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HAVE HEARTBURN SOB , NAUSEA SOME COLD SWEATS. I HAVE COPD AND LAST EKG SHOWED AN ARTERIAL ABRAIDED BRIDGE .NEW SINCE JULY HAVE MYTRO PROLAPSE ?

HAVE HEARTBURN SOB , NAUSEA SOME COLD SWEATS.  I  HAVE COPD AND LAST EKG SHOWED AN ARTERIAL ABRAIDED BRIDGE .NEW SINCE JULY  HAVE  MYTRO PROLAPSE

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Mitral prolapse: for basically an unknown reason is associated with panic attacks; cannot say in your particular case, but generally, symptoms like yours can be present with mitral valve prolapse (SSRI's are highly effective in that context). ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

I have an irregular heart beat i had a severe COPD attack 2 weeks ago which i eneded up in the hospital.....Yesterday i went to the doctor for a follow up and the doctor noticed that i had a irregular heart beat (as high as 141 bpms) so she ordered a ekg

Caffeine : Caffeine can increase heart rate and blood pressure a bit, but nowhere near as high as you've indicated. A heart rate of 141 and "skipped beats" sounds to me like new onset atrial fibrillation, which in turn could represent a small heart attack or other injury to your heart that happened during your COPD attack. It would be important to have this problem addressed, since atrial fibrillation can cause blood clots to form in the heart and these can then cause strokes. Also, it will be important to evaluate whether in fact you did have a heart attack, because that might predict more in the future. A. Fib can often be eliminated with medications or a procedure called cardioversion. If not, then you should probably be on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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I have COPD and Asthma,I had a ECG done 2 weeks ago and had the results,my left and right atrial are enlarged,I am not on oxygen.Any advice please!

I have COPD and Asthma,I had a ECG done 2 weeks ago and had the results,my left and right atrial are enlarged,I am not on oxygen.Any advice please!

Unusual: It is very unusual,just on the basis of COPD and asthma alone to have both atria to be enlarged unless there is something else like an arrhythmia like Atrial Fibrillation which is not uncommonly associated with chronic lung disease. Other causes like coexisting mitral valve disease would have been identified by the echo ...Read more

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My resting heart rate is in its 80s but am having episodes of it dropping to 46 feel dizzy and it jumps about ECG was ok any clues I've mild COPD ?

My resting heart rate is in its 80s but am having episodes of it dropping to 46 feel dizzy and it jumps about ECG was ok any clues I've mild COPD ?

How do u check pulse: How are you checking your heart rate? It is common for blood pressure meters and heart rate meters to make mistakes when measuring your heart rate. Do you have symptoms when it decreases? If you don't have any symptoms, it is probably not a big deal. I have seen many patients with this issue, and almost always, their heart rate is not really dropping. A holter monitor can prove this. ...Read more

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I hve breathlessness on very mild activity X-ray and pft are normal echo ECG normal, I am worrying for pulmonary fibrosis or COPD can LPR cause breat?

I hve breathlessness on very mild activity X-ray and pft are normal echo ECG normal, I am worrying for pulmonary fibrosis or COPD can LPR cause breat?

Not: If your pft and cxr are normal, COPD and pf have been ruled out. Other tests to consider are: cbc, tsh, and bnp. If all normal, consider a fitness program. Anxiety can also cause marked breathlessness if this applies to you. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why is an EKG important?

Why is an EKG important?

Heart health: Ekg is a measure of the electrical activity of the heart from which experts make deduction about the presence and type of heart disease. Ekg cannot detect all heart diseases and is used along with clinical findings, laboratory tests, and radiologic examinations. ...Read more

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Can EKG detecte bloodclot?

Can EKG detecte bloodclot?

ECG : Ecg shows electrical activity but it doen't show clots. You can interpolate evidence to suggest a pulmonary embolus but not read it directly. ...Read more

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What is t wave in EKG representing?

What is t wave in EKG representing?

Repolarization.: Repolarization(or recovery) of the ventricles.

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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

What is it like to have an echo-cardiogram and an ekg?

Echo/ecg: Both studies are performed with the patient lying on a table. The echo has ecg leads attached to the patient and the echo images are obtained by a probe moved around the chest by a technician. Neither test is uncomfortable or painful. ...Read more

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How to interpret EKG results?

How to interpret EKG results?

Cardiologist: You should have your ECG read by a cardiologist. If the reading is abnormal or there are questions with the interpretation, a consult with a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist may be warranted. ...Read more

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Do urgent care do EKG testing?

Do urgent care do EKG testing?

Qualified yes: They do an ECG or EKG but it may not be a full 12 lead test like the cardiologist would want, but for most purposes good enough. ...Read more

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Is sinus rhythm on an EKG bad?

Is sinus rhythm on an EKG bad?

It's normal: Sinus rhythm is the normal rhythm of the heart. ...Read more

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Would pericarditis show on ekg?

Would pericarditis show on ekg?

Ecg: The ECG findings associated with pericarditis are diffuse st segment elevation in all the leads. It is a usual but not universal finding when pericarditis is present. ...Read more

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Does pericarditis show up in a ekg?

Sometimes: It may sometimes show on ECG depending on how severe. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more