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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
No cure: But there ar many good treatments. Follow your doctor's advice and you'll have good prognosis. ...Read more
Hii i have heart and kidney dease and my doctor tells me that i have very high salt what dose this mean and what causes it?
High salt: I am not clear if your are saying Dr. says you have high salt diet or if you blood salt (sodium Na) is too high. For low salt diet for HTN causing heart and kidney disease I recommend the DASH Diet But check with dr. first. ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 BP will start down in a few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor wants blood work done evet two weeks for platlet counts . What does this mean inlarge heart, past liver dease, was a smoker 30 years, ?
Depends: Thrombocytopenia is commonly seen in patients with cirrhosis or impaired liver function. There isn't as much a correlation with cardiomegaly (large heart). If your doctor is concerned with your plat count as a sign of synthetic function, he may also be interested in your coags and lipid panel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast heart rate: When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering. It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Heart disease: Is a nonspecific term that refers to conditions which impair the heart's ability to function. They include rhythm disturbances, structural disturbances, infectious disturbances, inflammatory disturbances, malignant processes, toxic processes and others....... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer