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Can you tell me is a -3.1 mm st heart depression lasting longer than 1 minute bad or good?

Can you tell me is a -3.1 mm st heart depression lasting longer than 1 minute bad or good?

ST depression: Ecg findings need to be interpreted in the context of clinical situation and information. In general, we would be highly concerned about isoelectric st segment depression of 3mm lasting longer than 1 minute. There could be situations which would suggest less reason for concern depending on the physiology of the situation. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Please answer me. Is a -3.1 mm st heart depression lasting longer than 1 minute bad or good?

Please answer me. Is a -3.1 mm st heart depression lasting longer than 1 minute bad or good?

Depends: It can be indicative of ischemia (inadequate circulation) but it depends on the morphology of the depression and the circumstances. For instance: 3 mm downsloping depression at peak exercise on a stress test associated with any degree of chest pressure is highly suggestive of blockage. 3 mm upsloping depression with no sx is non-specific, esp if the baseline ekg has non-specific changes also. ...Read more

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How can depression effect the heart?

How can depression effect the heart?

Higher Risk: Individuals with depression have about twice the risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not. The exact connection as to why is still being researched. The bottom line is if you have depression, get treatment and take care of yourself. Omega 3 can be helpful for both your depression and heart. ...Read more

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What are ways to cope with heart break and depression?

What are ways to cope with heart break and depression?

A support System: 'no man is an island". We all need support from time to time. This is especially true when you have suffered a significant loss. Whether it be friends or family membesr- share your feelings. If this isn't doing the trick - getting profesional help is a good option. Talking with a therapist can lighten the burden, teach you ways to cope and help you to work through the pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Abusing others in your heart, is it a sign of depression?

Abusing others in your heart, is it a sign of depression?

Could be: It could be depression or also other things. Please consider speaking with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional about these concerns. I'm not quite sure what you mean by "abusing others in your heart, " so it's best that you work with a professional to explore it fully. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I am trying so hard to get through this depression, I will think "i will do this today, maybe that will help" but then my heart sinks and I think no, ill just stay in bed. Cant live like this! Just upped clexa dose to 40 mg. Last night. Help!

I am trying so hard to get through this depression, I will think "i will do this today, maybe that will help" but then my heart sinks and I think no, ill just stay in bed. Cant live like this! Just upped clexa dose to 40 mg. Last night. Help!

Sometimes the: depression is so overwhelming it takes your breath away. This is when you can't get out of bed, or do much else. Upping the meds is a good first start, because you probably have a physical component to depression. But you also need to get out of the house, mix with others, and see a therapist. Do you have a friend who can "motivate" you to overcome this enertia? You need extermal prompts ...Read more

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How can depression lead to heart disease?

Heart attack: Multifactorial without doubt, with the CNS state altering biochemical system in the body and causing vascular and thrombotic changes. ...Read more

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How can depression tie with heart disease?

How can depression tie with heart disease?

Heartbreaking: Depression increases the incidence of cardiovascular disease by 1.5 times. Also, people with coronary artery disease and depression have a 2-3x increased risk of future non-fatal & fatal cardiac events compared with cardiac patients who aren't depressed. Links might be the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis; pro-inflammatory cytokines; & changes in arterial elasticity and endothelial function. ...Read more

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What is the link between heart disease and depression?

What is the link between heart disease and depression?

Closely linked: Good article on the topic:

http://www. Nimh. Nih. Gov/health/publications/depression-and-heart-disease/index. Shtml ...Read more

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What kind of heart diseases can stress / depression give you?

What kind of heart diseases can stress / depression give you?

Takotsubo Syndrome..: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy has been associated with stress and depression. It's also called broken heart syndrome. People with this problem have a weakening of the heart muscle usually in the absence of coronary disease. After time, the muscle will regain some strength and function, though some people will die from it. ...Read more

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Will depression and anxiety lead to people easily having heart attacks?

Higher Risk: Individuals with depression and anxiety have a higher risk of developing heart disease compared to those who do not. The exact connection as to why is still being researched. The bottom line is if you have depression or anxiety, get treatment and take care of yourself. Omega 3 can be helpful for both your mood and heart. ...Read more

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Can you die from sadness/depression? Like can your heart just give out and you die?

Can you die from sadness/depression? Like can your heart just give out and you die?

No: Great question, I'm glad you asked it. Depression is miserable though, and is treatable. Please don't hesitate to pursue a psychiatrist and a therapist for yourself or a loved one. Best wishes ...Read more

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What to do if I have been told that long term depression can lead to heart disease. True or not?

What to do if I have been told that long term depression can lead to heart disease. True or not?

Not likely: If you have cardiovascular heart disease, long term untreated depression could interfere with therapy and worse symptoms. But a direct cause effect unlikely. Broken heart syndrome or takotsubo syndrome it's a rare cause of cardiac failure. And it's a direct cause effect of a severe emotion causing a heart condition. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which kind of heart disease can stress/depression give you?

Which kind of heart disease can stress/depression give you?

Several: Stress causes magnesium depletion and magnesium depletion is associated with heart arrythmias, high blood pressure and heart attacks. ...Read more

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I feel in my heart that my husband does not love me anymore. I don't know what to do. He is sick of all my issues, depression, job loss,

I feel in my heart that my husband does not love me anymore. I don't know what to do. He is sick of all my issues, depression, job loss,

Support is the key: The amount of stress you are currently dealing with may be influencing your ideas about your husband. Depression and job loss can be overwhelming for most couples and marital therapy seems like a viable option at this juncture. ...Read more

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What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

Electrocardiogram: The electrocardiogram (ECG, or EKG in German) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart. Sometimes a computer gives a prelim interpretation, then a doctor gives a final reading. The findings you listed are details but not interpretation. Depending on clinical context (age, symptoms, history) and comparison with prior ECGs, ST depression might mean ischemia and need further testing. ...Read more

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What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

What does left axis deviation, ST depression, and abnormal Twave, Heart rate 134 mean? PR interval 145, P Duration107, T Duration 230, QRS duratio...

Many possibilities: Phillip,
Many of the findings you mention can be normal variants but may also represent more concerning issues such as blocked arteries. I would note that you don't want to rely on a computer interpretation of the ECG and should make sure a cardiologist has reviewed it.
Other things to remember is that you want to review the ECG in the context of symptoms, risk factors etc. ...Read more

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