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Heart Ngo Gram
Computer coding: The computer in the echo machine is programmed to color code the signal. Blue is coded for blood moving towards the transducer. Red is moving away. Stippled and green indicate turbulence and high velocity. Red on an echo can be perfectly normal and will be interpreted by the cardiologist reading the study. Remember red doesn't mean that something is actually "red"! ...Read more
I've had 4 ekgs and one eco gram on my heart in the past year every one of them was fine I might be overexagerating with my chest pain? Aniexty?
Chest pain: You are a 22 year old male. Very unlikely to have coronary artery disease at this age (if there is no family history of premature heart disease). It could an anxiety disorder. There are other causes of chest pain like pleuritis, pericarditis, pleuropericarditis, myocarditis, musculoskeletal pain etc. Consult your physician. ...Read more
Gram is 71 diabetic, renal failure, dyalisis 3x week for past 7 years. Today her heart function is at 25% how long is the life expectancy, options?
No easy answer: She has a number of considerable medical problems, but noone can predict life expectancy with any certainty. Emphasis should be on quality of life. "tight" blood sugar control is not indicated because of the risk of hypoglycemia and because she already has complications. Take care of her eyes so she can enjoy her family. Work with her cardiologist to maximize heart function. ...Read more
It is safe: But I'm not sure it will do the job you expect. Might help some ...Read more
Patient have organism gram positive cocci n breathing through artificial machine. He don't respond. His heart n diabete r stable will he be cured?
Ask his doctors: There is not enough detail here to give you a prognosis. ...Read more
90yr old gram. Septic gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago.2 heart stents. Heart good. Right sided recurring chest pain radiates to back. Causes? Gasx helps
Chest pain: Could still be related to biliary issue, stomach, esophagus. Pneumoni, PE, Gardiac. ...Read more
Hving hep c, cirohsis, heart mvr done 2006, gall stone...Can we eat gram flour or will it hv any effect on these problems?
No effect: Grain flour should not have any affect on your liver or your anticoagulation. ...Read more
What are causes of shortness of breath? I have had a nuclear stress test. An echo gram test? My heart center tests reveal all test are acceptable.
Sleep apnea: Another possibility is sleep apnea, and increasingly frequently recognized problem with breathing while you are asleep. Talk to your doctor to see if you might be at risk. Common symptoms include snoring, shortness of breath, feeling tired, needing naps and waking with a headache. ...Read more
Scared to get PICC line. Can 1 gram of rocephin for 21 days be given any other way? Scared of heart issues or blood clot or infection with PICC.
A PICC placement: Is simple, nearly painless and very convenient. You should be more scared of an incompletely treated infection. Oral antibiotics will not be as effective if your health care provider feels you need IV instead. There is no alternative administration other than restarting a peripheral IV every day to receive your dose. Your veins will wear out quickly with that. ...Read more
My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram
You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more
Intermittent chest pain. BPM around 90 resting. Blood work normal and work out regularly with no issues. Did some cocaine. Less than a gram. Would this be palpitations or symptoms of a heart attack? Never drank coffee and quit Red Bull 4 months ago
See MD ASAP: 37 yo gentleman with cheat pain in the setting of drug use. Please see an MD as soon as possible in the ER & call 911 if you are experiencing chest discomfort. ...Read more
I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis. 6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on what's the significance of heart vegetation?
Endocarditis.: What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read more
I am experiencing high blood pressure (hypertension), auditory hallucination, red or bloodshot eyes, heart murmur, difficulty thinking and balance...I'm a meth addict, daily for 2 years, . 5+ grams. Will these symptoms be reversible if I quit?
Meth: Continuing w/meth will only make things worse. You have good change to reverse many of your symptoms when you stop. Your symptoms are like a sneeze when you have a cold, not the underlying issue, which is meth. Please do get health ASAP. Start w/seeing your doctor for safety sake and referrals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Lvad survival: Survival of patients with LVADs is about 70% at 1 year, and 60% at 2 years. While the pumps may function indefinitely, patients may develop progression of other diseases or complications which limit survival. These devices are relatively new so long term data is still being gathered. The longest support on record in the US is 6 years. ...Read more
Syncardia: Google "total artificial heart.".Get a more detailed answer ›
An Age Old Question: The topic of many poems, sonnets, and songs, to which there is no easy answer. Try to occupy your life with the good things-friends, activities, and other healthy endeavors. A broken heart heals in time. ...Read more
Time and prayer: I am sorry for your hurt. It is generally helpful to talk to a friend or trusted family member. Please remember that it will get better and you need to keep busy. It would be good to participate in your family's holiday activities. Prayer is more helpful than is usually realized. Wishing you a speedy recovery, a happy new year and happiness always! ...Read more
It depends: It depends on your actions and how you choose to cope. Please seek medical help if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself. A broken heart by itself won't kill you; the human body is amazingly resilient in healing. Allow time to your heal your wounds. Don't engage in behaviors like excessive alcohol use, smoking or risky behaviors, which can lead to unintended future health problems. Stay strong! ...Read more
Broken heart: There is an entity called takusabo that can cause the heart to become very weak temporarily due to excess acute stress. It can cause lethal arrythmias. Also, when we are stressed our blood gets sticky and we are at increased chance of a heart attack. These things are rare. ...Read more
Your question is incomplete. How does "what" affect the heart?
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: As a fetus, the heart allows blood to flow back and forth between the two bottom chambers of the heart. Generally, a wall forms that separates these two bottom chambers, which is called the ventricular septum. A VSD occurs when the ventricular septum doesn't grow completely enough to separate the two bottom chambers. ...Read more
55-65% (70%): Ejection fraction (ef) is the volume of blood pumped out of the ventricle of the heart with each heart beat. Normal is 55%- 65%/70%. Levels above this are what we call hyperdynamic. Levels below this suggest a decreased ability of the heart to function. ...Read more
Possibly: Ischemia is low blood flow to a body part or organ. It may result in damage if severe enough to kill tissue. With heart ischemia medications and/or surgical intervention can often protect you from heart attack, which is defined as damage to the heart muscle. Review this with your regular doctor or a cardiologist. ...Read more
Device used for: Isometric exercise. Spring loaded, contracted cylinders are link to hand grips, and users push inward in both end of the device to work the arm muscle. Can be use for legs too. Isometric exercise contract muscle while stationary. At the gym we use mostly isotonic exercise for strength training. The best way to strength the heart is by aerobic exercise for endurance. Isometric won't work as good. ...Read more
Prednisolone: It's an steroid use by veterinarian to treat conditions like arthritis and allergies. It's an anti inflammatory agent. The effects depends on the condition of the dog and the dosage. Not commonly affect the heart but consult your veterinarian. Don't know if we have any vet at health tap. Hope my answer help you. ...Read more
Heart nerves: The nerves to the heart are primarily symptathetic and parasympathetic system nerves. They come from the medulla in the brain and the cervical and thoracic ganglia in the spine. The nerves extend to the sinus node, the myocardium and the vessels in and around the heart. ...Read more
Heart symptoms: There are myriad symptoms from none to terrible in intensity varying by underlying diagnoses, further similar conditions in different individuals can have widely varying symptoms. Chest, jaw throat arm discomfort, air hunger breathlessness, palpitations, unusual sweats, fatigue, lightheadedness, passing out, nausea are just some of the commoner ones;hope it helps ...Read more