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Doctor insights on: Heart Parasites

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Is heart disease caused by a parasite?

Is heart disease caused by a parasite?

Chagas' disease: Which is more endemic to south america. ...Read more

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How to stop s heart attack and how do you stop it?

How to stop s heart attack and how do you stop it?

Reopen coronary: The only way to stop a heart attack is by reopening the affected coronary. The coronary can be reopened by a percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombolysis or by coronary bypass surgery. For an acute event pci and thrombolysis the quickest life saving procedure. ...Read more

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What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

What is the leading/main cause of heart disease in the U.S.?

Bad Habits: The majority of heart disease is a result of poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle, possibly poor stress management & smoking or tobacco. In addition, genetics plays a role, as well as under treated hypertension, diabetes, and high bad cholesterol. Uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease include age (older), and gender (male). See PCP for risk factor screening and treatment. ...Read more

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How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

How many people in the U.S. die every year from heart disease?

Heart Disease: Approximately 611, 105. See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/nchs/fastats/deaths. Htm ...Read more

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What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

What are the signs when you get a heart attack in a woman in her 40's?

Variable: Symptoms: chest and neck and left arm pain can all occur
elephant sitting on your chest
shortness of breath
fatigue
anxiety
fear
some are asymptomatic

signs: cold clammy low pulse rate, or fast irregular
sudden death, . ...Read more

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Is it normal for your heart to race in a hot shower? Mine gets into 150's.

Is it normal for your heart to race in a hot shower? Mine gets into 150's.

Increased heart rate: Hello and awesome to HealthTap, your heart rate can go up under increase sympathetic response but 150 seems too high, please be seen by your physician since you would at least need an EKG and thyroid function test. Thank you ...Read more

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My 20 week ultrasound noted that my baby s heart was enlarged what does this mean?

My 20 week ultrasound noted that my baby s heart was enlarged what does this mean?

Need more: A more detailed study of the babies heart may be required to answer this question. The cause of the enlargement, if true, needs to be determined to answer the question. There can be lots of potential answers. ...Read more

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Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Why has heart disease has been the number one killer in the u.S. For decades, without decrease?

Heart disease: It has decreased very signficantly over the years, actually major improvements. Unfortunately the present epidemic of obesity in this country presages future loss of the gains, to put it simply if we stay the fattest sobs on the planet, we won't need the north koreans to give us static, we'll kill ourselves off. ...Read more

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It seems like whenever I get an IV of normal saline my heart rate raises into the 90's can this happen?

It seems like whenever I get an IV of normal saline my heart rate raises into the 90's can this happen?

It can: Most likely a reaction to saline at room temperature being colder than your body temperature. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a heart rate in the 120's when you're sick with bronchitis? Mine has been in the 120s for about 15 hours now.

Is it normal to have a heart rate in the 120's when you're sick with bronchitis? Mine has been in the 120s for about 15 hours now.

A bit. Fast: A heart rate that high suggests a serious infection. Any chills or accompanying shaking means spread of bacteria into the blood. Past history of chest pain makes me very concerned and you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does an overweight person usually have a higher heart rate than a normal weight person? 27yo 200lbs 5'3. Heart rate between 90 and 120's.

Does an overweight person usually have a higher heart rate than a normal weight person? 27yo 200lbs 5'3. Heart rate between 90 and 120's.

Answer is yes.: All things being equal, overweight people tend to have heart rates that are a bit higher than normal weight people. With exercise and conditioning, though, even someone who is overweight can reduce their heart rate as evidence of aerobic conditioning. ...Read more

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Is it normal for heart to be so sensitive to temperature? In warmish weather, hr will easily be over 100. In cold, the 70's. im a high level athlete.

Is it normal for heart to be so sensitive to temperature? In warmish weather, hr will easily be over 100. In cold, the 70's. im a high level athlete.

Resting Heart Rate: As a sports medicine physician and NSCA certified trainer who works with athletes my impressions are that your heart rate variance is not at all abnormal! Competitive athletes have a resting heart rate as low as 60bpm range. If your body fat mass is low you may have less temperature insulation. Maximum heart rates in athletes can exceed 150bpm. Olympic rowers register as high as 200 bpm! ...Read more

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I having chest pain on my right side. My heart will beat very fast for 1 or 2. Min. Then slow down. Some time longer and some days it will do this all day. But today I having pain on my right side it has come and gone most the day last for 10 min or s

Chest: Chest pain and palpitations (rapid heart rate) are definitely things to be concerned about. You may be dealing with a heart arrythmia (irregular rhythm), thyroid disorder, anxiety or panic disorder etc. The pain is worrisome because it could be a sign of cardiac ischemia, which means you are not getting enough oxygen to your heart. On the other hand, it could be something as simple as muscle pain. Regardless, the only way to find out is by having a complete medical evaluation by your primary care provider. Lastly, if the pain becomes intense, and/or you experience shortness of breath and your heart racing, present to the er.
All the best. ...Read more

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My heart rate is 53m/s is it normal?

My heart rate is 53m/s is it normal?

Depends: If you are a marathon runner, yes, will have low heat rate, as they have enormous reserve, other wise is not normal need to asses the heart and its conductive (electrical) system, speak to your doctor as you may need work up. ...Read more

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Heart rate in 150's showering? I'm 17

Heart rate in 150's showering? I'm 17

Maybe anemic?: Unusual unless cold shower causes temporary heart racing, but if irregular heart rate then have cardiologist do a full exam. If heavy menstrual periods could be anemic and need to check iron, ferritin levels. Also get thyroid checked [tsh; thyroid stimulating hormone levels] if all normal and only while showering don't worry, take a bath, no seriously need the above evaluations. ...Read more

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How do people in their 20's get heart attacks?

How do people in their 20's get heart attacks?

It is rare: Heart attacks in 20 y/o is very rare. In patients with a certain type of inherited disease of high cholesterol can have heart attacks even as children. Other causes include radiation damage to the heart from ration treatment for cancer, Cocaine use, and a paradoxical embolus (a clot from a vein in the leg which passes thru a small hole in the heart). All of these are very rare. ...Read more

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How many women in the U.S. have heart attacks each year?

How many women in the U.S. have heart attacks each year?

Data from...: ...the American Heart Association estimate approximately 380, 000 women suffer a heart attack each year. ...Read more

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My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

My heart rate is always low on the 40's and 50's. Am 36 years old. What do I do?

Get checked out.: If you're very athletic and in excellent physical condition, this may be normal. On the other hand, it might be worth while to have your doctor check you out. It may be sinus node dysfunction and you may require some therapy (pacemaker). ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate in the 60's when sitting down but when I stand up it's in the 90's?

Why is my heart rate in the 60's when sitting down but when I stand up it's in the 90's?

Normal: When you stand, you activate the muscles of your legs and they need extra blood. Gravity causes pooling of blood and to make up for the deficiency and meet the increased need, your heart temporarily speeds up. It's a finely tuned mechanism that has kept us going for a couple of million years (counting apes!). ...Read more

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Why is my heart rate when I wake in the 70's one day and then the next in the 90's. This is worrying me.?

Why is my heart rate when I wake in the 70's one day and then the next in the 90's. This is worrying me.?

Interesting...: Dehydration, deconditioning (lack of exercise) and overall sympathetic tone are some of the most likely reasons, assuming you've excluded the much more likely scenario of postural differences (sitting upright vs laying down). A heart rate of 90 at rest is substantial for someone as (relatively) young as you are. Have you seen your pcp lately to discuss? ...Read more