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Chest compressions and stents?

Chest compressions and stents?

Yes: Yes, but only if necessary for resuscitation after cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Ecg , cardiac echo, heart enzyme , chest ct, cardiac angio ct, all ok.Still resting heart pulse 53-62.Increase when move.Exclude cardiac issue?

Normal : Low heart rates w/out symptoms can be nl in healthy active individuals. The fact that ur hr increases w/ movement is helpful and points towards normalcy. ...Read more

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Can chest compressions on a beating heart damage the heart?

Can  chest compressions on a beating heart damage the heart?

CPR: Depends how hard the compressions are. Usually this is done on an emergency basis when there is no pulse (no beating heart) and the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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Hollow chest cavity , racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

Hollow chest cavity , racing heart rate, murmur. Related?

Maybe: Pectus excavatum is more common in folks with marfan-like illness, who in turn are more likely to have "barlow" degenerative mitral valve disease which in turn predisposes a person to supraventricular tachycardia. Your physician may give you an rx, but ask also about getting into really good aerobic shape to manage the svt -- generally this works great and may keep you off meds. ...Read more

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Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

Esophageal. Spasm, heart attack or angina?

May be hard to tell: If the chest pain is caused by swallowing, especially something very hot or very cold, then most likely esophageal spasm. If the chest pain is caused by exertion, then most likely angina or heart attack. ...Read more

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Chest pain ongoing. Goes into left arm. Sometimes neck feels burning. Most tests ok. ECG, treadmil, MRI, echo. On propanolol for tachy heart.

Chest pain ongoing. Goes into left arm. Sometimes neck feels burning. Most tests ok. ECG, treadmil, MRI, echo. On propanolol for tachy heart.

Chest pain: Sounds like you have had a pretty thorough cardiac evaluation. If these tests are normal, your symptoms are not coming from your heart and you should be reassured. There are numerous other potential causes like inflammation, reflux disease or anxiety. ...Read more

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What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial contusion is a potentially serious condition of direct trauma and bruising of the heart muscle. Flail chest is a serious problem of multiple rib fractures in several locations on one side of the chest resulting in the lung to not expand correctly. ...Read more

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When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the heart muscle, or when a plaque ruptures and a blood clot repeatedly forms with resulting blockage of blood flow, then an artery needs to be stented, or bypassed. ...Read more

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Chest pain behind sternum . Ecg heart enz echo cardiac ok.Dr say reflux with allergy. Should i worry about heart?Normal blood pressure and heart rate

Chest pain behind sternum . Ecg heart enz echo cardiac ok.Dr say reflux with allergy. Should i worry about heart?Normal blood  pressure and heart rate

Don't give up: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek additional help. ...Read more

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Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestants etc ...Read more

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Would ECG pick up coronary heart disease?

It may: Yes, it may, but often times when it's quiescent, it may not be evident on plain ECG and requires stress ECG commonly known as cardiac stress test. ...Read more

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Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

Do heart bypass surgeries require cracking the chest open?

No: Minimally invasive cardiac surgery has been around for more than 20 years. This can be done thorascopically, or with a minimal chest incision. ...Read more

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Why everytime im upsit my chest hurting? It was a werd chest pain, recently i undergo a stent in my heart? I am heavy smoker and i try to stop?

Angina: People who have coronary artery disease (blocked arteries in heart) often get chest pain with physical activity or emotional upset. This is called angina. The symptom you are feeling could definitely be coming from a blocked heart artery. You need to do 2 things: 1) tell your heart doctor about your symptoms. 2) quit smoking, or you will definitely be back for more stents, or worse. Good luck. ...Read more