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Fast Acronym Stroke
What is MPV?: I have checked a dictionary for acronyms and cannot find this one. Am pretty sure you don't mean "Muslims for Progressive Values" (one of the ones I found). The only medical term I know for MPV is "mean platelet volume" which is term found on complete blood counts. Please clarify. ...Read more
Is a stroke like a heart attack?So strokes have fast heart beats or does your heart rate stay the same?
Similar yet differen: Both result in injury due to decreased oxygen &/or blood supply to tissues. Stroke can b due 2 blood clot or bleeding; mi from blood clot or spasm of arteries to heart. Area of brain or heart affected will determine if heart increases or decreases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm wondering why are congestive heart failure (chf) and acute myocardial infarction (ami) core measures?
Pat.With dm and ht present with ischemic cva(> 1/3 MCA distribution) ECG show af. When we start anticoagulant?
Possibly normal: Well conditioned athletes will have slow heart rates at rest. Other causes could be genetic conditions, medications, and some heart diseases or infections. See your primary physician to get the work up started with a thorough history and physical examination. Call 911 if you have severe dizziness, passing out, chest pain, or weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a complex question. It depends on what percent of is already showing signs of infarction (dead brain) rather than just ischemia (brain at risk).... When we see > 1/3 of territory abnormal on initial ct scan, it is a contraindication for tpa (alteplase). It also depends on how long the symptoms have been occurring. But to answer your question, theoretically all could potentially benefit. ...Read more
66yr/ m congestive heart failure, stroke, pulmonary embolism, then 2nd massive hemorrhagic stroke, surgery to repair, fell into coma. prognosis?
SMC / ANALYSIS OF A 48 HOUR HOLTER SCAN FOR "RACING HEARTBEAT": Underlying
rhythm is sinus. Heart rates range from 69 BPM (asleep) to 173 bpm(unknown?
More info....: The heart rate of 173 bpm is fast and meets the definition of tachycardia. The next question is what was the rhythm when your your rate was 173? So, to make this diagnosis and then decide on treatment based on this diagnosis, you need to see a cardiologist. The cardiologist can look at your monitor results and decide on what to do from here. Good luck!!!! ...Read more
Racing heart( 160) sweaty palms, shaking. Panic attack or SVT? ER doc said EKG strip showed Sinus Tachy not SVT, even at that high of rate
Depends: It could be nothing serious, or it could be an arrythmia where your heart is not beating as it should and not delivering enough oxygen to your brain and the rest of your body. At any rate you should visit your doctor so the appropriate tests can be done to figure it out for you. If you feel dizzy or fain you should go to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Low, but: Even if your cholesterol and triglycerides are normal that can't ensure you won't have a heart attack. Your family history, smoking and other factors can all contribute to cardiovascular risk. Almost half of all initial signs of heart disease can be sudden cardiac arrest. The best thing to do is control what risk factors you can - blood pressure, lipids and diet as well as exercise. ...Read more
Depends: It depends what you are doing. At rest a slow heart can simply reflect good physical fitness. A fast heart at rest may signifysome underlying rhythm abnormality like atrial fibrillation. However, during exercise a slow heart rate may reflect pathologic chronotrpic incompetance while a fast heart rate is a normal, healthy response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What arrhythmias are associated with an early first beat, erratic beats, tachycardia, dizziness,sob,chest pains, pounding hb, near syncope? Dangerous?
Worrisome....: The symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and near syncope are worrisome. Many arrhythmias can cause the symptoms you describe. The best way to diagnose an arrhythmia is with a Holter monitor, which will record your heart continuously for the time prescribed. See your doctor or, if your symptoms are severe, go to the ER for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more