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What is the best exercise for cardiac syndrome X?- my CSX doesn't seem to be affected by exercise, I feel it's worse at rest.
No clear answer: The best exercise is the type that does not induce symptoms and one that you'll consistently complete. Otherwise, there really is no evidence that any particular form of exercise is better for those with cardiac syndrome X. Any form of exercise is good for vascular health and may help with some elements of "visceral hypersensitivity" - as in sensitivity to "inside body" pain. ...Read more
Cardiologist believes I may have Cardiac Syndrome X, wants to do MRI. What will they see from this scan?
If cardiologist is right & I do have Cardiac syndrome X, why is my biggest complaint shoulder tip pain, arm pain, jaw pain on and off Throughout 24/7.
Referred pain: Cardiac syndrome X is a condition where patients have the pain of angina, but they do not have CAD. So even though patients with cardiac syndrome X have symptoms of CAD, the coronary arteries are clear of blockages. The pain you feel most likely is referred pain like in angina. If the pain is on the right side, the pain could be referred from the cervical region, slipped disc. ...Read more
Later but little!: It is a later used term for metabolic syndrome once vascular disease, usually of the heart is detected. Nonetheless, Insulin resistance is the universally agreed driving force. In cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome, diabetes 2 is usually present, but a very sad statistic is that one half of type 2 diabetics are only diagnosed after their first heart attack or stroke. ...Read more
Many.: You need to look at and control lipids and hbp. First, most have an apple build, ie. Carry weight on the torso, rather than buttocks and extremities. Family hx of hbp, cholesterol problems, diabetes 2, and ASHD or mi, especially if strong. I obtain fasting lipids, insulin, hgba1c. A lipid profile suggesting syndrome x is high triglycerides and low hdl. Ldl may be low becasue of high tgs. ...Read more
I had a cardiac episode called "takotsubo syndrome" six years ago. Is it possible that I could have suffered it again?
Takotsubo: Takotsubo, or transient apical ballooning syndrome, is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. Describe first in Japan, it is also known as 'broken heart syndrome' as it can be brought about by stress. Although infrequent, it is possible to get recurrence of this condition, so if you have any concerns it would be wise to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Syndrome X: Syndrome x is defined as myocardial ischemia that occurs at the level of the microvasculature (supply:demand imbalance). It is treated by drugs that either improve supply (vasodilatory) or reduce demand (reduce heart rate or bp). These include nitrates, calcium channel blockers, and beta blockers. Theoretically, the treatment of ischemia on a cellular level (ranexa) might also have a role. ...Read more