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Enough Heart Problem
I get a lot of heart thumps or skipped beats but electro is normal. Is this test enough to rule out heart problem?
Rate, Rhythm: Pump function. Rapid or slow heart rates can cause thumping to passing out, irregular heart beats can be signs and skipped beat or extra beats can be dangerous. But the heart is a pump, if it does not push sufficiently, organs are not perfused. Back leads to breathing and swollen ankles. ...Read more
These are common symptoms of heart disease in adults
1chest pain on exertion or rest
2shortness of breath on exertion or reasy
3 easily fatiguability
4edema swelling of legs
5cyanosis, blue discoloration of lips and nails
6squating in children with congenital heart disease
7 irregular heart beat
8fast heart beat
weakness or dizziness
9 nasea oe sweating
many heart diseases/different symp. ...Read more
Depends: Heart problems can manifest in many ways, depending on the type of problem and age of the child. Infants may turn blue or have a hard time eating. Older children may have decreasing exercise ability. There are too many other symptoms to list. Please see a physician if you are worried your child has a heart condition. ...Read more
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If you have any questions, you should discuss with your pcp. It is dangerous for you to try to define the answer without professional help.
If in doubt, do not procrastinate. ...Read more
TNTC: The medicines are too numerous to count and which one is right for you depends on the exact problem you have. ...Read more
Exercise prescriptio: Exercise is typically safe for people with heart disease if it is done in a cautious and judicious manner. If there has been recent open-heart surgery or heart stents, cardiac rehab is a good place to start. Some conditions make exercise challenging, and it would help to speak to your cardiologist and ask for an exercise prescription. ...Read more
Heart: It is not uncommon depending on the cause of the original problem and your current therapy. ...Read more
That depends.: That depends on the type and severity of the heart problem. There is no one answer that fits all scenarios. ...Read more
Aortic Stenosis: AS is a narrowing of the outflow tract of the heart's main pump. Such can cause the heart muscle to enlarge (groq ticker) Since there is a limited size of the arteries feeding the heart, a problem develops; heart failure. If the problem is sever an aortic valve replacement is considered. You should ask your doctor to make an assessment. ...Read more
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Should not.: Your skin is a remarkably good electrical insulator at "low" voltages & pwr (i.e., less than 60V / 60 J), not to mention the other insulation applied to most industrial motors. It's unlikely any current will get through to your heart or cause any physical problems. Now, the gravity-defying aspect of a swing is another matter... if you have fear of heights, it'll get your heart pounding. ...Read more
Cardiologist: The cardiologist will do a history and physical examination and may suggest tests as they seem indicated by your condition. Testing often includes ecg, chest xray, echocardiography and sometimes treadmill testing, holter monitoring or various other studies depending on your complaints and physical findings. Be sure to ask your dr. To explain your condition and what is going on. ...Read more
Hrt Dis./exercise: Your doctor will be able to assess your exercise tolerance. No doubt a limitation of level of exercise will be recommended. In severe heart disease you may not be able to tolerate much exercise. Walking a half hour per day is excellent exercise generally. ...Read more
60yr person has normal 100/70 BP but occasionally shot up to 160/110+ range even when relax. Dr found no evidence of kidny/heart problem. What is it?
Uncommon causes: This merits a careful cardiovascular consultation, including routine and special blood and urine testing to look for uncommon neuroendocrine causes of hypertension. In addition, blood pressure should be checked sitting and standing daily to document the blood pressure pattern. ...Read more
When young people die suddenly, people say it was a problem with their heart. How can a person be assured they don't have an undiagnosed heart problem?
See doctor: If you have a family history of sudden death, you may wish to see your doctor for a check up. ...Read more