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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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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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What is a heart aneurysm and how do I know i I have it?

What is a heart aneurysm and how do I know i I have it?

Complication: Ventricular-heart aneurysms follow heart damage and dilation of the damaged wall. Echo, or cath or some imaging is the usuall defining test. One may have it and not know it = asymptomatic for periods of time, then symptoms may occur. ...Read more

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Chances of surviving a heart aneurism? If an otherwise healthy woman in her 50's suffers a heart aneurysm, what are the odds of survival?

Chances of surviving a heart aneurism? If an otherwise healthy woman in her 50's suffers a heart aneurysm, what are the odds of survival?

Acute or chronic? : Chronic left ventricular aneurysms don't rupture and prognosis is dictated by the overall condition of the heart and its arteries. An aneurysm that occurs in the setting an acute myocardial infarction is a higher risk entity. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysm of the heart or an emlolism? My grandmother died yesterday because of this and wanted to know more about this condition please

What is an aneurysm of the heart or an emlolism? My grandmother died yesterday because of this and wanted to know more about this condition please

Dilation: Aneurysm is an expanded blood vessel or expansion of the heart. Ventricular aneurysm follows heart attack and may fill with clot. If the clot escapes it can migrate- embolize to areas in the arterial circulation. ...Read more

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What to do if my brother had heart surgery 6 days ago for aneurysm, his aorta was about to burst and repaired yet however tp?

Aneurysm: Make sure your blood pressure is kept normal and be sure your doctor knows about aneurysm in your family so you can be observed to rule it out in you also. ...Read more

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Okay but so worried my grandpa has congestive heart failure & an aneurysm in his stomach. Will he die?

Okay but so worried my grandpa has congestive heart failure & an aneurysm in his stomach. Will he die?

Someday: CHF implies he has a damaged heart and an aortic aneurysm has risk of rupture. However, it depends on how he is doing despite these diseases and what other conditions he has. His doctors will advise on course of treatment. Everybody dies someday no matter how healthy they've been. My advice is to make every day count with your loved ones, even those in perfect health. ...Read more

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Ok, is it possible to engage in vigorous physical activity with bad heart valve and or aortic aneurysm without experiencing symptoms?

Ok, is it possible to engage in vigorous physical activity with bad heart valve and or aortic aneurysm without experiencing symptoms?

Not likely: The cardiac valve problem, especially aortic or mitral, will cause shortness of breath issues which would make it unlikely to continue what your were doing. The aortic aneurysm would have little to no symptoms with activity. Doesn't mean that the aneurysm can't rupture, in which case your symptoms would be pain and likely death. Very unlikely to happen unless the aneurysm is greater than 5 cm. ...Read more

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Atrial septal aneurysm cause enlarged heart?

Atrial septal aneurysm cause enlarged heart?

atrial septal aneury: Usually doesn't cause enlarged heart unless associated with another cardiac abnormality like atrial septal defect. ...Read more