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What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo gram?

What does it mean if you have red patches on your heart in an echo 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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How long to artificial hearts last?

How long to artificial hearts last?

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

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How to mend a broken heart?

How to mend a broken heart?

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

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How to heal a broken heart?

How to heal a broken heart?

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

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Can the human heart explode?

Cardiac Rupture: Cardiac rupture is rare but can occur following a myocardial infarction (heart attack) ...Read more

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Can I die of a broken heart?

Can I die of a broken heart?

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

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Can u die of a broken heart?

Can u die of a broken heart?

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

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How does it effect the heart?

How does it effect the heart?

What?: 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

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Is a vsd a whole in the heart?

Is a vsd a whole in the heart?

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

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What makes the heart stop help?

What makes the heart stop help?

Cardiac arrest or: Death but if you are referring to a pause many things like premature beats. ...Read more

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Can you die from a broken heart?

Can you die from a broken heart?

Broken heart: If by "broken heart" you mean stress induced cardiomyopathy (weakening of heart muscle that may be triggered by emotional stress) then yes, it is possible but most survive this condition. ...Read more

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To know on my heart beep result?

Vague question: Please be more specific with your question, did you have recent testing? Are you are patient of one physician on healthtap? If so you should direct your question to them. ...Read more

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What causes small heart syndrome?

What causes small heart syndrome?

Small heart syndrome: Chronic fatigue has been associated: read this:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18636530 ...Read more

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What is normal ef in a normal heart?

What is normal ef in a normal heart?

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

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Is it possible to donate your heart?

Is it possible to donate your heart?

Yes: You should discuss this with your family and then, in most states, you can write this choice on the back of your driver's license. Then when you die, your heart can be used for another. ...Read more

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Does ichemia damage the heart musle?

Does ichemia damage the heart musle?

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

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How can I stop my heart from racing?

How can I stop my heart from racing?

Depends: What is your pulse? Do you drink caffeine, when do you feel the racing. See a doctor, get an ekg and thyroid test. Avoid etoh, caffeine and chocolates. ...Read more

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Does bullworker strengthen the heart?

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

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How does prednicare affect the heart?

How does prednicare affect the heart?

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

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What is the nerve supply to the heart?

What is the nerve supply to the heart?

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

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What are the symptoms for a bad heart?

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

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What is the BPM of an adult male heart?

Normal Rate: Usually normal rates are considered to be between 60-100 bpm. However, if one is cardiovascularly fit, the rate may be in the 40s and still be considered normal. ...Read more

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Where is my heart be placed in my body?

Heart: Heart is behind the lower third of your breast bone. ...Read more

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Do we all have different heart rhythms?

Do we all have different heart rhythms?

Not really: We have different rates under different conditions but normal sinus rhythm is normal. ...Read more

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