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Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Define non reversible (fixed) defects in hearts?

Reversible: We use the terminology with respect to nuclear perfusion images of the heart muscle. When there is an image defect that does not fill in on follow up imaging, we call this nonreversible or fixed. It usually suggests scar of the myocardium rather than temporary decrease in blood flow to the area. ...Read more

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My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

My hearts having little sharp pains? Am I dying?

Dying...no: You are not dying but your question conveys a level of concern that requires an evaluation with your physician. ...Read more

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How is heart work?

How is heart work?

The heart is a pump.: Two pumps, really. One to the lungs, one to the whole body. The pump squeezes the blood. Valves make sure it goes the right direction. The energy of the heart squeezing turns into the energy of the blood moving. ...Read more

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How to heal a heart?

How to heal a heart?

?: A broken heart? Only time can heal a broken heart. ...Read more

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Why my heart go so fast?

Why my heart go so fast?

Not enough info.: Are you at rest or exerting yourself? How rapid is your heart rate? Do you have symptoms corresponding to this- chest pain, palpitations, etc.? How is your health in general? Are you taking medications that could impact heart rate? Is this something that is occurring acutely or a chronic condition? Don't have enough info to tell you. ...Read more

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I feel hert under my heart?

I feel hert under my heart?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Can your heart have spasms?

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Can your heart have spasms?

Not really: The heart muscle contracts rhythmically, which is how it pumps; you can consider these spasms, I suppose, but a true uncontrolled spasm would be fairly instant death due to loss of blood supply. The coronary arteries can have spasms that will manifest as chest pain, aka prinzmetal angina. ...Read more

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Poking feeling in my heart?

Poking feeling in my heart?

Hard to know: Poking sensation in heart does not sound worrisome for heart disease especially in 35 yo female. Benign nature would be supported by lack of exertional symptoms and negative family hx of structural disease. Would be worthwhile to have ekg and a good listen to ensure nothing is amiss, but at end of day, this sounds to be more musculoskeletal or perhaps esophageal. ...Read more

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What is a pci on the heart?

What is a pci on the heart?

PCI: Percutanous intervention. This is a procedure where a catheter is place in an artery and run up to the heart where the cardiologist balloons or stents the artery open. ...Read more

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What causes a heart illness?

What causes a heart illness?

Heart disease: Many causes, metabolic, inherited, infectious, degenerative, inflammatory, atherosclerotic, toxic, and others ...Read more

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How to control heart attact?

How to control heart attact?

Call 911 &: Chew an Aspirin as immediate medical attention yields best results. ...Read more

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Is my heart working properly?

Is my heart working properly?

Heart: In young people if there are no symptoms then we would assume their heart is working properly. If someone has a family history of death at younger age then they should review with their family doctor. ...Read more

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What are signs of a bad heart?

What are signs of a bad heart?

Bad heart?: Not sure what you mean by bad heart. Main symptoms with heart failure, i.e. Weak heart is shortness of breath, swelling ; fatigue. In general, heart disease may cause a variety of symptoms such as above, or chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, etc. Heart disease may not cause much symptoms at all until more advanced. Individuals at risk should be evaluated and managed to prevent heart disease. ...Read more

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What do I do in a heart atack?

What do I do in a heart atack?

Quick action: If someone believes they may be having a heart attack, the steps involve immediately calling 911 and informing them that someone is having a heart attack and that an ambulance is needed, then chewing a regular sized Aspirin (325mg or similar such as 4 baby sized aspirin). If the person becomes unconscious, they need to be supported with CPR techniques until the paramedics arrive. ...Read more

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I have heart pains, what to do?

I have heart pains, what to do?

Heart pains: All pains in the chest are not from the heart. We can't tell out here whether you really have cardiac pain. To find out you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Why are nuts good for my heart?

Why are nuts good for my heart?

Not all are: Some nuts are beneficial (e.g. Walnuts & almonds) while others are not (e.g. Macadamia). There many on line nutritional resources that can provide a wealth of information on this. ...Read more

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Is heart factors plus any good?

Is heart factors plus any good?

Heart factors plus: It is likely very good for those selling it. Whether it will produce any benefits to those buying it is without solid clinical evidence. ...Read more

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What causes a hole in the heart?

What causes a hole in the heart?

Septal defect: Fetal blood circulation requires a connection between the two sides of the heart. Normally, this closes during birth, but occasionally a communication remains after birth. ...Read more

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Potassiumm is bad for the heart?

Potassiumm is bad for the heart?

Potassium: Potassium levels in the blood should be with normal limits for the heart. High or low potassium can cause rhythm problems with the heart which could be dangerous. ...Read more

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What causes the heart to enlarge?

What causes the heart to enlarge?

Many causes: All very fit athletes have big hearts, which is good, and all fat people have bit hearts which lets them carry the extra weight. The heart bulks like a bodybuidler's biceps when worked extra hard. High blood pressure and anemia are easy to understand, some hearts are malformed with dangerous enlargement as bumps in bad places. Many others. Clinical correlation required! ...Read more

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What foods are good for my heart?

What foods are good for my heart?

Big topic: This is a big topic and hard to answer in this small space. I will refer you to a useful handout (http://www. Med. Umich. Edu/1libr/aha/umhearthealthyeating. Pdf) but need you to recognize that you might need advice that is more culturally relevant to where you're from, and you might be better off talking to a nutritionist where you're from. ...Read more

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I keep getting pains on my heart?

I keep getting pains on my heart?

Chest, not heart?: Presumably you are having chest discomfort, which may or may not be cardiac in origin. Chest pain can indeed be cardiac, but chest wall (musculoskeletal), gastrointestinal, pulmonary, or other causes. Any chest discomfort warrants evaluation since the underlying cause may indeed be serious. Talk to your doctor for the appropriate studies. ...Read more

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I feel like my heart skipped a beat?

Palpitation: An occasional skipped beat can be normal, as in athletes. If there are more than a few beats per minute a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. Also if you have any sense of dizziness associated with the skipped beats. Though the condition may be intermittent, still a doctor visit would be the best plan ...Read more

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What is hokem's disease of the heart?

HOCM: I believe you are describing hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The abbreviation, hocm, is sometimes spoken like "hokem". In this condition the septum, a portion of the ventricle or pumping chamber of the heart, becomes abnormally thick and blood flow out of the heart is obstructed. This can cause shortness of breath or even fainting. ...Read more

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Could a person die of a broken heart?

Could a person die of a broken heart?

Rarely: In fact, there is a "broken heart syndrome" called Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in which there is a weakening of the heart function usually in relation to stress. This is an unusual phenomenon and often the heart muscle weakness resolves. There can be symptoms like chest discomfort and shortness of breath, changes on the ECG and the heart itself can look like a balloon. ...Read more