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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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How do.I.Know that my.Rhumatic fever heart is getin to.Point i need to.Go.Back to.A.Dr?

Echo every 5 years: Generally, rheumatic fever causes a slow, progressive degeneration of heart valves over many years. An occasional echo lets you know if anything is developing. They are relatively low cost tests with no pain, needles or radiation exposure. I recommend an echo every five years to anyone with a history of rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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I've been having a125-130 heart rate over the last 3 days due to fever, is this normal?

I've been having a125-130 heart rate over the last 3 days due to fever, is this normal?

Yes and No: Depending on how high your fever is it may be normal. It is important to treat the temp, the underlying cause and stay hydrated. Regardless, if either the fever or heart rate continue to be an issue, go see your doctor or to the er. ...Read more

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Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Does fever affect heart beat of 8week fetus?

Fetal heart beat: Early in gestation the fetal heart rate is predominately under the control of the sympathetic nervous system and arterial chemoreceptors. Maternal fever could stimulate sympathetic nervous system, which could increase fetal heart rate. ...Read more

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Does your heart rate speed up when you are sick with a fever?

Does your heart rate speed up when you are sick with a fever?

Yes: Heart rate (pulse) becomes more rapid with fever. It can be the cause of the fever itself i.e. Infection. In addition your body in an attempt to reduce the fever will vasodilate or open up blood vessels so the heat can travel closer to the skin and cool the body. When this occurs the heart rate increases to maintain the correct blood pressure. ...Read more

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How does your heart get affected by rocky mountain spotted fever?

How does your heart get affected by rocky mountain spotted fever?

Germ damages organs: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite. The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Many organs including the heart are damaged because damaged blood vessels disrupt the circulation in the vital organs, and damaged or dead cells lead to inflammation in organs. ...Read more

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Can heart inflammation occur with rheumatic fever and not leave permanent damage?

Can heart inflammation occur with rheumatic fever and not leave permanent damage?

Yes: If rheumatic fever causes damage, it typically effects the heart valves. It sometimes does not show damage for several years after the rheumatic fever has passed. However, depending on the measurement of heart inflammation, evidence can be present, but not become a problem with the hearts function, future infection, or even permanent signs of damage. Follow w/ doctor for screening recommendation. ...Read more

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Feel my heart press up against my chest..No fever or other symptoms..Possible cause..25 years avg wieight..

Feel my heart press up against my chest..No fever or other symptoms..Possible cause..25 years  avg wieight..

Are you nervous?: If you become anxious over something you can feel your hear beat and have the sensations that you are feeling. If there is no family history of heart trouble would try to relax and see if it goes away. If there is a family history would consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous? Otherwise healthy child. Beat is regular just rapid. Thank you

Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous?   Otherwise healthy child.  Beat is regular just rapid.  Thank you

Not unexpected: The range of the awake heart rate of a 4yo is 60-140. The addition of fever generally increases the rate by 10 beats/degree/min. The respiratory rate also increases by ~5 breaths/min/degree. A kids heart is much more tolerant of rapid rates than adult & with some illnesses we will see it in the 180+ range for a couple days. ...Read more