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Doctor insights on: Elevated Heart Enzymes Along With Anemia

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Afraid of having heart attack. Have slightly elevated cholesterol and anemia. I've been eating as well as I can. What are my chances of having one?

Afraid of having heart attack. Have slightly elevated cholesterol and anemia. I've been eating as well as I can. What are my chances of having one?

Well, you are: 20, your risk of heart attack is greater with age. Cholesterol is a risk factor that can be modified, so speak to your doctor if it is a concern. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Symptoms of anemia or more serious heart condition?

Symptoms of anemia or more serious heart condition?

Need clear question: You need to send us a clearer question. Serious heart conditions in 21 year olds are rare but not impossible. Anemia is common in 21 year old females. Please send us more information so that we can give you a better answer. Thanks for using Healthtap ...Read more

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Can anemia cause heart failure?

Yes: Yes severe anemia can cause high output failure. ...Read more

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Does anemia lead to heart disease?

It could in extreme: Cases for prolonged periods of time due to increased heart rate.... High output heart failure but not in most cases. ...Read more

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If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

If anemia (1 1/2 years) is the cause of enlarged heart and anemia is corrected will heart most likely return to normal?

Yes: Why do you ask? Talk about "dangers of an enlarged heart" is mostly sub science. Apart from a few uncommon illnesses in which the heart is big secondary to abnormal shape, big is not dangerous. When I am in athletic training, my own heart becomes noticeably larger and I welcome this. ...Read more

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What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart?

What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart?

Unusual to affect he: Anemia rarely causes any heart damage although the Heart has to work harder in patients who have more than mild Anemia and that too if they have chronic Anemia like in patients with Sickle cell disease or other hemolytic anemias for which there is no cure. Most times this does not mean that the heart is damaged or diseased due to anemia. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a warm feeling and it feels like my heart bears extra beat n my pulse speeds up. Happened after death n family. Hve anemia & bp. Y?

Need for check up: From what you have stated, you have iron deficiency anemia. Despite your claim, you are not likely to be allergic to iron per se. You may not have reacted well to a give preparation. Iron can be given intravenously in one dose to make up for loses. However, there are other issues that require in-person evaluation and it would be prudent to consult your doctor to rule out thyroid or other issues. ...Read more

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If my anemia has gone undiagnosed 2 years or more could irrepairable damage have been done to my oxygen deprived heart muscle?

If my anemia has gone undiagnosed 2 years or more could irrepairable damage have been done to my oxygen deprived heart muscle?

Unlikely: Anemia often produces symptoms before it can cause anyorgan damage. Heart is quite sensitive to low oxygen and will produce symptoms of pain in the chest called angina which comes on physical strain and goes away on rest. Unless you have such symptoms of angina you have not risked your heart for any damage.
What is your hemoglobin(HB) level? If it is >8 grams, you are not going to have any damage. ...Read more

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Which alternative to tea with milk in the morning as I feel pain in my heart after drinking it I was diagnosed as a chronic anemia case?

Which alternative to tea with milk in the morning as I feel pain in my heart after drinking it I was diagnosed as a chronic anemia case?

Reflux: It sounds like you are having gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) which occurs when stomach acid comes back up into your esophagus, burning the lining. You should avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine which can make this worse by lowering the pressure in the valve that prevents reflux. You should be checked for H.pylori which is a bacterium that can cause this. GERD can cause anemia. ...Read more

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How quickly will anemia from low iron damage the heart? Hemoglobin is 9.7, hematocrit 31.3. Normal 11mos ago, but is it too late? 35 yrs old.

You will be fine: You just need to supplement back the iron. This hemoglobin level is low, but I expect you to recover fully. Once you take the iron supplements, check back with your doctor for repeat labs to confirm your good health. Then you will see. You have your young age and relative good health that will help you pull through this time. ...Read more

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I have severe anemia which could be causing my rare heart disease (IST). I have had severe anemia for 2 years or more. When is it life threatening?

I have severe anemia which could be causing my rare heart disease (IST). I have had severe anemia for 2 years or more. When is it life threatening?

Anemia. : Our bodies have mechanisms for oxygen delivery to compensate for progressive anemia. But it's been suggested that below a hemoglobin of 4 that these mechanisms break down. So a hemoglobin below 4 is generally not considered compatible with sustaining life. ...Read more

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I have all the signs of anemia, but I'm worried about my heart palpitations. I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but I'm worried about my heart palpitations. I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis, menstruation , hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia. This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible. This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Depends: If there is another cause for palpitations, then correcting anemia may not relieve you of this. Try getting of the various medications you may be on, other than iron pills, especially benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Does anemia cause irreg hr? My machine gives the irreg hr signal but heart workup was normal. Hemo in canada val is 116 and iron is 8. Tibc high RDW HGH MCV low. I'm worried. More tests being done.

Does anemia cause irreg hr? My machine gives the irreg hr signal but heart workup was normal. Hemo in canada val is 116 and iron is 8. Tibc high RDW HGH MCV low. I'm worried. More tests being done.

