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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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Can I take the day after pill today even though Im going to have an EPS-heart study done in 2 weeks?

Can I take the day after pill today even though Im going to have an EPS-heart study done in 2 weeks?

Yes: Use over the counter Plan B if intercourse was within 72 hours to decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. If you are dealing with a cardiac issue then it is important to avoid getting pregnant until you are medically cleared to do so. Start birth control and use condoms. ...Read more

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What do you call a doctor who studies human hearts?

What do you call a doctor who studies human hearts?

Cardiologist: cardiac surgeons also study human hearts. and many internists and family medicine doctors treat general heart problems. ...Read more

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Before 6 years i made electro fisiology study on my heart now again I have tahicardya for 140 BPM is there any chance this could happen again?

Before 6 years i made electro fisiology study on my heart now again I have tahicardya for 140 BPM is there any chance this could happen again?

yes: Recurrence is common - occurs in 30-50% after a single ablation, over time. If your hr is persisting at 140, you should seek immediate care. If it resolved on it own, you could wait to see if it recurs since it took 6 years before this happened after your first ablation (if i'm understanding you correctly). Many people can be successfully treated with simple meds after an ablation to stay normal. ...Read more

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What are the risks of ep study on heart?

What are the risks of ep study on heart?

Risks are low: I perform ep studies and they are generally safe. The most common risk is local bleeding as the doctors will need to access the vein in your groin (femoral vein) in order to place the catheters within your heart. The bleeding is usually very minimal and not dangerous. Serious complications such as infection, internal bleeding, heart attack, heart block needing pacemaker, or stroke are. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why in some heart disease studies are more women included in men?

Could you tell me why in some heart disease studies are more women included in men?

Study site: Typically, the location, or setting of the study will have a higher population of willing participants of a certain gender, that will participate. Some studies are specifically targeted toward evaluating disease in women, or the specific disease may be more common in women. Studies from Veteran's Administration, may be more men. Women often live longer on average. ...Read more

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I was reading new studies on pvcs that.Suggest that pvcs are not harmless and increase mortality with healthy hearts. Has anyone else? Thoughts?

I was reading new studies on pvcs that.Suggest that pvcs are not harmless and increase mortality with healthy hearts. Has anyone else? Thoughts?

I Have Some: Ht gives me 400 characters for something needing 400 minutes. That said, in patients with exceptionally high numbers of pvcs (more than 20, 000/day generally) there is a small chance (<= 7%) that heart dysfunction will develop over time. Low levels of pvcs do not appear to be harmful. ...Read more

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Went to a place to study. Once there, ive noticed people dancing with music. Felt weird and heart skipped for 10 minutes. Can this be anxiety? i worry

Went to a place to study. Once there, ive noticed people dancing with music. Felt weird and heart skipped for 10 minutes. Can this be anxiety? i worry

Can not answer: It sounds as though you picked the wrong place to study. Were there actually people dancing to music there or did you just imagine this? Without knowing the circumstances, it's hard to answer your question. ...Read more