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Enlarged heart: It may be indicative of some pathologies like chronic hypertension or valvular heart disease. However, because it is mild there may be no symptoms or poor prognosis. Nevertheless, it bears monitoring and making sure that your blood pressure is not elevated. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate and follow you. ...Read more
Cardiomega 3 allergy: Cardiomega 3 comes from Seal oil & is a source of Omega -3 fatty acids. I was not able to find literature that I considered trust worthy to obtain more information about possible allergic or adverse effects from this particular brand product. It is considered a supplement. ...Read more
Let me add detail to the last q. It's a 30-day event monitor, cardionet wevent. It always says monitoring. Does it run continuously?
Event recorder: I believe that this type of heart monitor has to be activated by the patient at the time symptoms are felt as opposed to a loop which records continuously. It's best to check with your physician, cardiologist or the cardiac department where the monitor was put on you. ...Read more
Why does my cardionet monitor screech sometimes during a recording, but other times not? Are palpitations ever benign?
Heart monitor: Sometimes that type of sound occurs when the monitor is transmitting some recording information. We call palpitations benign if nonlifethreatening dysrhythmias like occasionally single atrial premature beats are seen. However even nonserious events like single atrial or ventricular premature beats can be harbingers of more serious future cardiac dysrhytbmias. Your cardiologist can better answer yo ...Read more
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Does the cardionet wevent 30 day heart event monitor record continuously or only when I press the symptom button. It always says monitoring on screen?
?: Ask the office personnel who gave it to you. They can be programmed differently. ...Read more
My mother just got the xray result with impression cardiamegaly atheromatous aorta.....is it really bad and needs immediate attention?
CXR's show mild cardiamegaly 4 many yrs. Could it with Type II DM & Asthma cause Mod. Aortic Stenosis &? Mild hypokensis of Apex. This DX A. S/HA new
Possibly.: It would make more sense for the cardiomegaly to result from aortic stenosis because the heart would build up muscle of the left ventricle pumping against the stenosis to get blood to the rest of the body, but they may be unrelated. Hypokinesis may represent ischemia or lack of adequate oxygen to your inferior heart. Diabetes certainly plays a role in heart disease especially atherosclerosis. ...Read more