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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
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as 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 for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeing pulmonarologist tomorrow for sob. Chest x-ray, EKG and blood work all normal. Could it be asthma, COPD or emphysema? Gp said lungs sound clear
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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