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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Cardiac (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Cardiologist believes I may have Cardiac Syndrome X, wants to do MRI. What will they see from this scan?

Cardiologist believes I may have Cardiac Syndrome X, wants to do MRI. What will they see from this scan?

Cardiac X: MRI can look for evidence of myocardial ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart muscle) caused by abnormal coronary reactivity testing. The good thing about the MRI is that Cardiac Syndrome X can be detected noninvasively ...Read more

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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.

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

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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the difference between cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome?

What's the difference between cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome?

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

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What are the tests for syndrome x (cardiac)?

What are the tests for syndrome x (cardiac)?

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

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I had a cardiac episode called "takotsubo syndrome" six years ago. Is it possible that I could have suffered it again?

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 more

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What is the treatment for syndrome x (cardiac)?

What is the treatment for syndrome x (cardiac)?

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

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How do you know if its postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or cardiac autonomic neuropathy? Male 22. Not diabetic. Thanks

How do you know if its postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or cardiac autonomic neuropathy? Male 22. Not diabetic. Thanks

Here's my take: Postural orthostatic techycardia syndrome is fairly common and has a variety of different causes if the pathologist gets to look at nerve. Since you're asking to distinguish two not-well-understood illnesses, neither of which has a specific treatment, and since autonomic neuropathy is usually a diabetic's problem, i'd go with the good clinical fit -- if it seems like pots, then that's working dx. ...Read more

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What cardiac changes actually take place during broken heart syndrome?

What cardiac changes actually take place during broken heart syndrome?

Stress Hormones: Broken Heart syndrome or apical balooning as some call it results from severe stress like the loss of a loved one, during the episode which usually resolves in a wk time, the person may experience chest pain and shortness of breath, there is some disruption of the normal pumping functions of the heart. if chest pain and SOB continue, one needs to seek medical help ...Read more

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I am wondering what cardiac changes take place during broken heart syndrome?

I am wondering what cardiac changes take place during broken heart syndrome?

Takotsubo syndrome: The ventricular wall thins and balloons out - overall contractility (ejection fraction) falls. Many mechanisms have been proposed but the actual cause is not known. It is not due to blocked coronary arteries. ...Read more

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I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

Get stress test....: In order to be certain your symptoms are not cardiac, you should see a cardiologist and have a stress test, if you haven had one recently. This will tell you if you have cardiac problems with exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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Echogenic cardiac locus is found on 20 week. Maternity21 plus is normal. Is any other test needed? Is screening Down syndrome done in structural US?

Echogenic cardiac locus is found on 20 week. Maternity21 plus is normal. Is any other test needed? Is screening Down syndrome done in structural US?

All pregnant women: are offered either Ist trimester screening using maternal age, nuchal, or neck, translucency on FUS & blood tests for 2 pregnancy-specific substances or similar 1st & 2nd trimester screening. Cell-free fetal DNA analysis of maternal blood is more specific. Yes a detailed fetal anatomic survey can be done. None of these is diagnostic. Echogenic Intracardiac Focus is seen in ~ 3% of normal fetuses. ...Read more

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Man 47 spent 5 days in cardiac icu reno heart and sierra nevada cardiology diagnosed takosubo syndrome its been 2 weeks now and still in severe pain all tests said damage to heart when will he feel better?

Man 47 spent 5 days in cardiac icu reno heart and sierra nevada cardiology diagnosed takosubo syndrome its been 2 weeks now and still in severe pain all tests said damage to heart when will he feel better?

Soon.: Sounds like you have already talked with cardiologist who should have given you this information. Takotsubo cm resolves on its own over about 1 month once initiating factors are resolved. Typical treatment does not include pain control per se, but should be considered as a way to decrease catecholamine release. Please discuss with your doc.. ...Read more

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With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?

With repeated ECG, holter monitors, ECHO, cardiac MRI and stress tests would long QT syndrome be obvious to diagnose?

Ecg finding: long qt is an ECG finding, would see it on an ECG, or holter; sometimes situational such as exercise, and a treadmill ecg would pick it up. i don't know of any particular echo or MRI findings per se. ...Read more

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