No: Anemia does not cause irregular rhythm. Your heart w/u can be normal and you can still have extra beats which are present to some degree in all normal people. You have iron deficiency anemia which is due to blood loss and, in your age group. Most likely a result of menstruation. Take iron supplements. ...Read more

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The physiological murmur in sickle cell anemia best heard in which area of the heart? Thanks

LLSB: Commonly in the left lower sternal border, but it an be heard in other places depending on differences in heart anatomy. ...Read more

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What's the link between anemia and left arm pain, also being anemic is there any threaten to my cvs &heart? I'm afraid

Mimics heart symptom: When the heart does not get enough oxygen discomfort can be felt in either arm because of nerves connecting to the heart that join up with nerves connecting to the arm in the spinal cord. . Anemia is one common cause of reduced oxygen supply to the heart which then leads to symptoms that mimic heart disease. If your heart is otherwise healthy, no special cause for alarm. ...Read more

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If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

If one has anemia & a symptomatic aortic stenosis is it safe to continue exercise if you feel out of breathe? Will it cause any stress on the heart?

Aortic Stenosis: With or without anemia aortic stenosis is bad and if it is truly symptomatic should be treated. Anemia should be evaluated. If your usual level of exercise is causing symptoms see a cardiologist. You need an operation! ...Read more

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My toes are cold and my feet are kind of pale. Is this a problem? I don't have anemia or heart problems.

My toes are cold and my feet are kind of pale. Is this a problem? I don't have anemia or heart problems.

Common disorder: You may have reynauds which makes feet or hands cold and discolored. Would get it checked to make sure but many people have it even someone in my family. ...Read more

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Iron level 9, diagnosed with anemia. I have a rapid heart rate that goes to 180 when walking at a 3mph on the treadmill, is this part of my anemia?

Iron level 9, diagnosed with anemia. I have a rapid heart rate that goes to 180 when walking at a 3mph on the treadmill, is this part of my anemia?

Perhaps partially: While anemia can cause some level of tachycardia (fast heart beat), 180 is very rapid, and I would suggest further evaluation by a cardiologist if your heart rate is anywhere near this fast while at rest. If you just started exercising, this heart rate doesn't stay this elevated long and your heart is not used to this level of activity, it should start to decrease as you maintain regular exercise. ...Read more

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Had period for about 35 days. Now I feel a little dizzy, my heart rate has gone from 85 to 105. I feel tired and irritated easily. Could I have anemia?

It certainly sounds: Like a possibility. In addition, it is not normal to have vaginal bleeding for this extended amount of time. You need to be checked out by an OB/GYN health care provider and determine if you are anemic and why you were bleeding for so long. Don't delay. Make an appointment today. ...Read more

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Do palpitations from iron deficiency anemia mean that some damage was already done to my heart?

Do palpitations from iron deficiency anemia mean that some damage was already done to my heart?

No: Iron deficiency should cause your heart to beat harder but still regularly. Real palpitations usualy mean irregular heartbeat. This is usually trivial and your physician can figure this out. Iron deficiency is very serious and you must find the cause and address it. However, you can expect to recover if you comply. Best wishes ...Read more

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Last day of period, being iron deficient anemia, will it cause lightheadedness, lower body temp, and slower heart rate?

No: Your period could make you dehydrated if it was heavy and you didn't replace the lost fluid. This can make you lightheaded. Neither that nor iron deficiency anemia will affect your temperature. If they had any effect on your heart rate, they would increase it. ...Read more

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Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime. How long it takes to recover? Can I live longer after cancer treatment?

Can anemia due to colon cancer cause fast heart beat sometime. How long it takes to recover? Can I live longer after cancer treatment?

Yes Anemia does: Low hemoglobin(hb), commonly called anemia, does increase the heart rate. Mild anemia(hb of 10 gm) causes modest increase but more severe anemia(hb of. ...Read more

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My wife had fetal heart 9 th week .she suffer from anemia and panic attack and I ve got 0% sperm morphology do you think this are reason for mc?

My wife had fetal heart 9 th week .she suffer from anemia and panic attack and I ve got 0% sperm morphology do you think this are reason for mc?

0 sperm=0 pregnancy: Pseudo pregnancy not uncommon, especially in women prone to anxiety or panic attacks. However, there is zero chance of her being pregnant, with proven fetal heart by maternal/fetal ultrasound, by you if U have zero sperm count ...Read more

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I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease... I can't breathe when I run not athma... My heart hurts. Anemia blood pulls in leg?

I believe I have a rare disorder pulmanary hypertension venous disease... I can't breathe when I run not athma... My heart hurts. Anemia blood pulls in leg?

You might: Do you think you have primary idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, or pulmonary veno-occlusive disease? Neither is a simple, curable disease but a competent pulmonologist or invasive radiologist / cardiologist can make the call easily. Unexplained shortness of breath always needs a workup. Look for the easy-to-treat causes first. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more