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Enlarged Heart Related To Seizures
Intermittent cardiac arrhythmia found during carotid cta 3 yrs ago. Experiencing seizures w/heart rate spikes could arrhythmia contribute to this?
Panic Attacks: Panic attacks do not cause cardiac enlargement. ...Read more
Depends...: There are heart rhythmn disorders that do not begin with an elevated heart rate. Not all cardiac arrhythmias are due to an elevated heart rate. There are rhythmn disorders that have a normal heart rate or even a slow heart rate. A normal or slow heart rate does not rule put an arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cause of death: Brain swelling (edema) will eventually cause the brain to herniate through one of the layers of protective scaffolding. This usually leads to wild fluctuations in blood pressure and rapidly to respiratory and cardiac arrest. However, the cause of death is the cause of the brian edema, not the cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety attacks that cause pounding heart and palpitations cause damage to the heart and lead to heart failure since they are intense?
Not immediately: Also, mot in the near future, but it does take a toll on your entire body including cardiovascular health. It's a good reason to find a good CBT therapist and learn how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. So, don't add another cause for anxiety - instead start to correct the problem. Life will be better overall. ...Read more
As codeine can cause respiratory depression, can it also cause right atrial enlargement or abnormal ECG findings?
Codeine: Very unlikely codeine would cause such cardiac issues. Overdose might result in secondary cardiac issues, but these would likely be acute. Right atrial enlargement takes more time to develop. "ECG findings" is pretty vague. At your age, if you have such cardiac issues, it is critical to be seen by a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lvh, distended atrium and atrial fibrillation be related to mitochondrial disfunction? (also diagnosis with mitochondrial myopathy re motor issues).
Yes: But as part of patho- mechanism or disease process -- and not the cause. ...Read more
Yes: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart, most commonly the heart valves. Early cardiac findings of acute rheumatic fever include mitral insufficiency and aortic insufficiency. Long-term consequences of rheumatic heart disease include the development mitral stenosis and/or aortic stenosis. The tricuspid and pulmonary valves can also be affected. ...Read more
Can anxiety and high stress causes the heart to seem to pause or skip beats? PCP says heart is fine, just nerves causing this.
Vaso vagal syncope : Not really . Actually most ppl with this condition have structurally normal cardiac function that is not harmed by this condition. ...Read more
Are there neurological conditions that can cause nightly episoduc sinus tachycardia up to 180 bpm?
Absolutely, such as: bad dreams; fears avoided hidden within instead of confronted. Heart rate is split-second controlled from brain 24/7. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, a common self-distraction maneuver some use to avoid facing larger fears is: focus on body reaction(s) as if they are the problem when actually just body expressions/symptoms of emotions within mind. Read Flanders Dunbar & Gavin de Becker ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can congenital heart disease and impending heart attacks cause excessive sweating, esp. On the forehead?
Adrenaline: Anytime the heart is not functioning normally, the body can react by having excessive responses from the nervous and endocrine systems. As a result, faster heart rates, changes in blood pressure and sweating can occur, common to the classic fight-or-flight response. Excessive sweating for no apparent reason can be a red flag to warn about a heart attack even before any chest pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med side-effect: The most common reason for palpitations with asthma is increased heart stimulation by excessive use of bronchodilators like albuterol or theophylline. People with asthma often rely more on these reliever drugs than they should. Routine use of controller medications does not cause palpitations reducing the need to use reliever drugs. Palpitations can also occur from lack of oxygen in severe asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can arrhythmia or tachycardia caused by a panic/anxiety attack lead to cardiac arrest or cardiac event if so what age gender and race is more at risk?
Not usually. : Typically stress/anxiety causes the heart to race by activating the "adrenaline" part of the nervous system. Only in rare conditions like long qt syndrome does this cause serious arrhythmias. Since you smoke your risk of heart artery blockage is greater than that for a non-smoker. ...Read more
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