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Moms holter test shows ventricular ectopic beats.In 89307 beats total aw 133,isolated 112,pairs 4,abberant 0,runs 3&run beats 13.rhythym is sinus.help?
Not enough info: What distinguishes the significance of a rhythm disturbance is what the condition of the heart is, not the rhythm per se. Your mother needs an evaluation which includes information about how strong her heart is and whether she has evidence of blocked arteries. Other considerations are what meds she takes, her use of nicotine, alcohol and caffeine, and what symptoms, if any, she has. Warm wishes. ...Read more
Holter monitor rare 0-less than 1% iso, coup, trip sve's, iso, coup ve's. Big and trig present. Predom rhythm was sinus min hr 44, max 155, avg 71. Norm?
Rhythm: The report doesn't suggest anything of high concern. It isn't normal but isn't unusual either. Can't say more without more info, should discuss it with your dr. ...Read more
10yrold burn & itch,no pain urinating..vaginal swab mod gram+cocci.many gram+bacilli,few neg gram bacilli, urine high leukocytes.Should I be concerned?
Here are some ...: For a 10-y-o female, I would insist on obtaining another urinalysis from properly collected urine specimen if her history & physical exam by a pediatrician to confirm as one with a simple & clean history. Then treat and watch her as non-complicated UTI or fungal infection, etc. Otherwise, some imaging studies to further confirm nothing unusual in her genitourinary tract. So, see Doc timely. ...Read more
19 yr old female. Random heart palpitations. @ gym on low level elliptical 5 min: heart rate = 185, 14:40 min: heart rate = 194. Prickly skin. Why?
Normal: That's normal. The reason is: your exercise induces a large amount of endogenous catecholamine (adrenalin) which causes the heart to produce an occasional premature beat. This will be more frequent if you've been sweating as you lose potassium and magnesium through perspiration that must be replaced. Prickly skin is non-specific and and just an involuntary (autonomic) nervous system response. ...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
Small pfo w/ atrital septal aneuysm. Passed stress test, holter showed few PACs, more PVCs. Related? Cardio says not worried. Scared of sudden death!
Unlikely: It is unlikely that y will have sudden death. You might be bothered by the extra beats and might need some further w/o or treatment.ou ...Read more
Had EKG during panic attack- "tachycardia V rate over 99- consider anterior infarct, diminished r<0.15mV V3" cardio says im ok- was this heart attack?
20 years,48h holter 21 pac 4 couplet, 5 pvc.Eko sag of AMV leaflet, trivial regurg, norm blood flow.Traveling w friends can drink normal?precautions?
40y m enlargd l heart & high bp.Has chest tightnes when BP up, 3-4 skippd beats q 60beat past 5 days.Not dizy.Last echo normal.Take to ER or cardio dr?
If you are: Not having significant symptoms other than palpitations then routine follow up with your cardiologist is just fine. ...Read more
No appetite, SOB, PVCs, rapid HR. EKG, troponin, d dimer, and chest xray good. Echo mon, tilt test in 2 wks. Need stress test? Heart attack ruled out?
Yes..anxiety: Sounds like your heart is fine but you may be stressed out over something. Calm down and do a thorough self analysis to unravel whatever is making you tic! ...Read more
I have postpartum cardiomyopathy. Is this a good report? A 24-hour holter monitor report read that i had:
total qrs complexes - 81676
ventricular ectopics - 241
supraventricular ectopics - 178
heart rate: min. 42 max. 197 avg. 66
rate >=120 for 4:17
Ana positive high titer homogeneous stain.... heart palpitations high bp and pulse. Low potassium. Trace WBC in urine.could kidney n heart b involved?
+ ANA test low K: 34 F ? ethnicity :ANA+,hi titer, HBP, heart palp & low potassium (K) takes BCPs. Asks "could kid and heart b involved." ANS: Yes If you have DX of lupus. Consider BCPs as cause of HBP. Lo K is unusual in LE, so with K & HTN need more tests. Would do blood&urine K. If both low then you are not eating enoughK or losing in BM, sweat or vomit. I specialize in this. Recommend get my 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Septic pneumonia 1 yr ago. W/ heart valves infected. Now abnormal EKG w/ daily heart fluttering. Could it be residual, or perhaps the start of actual serious heart condition? See cardio Dr next mo.
What can cause a brief episode of V Tach in a 24yo adult? Structurally normal heart (by echo) & no arrhythmias (by 30day event monitor). K lvl was 3.2
A sick sinus node: 24 is young to have heart problems unless it runs in your family. Cocaine, amphetamines, and some medications can cause vtach. A strong disalva reflex from straining due to constipation or getting hit in the solo plexus can cause arrthymias. Vtach often requires medical attention and shocking the heart back to a normal rhythm. Electrolyte imbalances can cause arrthymias ...Read more
H/o concave chest, heart murmur. Resting hr 120-150 chest pain x1wk. X-ray cardiac profile d dimer EKG & stress test normal. Should i see cardio spec?
Fast heart rate around 100-110 bpm. Healthy and active, limited caffeine use, normal blood tests, EKG for heart murmur when i was young was normal??
23 y.O no history of cardiovascular prob mild chest pains and rapi heart beat (130bpm). Heart attack likely? Drink 5 hr energy regularly
After a cup of coffee heart palpitations, fast heart rate 132 bpm. a month before, ECG, stress test, 24 hr monitor, ultrasound at cardiologist normal.
1400 wbc, 3.1 potassium, hemocrit 39.2 abs nuetophil 8.7 abs monocyte 1.1 on blood test while having chest pain. echo, stress, coronary CT angio clear?
Clenil 100mcg 2x day for 2 wks 4 puffs Mitral Valve Repair 2yr Check with Cardio listened Valve fine BP OK
BP 98/57 resting 1hr after eating, Low?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 dont 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 whats 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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