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Heart Murmurs And Benadryl
Stimulants: Stimulants increase the heart rate and make the heart more irritable and prone to irregular rhythms that would be perceived as palpitations. In addition to increasing the heart rate, some increase the strenght of the hear beat resulting in more blood being pumped that may cause a murmur, even in the absence of a heart defect. These stimulant may be ingested substances or internally produced. ...Read more
A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more
Can mitral valve prolapse be misdiagnosed as anemia? Fluttering pounding heart beat, shortness of breath, shaking/twitching, pain in arms and legs.
Coronary artery calcification...I take adalat (nifedipine) blood pressure ok but heart rate high 110 at rest ..feel heaveness on chest and shortness of breath.help?
Need examination: That is an abnormal resting heart rate and for someone your age & history of coronary artery calcification as you state- if this is entirely new for you in terms of symptoms then, your next move should be an ER facility. You are welcome to write to me with other questions if you'd like at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi but I don't think that should delay getting seen now. ...Read more
Heart palpitations but with a normal heart rate for 3 weeks on and off. Can see heart beating in chest, and stomach.
It's okay: Heart palpitation in young/healthy individuals is usually benign. Often it represents a "skipped beat" or premature contraction. Being able to visualize your heart beating in your chest/stomach is common in thin individuals. If your palpitations continue or you pass out then you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, while it's : Great that you don't have the probs u mention, there is more to heart dz than just that. Healthy eating & wt., regular exercise are important even if your bp, choles, etc are normal. More advance testing for other risk factors beyond the standard lipid panel & fasting sugar level is available in some places, & we're still learning about other risk factors. Good u r being prevention-minded! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Probably some of the most common immediate causes of death when they are generated through cardiac ischemia or represent malignant arrhythmias. Not all types of chest pain or palpitations are life threatening, since chest pain is not always heart related and palpitations are most of the time benign. Such symptoms should be taken seriously until workup is completed. ...Read more
Have multiple miscarriages. Have heart murmur, severe ectopic heart beats/lack oxygen to heart and pulm stenosis. Can they cause miscarriages?
Rapid heart beat, shortness of breath, heart defect as a child(but ok now). Should i stop strattera (atomoxetine)?
Maybe?: Maybe, especially if the symptoms as you describe only arose since starting the straterra. Please discuss this with your prescribing physician. In my opinion and for the most part, no one should stop, start or change their medication regimen based on what is presented here on healthtap in 400 characters or less. Seems unwise at the least and even potentially dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chest pain behind sternum . Ecg heart enz echo cardiac ok.Dr say reflux with allergy. Should i worry about heart?Normal blood pressure and heart rate
Don't give up: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it and should seek additional help. ...Read more
Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?
Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more
Is chest discomfort, feeling little jabs in the heart, racing or skipping heart beats part of anxiety symptoms? And are they dangerous? Normal echo.
Possible: Since you had echo done, i assume that you had ekg, and blood tests done as well.Yes it is possble that anxiety can cause the above symptoms, if your listed med do not control your sx, you need to see doctor for more daly long term med. Yes, it could be dangerous if sx is severe, it may affect your work , productivity and decisions process. ...Read more
Symptoms: Hyperthyroid comes to mind but the symptoms listed could be many things. ...Read more
Sob. Chest xray ok. Echo - some damage. Stress test/nuclear- heart skips every other beat; right ventricle enlrgd. Oxygen ok. No hbp. Why sob? Next?
Short of breath : Ct scan of the chest. If your right ventricle is enlarged and you have shortness of breath further testing is indicated. Causes such as pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung disease, vasculitis need to be considered. You should probably see a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could Be: Increased heart rate and difficulty breathing can be physical symptoms of a panic attack. It would be a good idea to have these symptoms evaluated by your regular physician if you have not already done so. If there appears to be no clear problem related to your lungs or heart, the the likelihood of panic attacks becomes even more likely. ...Read more
Possibly: A "leaky" heart valve can cause the symptoms you describe. It depends which heart valve and just how leaky it is. PVCs are extra heart beats that make your heart feel like it's irregular, but they don't cause dizziness or a gurgling feeling. PVCs can cause a sensation of fluttering or palpitations in the chest. An echocardiogram is the best test to look at leaky valves. Good luck! ...Read more
Is severe ectopic heart beats dangerous w/ lack of oxygen to the heart w/ pulm stenosis, h murmur and severe asthma? Pulse is 120+ w/ heart medicine.
Too complicated: In general the answer would be no, but your situation is quite complicated and you will need to discuss with your doc or cardiologist. ...Read more
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