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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 an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...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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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

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Can brain aneurysm or even heart aneurysms cause heart palpitations,?

Can brain aneurysm or even heart aneurysms cause heart palpitations,?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...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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Heart attack, brain aneurysm or anxiety attack, how can I tell the difference?

Symptoms: Sometimes it is hard to differentiate between a heart attack and and anxiety attack because of overlapping symptoms of chest pain/difficulty breathing. However, a brain aneurysm rupture is hard to miss. The typical symptom is the sudden onset of the "worst headache of one's life". The pain is excrutiating and often produces coma. Neurosurgical attention is needed immediately. ...Read more

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If an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery, can it cause an aneurysm?

If an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery, can it cause an aneurysm?

No: It doesn't stop in the carotid (which is a large artery). It keeps right on moving until it comes to a vessel that's too small for passage and then it becomes lodged there and obstructs circulation. Since the carotids supply the brain, these emboli cause strokes. ...Read more

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As soon as an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery can it cause an aneurysm?

As soon as an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery can it cause an aneurysm?

Blockage: Usually an embolus from the heart to the carotids causes obstruction of blood flow either in the carotid artery or other blood vessels feeding the brain. An aneurysm can occur without blockage or embolus and is usually related to an abnormality in the wall of the blood vessel. ...Read more

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Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high? What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

Can a cardiac aneurysm cause a ddimer to be high?
What type of test can determine if I have a blood clot in heart?

A blood clot in the: heart chambers initially should be tested with an Echocardiogram. Information needed: does patient have atrial fibriillation? On anticoagulation? What are the symptoms? ...Read more

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Yearly echos to check heart. Have a pfo with atrial septal aneurysm. EA ratio was 1.01 on paper, normal range says (1.1-2.1). Dr didn't mention. Bad?

Yearly echos to check heart. Have a pfo with atrial septal aneurysm. EA ratio was 1.01 on paper, normal range says (1.1-2.1). Dr didn't mention. Bad?

Echocardiogram: E to A ratio on an echocardiogram measures diastolic function and your reading is borderline and, in my opinion, is not hemodynamically significant for diastolic dysfunction. Ask your cardiologist, who knows all your findings, if he/she agrees. ...Read more

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Female, 52, w/pvc's Had a stress echo done yesterday and found an aneurysm between the upper chambers of the heart, no hole. Reason for concern?

Female, 52, w/pvc's   Had a stress echo done yesterday and found an aneurysm between the upper chambers of the heart, no hole.  Reason for concern?

Some, yes.: An atrial septal aneurism is a bulging and weakening of the muscular wall between the right & left atria. Few patients have complications. Rarely, blood clots can form around the aneurism and very rarely rupture can occur. The risk of complications is reduced by judicious use of blood thinners, control of rhythm abnormalities and blood pressure, and maintaining a heart healthy diet & life style. ...Read more