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Heart Hurts On Roller Coaster
Yes: No reason that I can think of, however, knowing exactly what you were treated for would be better. So this is a general answer. ...Read more
Usually ok: "heart condition" encompasses a broad range of maladies! Someone who experiences angina with exertion should avoid the stress of a roller coaster but most people with hd who have been stable and free of symptoms for long periods can tolerate brief stress well. If in doubt, of course, discretion is the wiser part of valor. ...Read more
Depends: On the specific condition. Speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more
When I stand in lines for something like a roller coaster my heart beats really fast until I feel like I'm going to pass out. That isn't normal...
Fast Heart Beat: Prolonged standing in line can pool blood towards the legs and hence result in relative dehydration and low blood pressure. Both of these can result in fast heart beat and dizziness. Anxiety and hyperventilation can also have these symptoms. If symptoms persist despite maintaining hydration and breathing calmly then medical attention should be sought. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I could go on a really fast roller coaster with hypoplastic left heart syndrome?
Best consult Ur doc: The limits to your activities are best determined by the physicians who know you the best. The general status of any complex congenital heart patient varies considerably from patient to patient. It also varies with each case at different points within their repair and rehabilitation. ...Read more
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Not recommended: Roller coasters can produce 4-5 g's (atmospheric pressures) of pressure pushing against the body during the ride. The heart has to pump against this kind of pressure. Any sustained pressure makes it more difficult for the heart to pump both into the body and into the lungs and brain. Somebody with congestive heart failure could get into big trouble with their lungs or even cause a heart attack. ...Read more
Roller coaster: I would not recommend going on a roller coaster for a patient with hypoplastic left heart. ...Read more
Has it been determined that roller coaster rides and horror films can damage the heart and the brain?
Low risk: The excitement associated with roller coasters and g forces generated can cause neck, brain and heart problems. The risk is estimated to be very low in the range of 1 in 15 millions riders. If a rider has history of any heart, neck or brain condition that's is contraindication to ride. If any rider develop headache, vomiting, dizziness, chest pain, disorientation should be promptly check. ...Read more
I keep getting this feeling like what I'm going to roller coaster, my stomach and my heart drop. Could this be anxiety?
I have been getting intermittent nausea and a feeling of being on a roller coaster, like my stomach and heart drop for a second or scared. Anxiety?
I passed out during a roller coaster ride yesterday and had weakness in my legs and pressure in my chest afterward and even today. Heart problem?
Is it good for a person that has pulmonary hypertension with right heart failure to be in excessive heat? And get on roller coaster rides?
Can I ride a roller coaster 3 years after having a heart attack due to blockage of the right coronary artery and getting stents implanted?
Enjoy ride: Hope you are not doing the tallest and fastest roller coaster. ...Read more
Not all heart: It doesn't aggravate all heart conditions. Just some. Depends on what's wrong. ...Read more
My dr says I may have a very slight heart murmur. Is it still ok to ride roller coasters knowing this?
I have panic attacks that feel like my heart is coming out of my chest. I'm going to a theme park and was wondering if I could ride roller coasters?
Yes, but hold on.: Panic attacks are just that, attacks without provocation. They are distressing, but not dangerous 99.99% of the time. If you are generally anxious and are frightened, you could precipitate an attack. If you enjoy theme park thrills, you will likely be ok. There are skills tolearnto reduce or halt panic attacks. Learn some! ...Read more
Arrhythmia: It depends is the best answer I can give now. Because some arrhythmias are relatively stable on medicines and those would be safe, however, others are less stable and would be dangerous to ride on these rides. Best to discuss this with your cardiologist and determine which is best for you. ...Read more
Arrhythmia: In general we do not recommend rollercoasters for people with significant cardiac arrhythmias. The stresses associated with rollercoasters could trigger arrhythmias or their complications. There are benign rhythm problems which wouldn't be a problem but a generalization would be no rollercoasters. ...Read more
With a-fib is it safe to ride roller coasters if your a-fib is being treated with medications? In sept. I was hospitalized with a-fib, with a cardiac cath a hole was found in my heart apparently I was born with it. I am currently taking flecanide acetate
Treatment: Treatment for atrial fibrillation is based on symptoms. The stimulation of the ride may increase your heart rate (which is the reason most people ride them, after all). If you don't have problems with rapid palpitation on the roller coaster, there is no reason not to ride it. ...Read more
Does a vibrating roller for asphalt construction cause problems for people with heart issues or high blood pressure?
Hi ve had a pain on my chest in hurt in the s in the same place as my heart and its a pain that goes comes and goes, is it because I rest my laptop on?
Get it checked: Chest pain is something we always suggest you have checked right away., so call your doctor and explain what is happening. They will tell you where to go for evaluation. If you are young, and the pain changes based on your position and by pressing on it, then it is probably not your heart. Avoid heart disease by not smoking, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet. ...Read more
Depends: The most uncomfortable part about a right heart catheterization is in general the insertion of the "sheath" or the specialized IV through which the doctor performs the procedure. This usually entails injection of local anesthetic which feels a little like a bee sting at first, and then a pressure sensation when the sheath is put in. After that there should be minimal discomfort. ...Read more
Get checked ASAP: Serious damage can occur with extreme vomiting. Get checked right away. ...Read more
I have m/s, my body from the left side hurts me, I have done examinations for my heart (i am ok). what else can I do? Is it something for m/ s?
Pain due to multiple: sclerosis is typically sensory/burning discomfort in the extremities (arms/legs), back pain or muscle tightness from spasticity....not sure that "left side" pain apparently in the chest/heart area would fall into this category. I would first suspect some musculoskeletal pain due to something else: simple muscle strain or injury. I would discuss with your neurologist or primary care provider:) ...Read more
Feels like my heart is having spasms. Doesn't hurt just feels weird and uncomfortable. What could it be?
Yes: Stress and anxiety can result in symptoms that we usually consider physical, even when we are not feeling "stressed" or "anxious" at the time. Chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations are very common "stress" symptoms. Also, symptoms due to actual physical problems can be worsened by stress and anxiety. ...Read more
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