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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
Can chronic nausea come from my restrictive cardiomyopathy ( heart biopsy found this I have sarcoidosis)?
Ok, heart cath, kidney biopsy, thyroid test, liver test, chest X-ray and hormone tests all came back normal. I still have severe pitting edema, why? Help
Try these: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, lipedema, renal disease and calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, amlodipine, verapamil and their cousins). Those will catch most of it if all those tests are normal. And i'm assuming here it's on both sides, not just one leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What LOCAL anesthetic agent/medicine is safest for Long QT heart patient? Neck (thyroid) biopsy coming up, local anesth. will need to be used.
Lidocaine should be: fine in the very small amount utilized. If absolutely necessary Lidocaine with Epinephrine could be utilized but is probably unnecessary. If you are extremely worried it could probably be done nearly painlessly with a skinny needle and no anesthetic. Your own anxiety and intrinsic catecholamine release is probably of greater risk than anything else. Mild sedation might be in order. ...Read more
Have sarcoidosis & restrictive cardiomyopathy found biopsy of heart recently developed arrhythmias, does this mean I may need implantable defibrillator? (Also recent dx bronchitis sinus infection too on antibiotics cough med..
Defibrillator: Indications for Defibrillator include: Cardiac arrest for V-tach or V-fib, Documented episodes of sustained V-tach or V-fib with hemodynamic instability, Ventricular arrythmias not responding to medications, Recurrent passing out do to arrythmias. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small amount of extra fluid around my heart. Get it checked every 6 months. Too little for biopsy. Shoul I be concerned?
How do you FEEL?: As an old-time pathologist, I've seen this often and it never seems to mean anything. You need a few mL of this fluid which seems to accumulate in various quantities in various individuals. If you feel okay, relax and be thankful. ...Read more