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Enlarged Heart Causes Athletes
Strctural heart dis: Sudden cardiac arrest is usually due to conduction disease or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Pete maravich died of coronary artery disease during a pick up game. It turns out he only had 1 coronary artery. It is the main reason athletes at all levels have preliminary cardiac clearence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia(fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?
Many possibilites: Palpitations is a common symptom but unfortunately the diagnosis is challenging. Alot of things can cause it. It can be something simple as a anxiety, or something much broader like abnormal heart rhythms. Some abnormal heart rhythms are quite benign, some are quite serious. So it's tough to say whats causing your palpitations without a thorough evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
What causes an enlarged heart? What causes an enlarged heart, and why are people with enlarged heart more at risk with their health?
Many possibilities: Whenever the heart isn't functioning at full capacity, whether due to a bad valve, weakened muscle, scar from heart attack, prolonged and abnormal rhythms, etc, it enlarges to try to compensate for his incapacity. Other things being equal, the larger the heart, the shorter the life expectancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Anything from an extra cup of coffee, to an odd mitral valve (mine makes my heart go off like an alarm clock if i forget to exercise) to the quivering death throes of a heart in massive heart attack. Whole books are written; thankfully we can do a lot more today for hearts that beat in odd ways. ...Read more
Small left sided heart with abnormal septal motion in ventricle EF 60-65% heart is normal including thickness. Possible pulmonary hypertension cause?
MRI: If you have severe pulmonary hypertension, you may have Primary Pulmonary Hypertension. This is potentially a serious diagnosis. Intracardiac and intrapulmonary shunting must be ruled out. A cardiac MRI and nuclear shunt test can make this determination. These tests are likely only available at a major referral center - London. Good luck. ...Read more
High flow: Yes, this is common. Thyrotoxicosis increases cardiac output and the increased flow of blood can often create a "flow murmur". Although your doctor may want to do an echo to check it out, a flow murmur from hyperthyroidism is benign and usually goes away with treatment of the thyroid. ...Read more
There are multiple: Heart rate usually increases in response to increased demands such as exercise. It may also increase in response to decreased heart function where the higher rate makes up for less blood pumped with each beat. Other diseases, such as hyperthyroidism, can cause an increased heart rate. Fast rhythms can also originate from abnormalities within the heart's electrical system. ...Read more
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more
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