measurement in a female considered to have abdominal obesity?

Not waist, BMI.: Bmi is the answer. There are many calculators online; the number that is "too fat" is over 25. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more