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Could a moderate hyatal hernia cause heart palpatations?

Could a moderate hyatal hernia cause heart palpatations?

No: Certain types of hiatal hernas and esophagael motility disorders canmimic chest pain. If the cardiac workup is negative, you need eso manometry, and UGI xray and esophagael ph monotoring. ...Read more

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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more


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Does a hiatel hernia feel like a heart attack sometimes?

Does a hiatel hernia feel like a heart attack sometimes?

It might: It may give you acid/indigestion that may feel exactly like a heart attack. But if you are at risk otherwise, better safe than sorry and get yourself checked. ...Read more

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I have had 2 incisional hernias repaired have got another one is it operable due to triple heart bypass?

I have had 2 incisional hernias repaired have got another one is it operable due to triple heart bypass?

Depends: When you have a hernia, it is important to determine what the goals of operation would be. Are you trying to relieve an existing problem, to prevent hernia from getting worse? Ways in which it could get worse would be enlargement, blockage of the intestines, and even skin ulceration or pain. You should see your doctor to talk about the goals the risks and benefits of either observation or operation. ...Read more

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Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

Can a small hiatal hernia cause heart problem of any kind?

No: What is of importance is that symptoms that may suggest a hiatal hernia may be cardiac in origin. That is why it is important to receive a thorough history and physical examination by your primary care physician and decipher between the symptoms and the primary source. This may require some specific testing and trial of some medical therapy. ...Read more

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Why does a hiatal hernia cause a more pronounced heart beat sometimes but not all the time?

Why does a hiatal hernia cause a more pronounced heart beat sometimes but not all the time?

It doesn't: Any association you feel is present between your heat beat and a hiatal hernia is purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Can hiatal hernia cause heart flutter?

Shouldn't: While I suppose its possible of there was a very large hiatal hernia (paraesophageal type), it is still unlikely. ...Read more

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Are hernias common after open-heart surgery?

Are hernias common after open-heart surgery?

Not often: Usually hernias do not occur often after heart surgery. One site where they may occur would be below the sternum or breast bone. ...Read more

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How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

How do I tell the difference between chest pain from a hernia and pain from a heart attack?

You don't go toER: Any sudden chest pain due to unknown cause must go to nearest er to make sure it is not an heart attach, save the life, there is no home remedy kit to rule out ...Read more

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Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations? And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Can my small hiatal hernia cause my palpitations? And how come it is not dangerous when it presses against heart?

Palpitations: Palpitations are very non specific and can occur with any conditions. In fact are one of the most common reasons for consults as outpatients. It will not hurt your heart because it presses softly if at all and what you will experience is reflux disease and likely palpitations. ...Read more

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I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, I felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first I was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu

I had a hiatal hernia that was repaired laparoscopically in oct. 2009. For the first 2 years after the surgery, I felt great. Now for about 9 months, I have noticed pain in my chest area on both sides. At first I was checked for heart trouble, but thankfu

U Need Upper GI: By the sound of your symptoms, it's possible that the hiatal hernia has returned. I advise you to return to your surgeon. They will order an upper GI to look more carefully at your "wrap" and see where your stomach is in relation to your diaphragm. I hope it's a false alarm but, worst case scenario, it's fixable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are hernias below the sternum after heart surgery dangerous? Can I proceed with my workouts, (weights)?

Are hernias below the sternum after heart surgery dangerous? Can I proceed with my workouts, (weights)?

See a doctor: Tissue, including intestine, can get stuck in the hernia. This can be painful. The blood supply of the stuck tissue can also be compromised, which can be dangerous. You should be evaluated so your doctor can gauge your risk for these problems. Working out with weights can make your hernia bigger. ...Read more

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Recently I had incresing pulse with a sudden push in heart. After ecg, eco confirms normal. I had sliding hiatal hernia. Is it the cause?

Recently I had incresing pulse with a sudden push in heart. After ecg, eco confirms normal. I had sliding hiatal hernia. Is it the cause?

Possible: It is possible that you have symptoms like this related to a hiatal hernia. They can also be due to reflux. I would let your cardiologist know. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read more

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Is heart burn & globus sensation a sign of a hital hernia? Or more likely acid reflux.

Is heart burn & globus sensation a sign of a hital hernia? Or more likely acid reflux.

GERD: Heart burn & globus sensation can be in both Hiatal Hernia and Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
Other symptoms of Hiatal Hernia are- bloated feeling after eating, belching, difficulty swallowing, chest or abdominal pain, vomiting blood or passing black stools or shortness of breath.
See Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis, discuss endoscopy; have Treatment.
See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more

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My doctor says palpitations can be caused by hiatal hernias. Are these harmful to an otherwise healthy heart?

My doctor says palpitations can be caused by hiatal hernias. Are these harmful to an otherwise healthy heart?

No: Palpitations can be caused by increased input from the vagus nerve, or even exercise. While there is no direct connection or possibility to damage the heart form a hiatal hernia, it could mimick exercise or straining that may influence palpitations. It's a bit of a stretch though. ...Read more

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At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do I add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk?

At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do I add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk?

Lower MI risk: At 36 my Father a smoker not obese had Heart Attack bending forward in chair caused by hiatus hernia do I add to QRISK2 10yr prediction for my risk? ANS: yes you can lower risk by doing the DASH eating plan which will lower BP, lipids, glucose. Effects seen in 2 weeks. Here is Kindle Book-13: 978-1-43914-059-8. Start tomorrow and recalculate risk in say 3 months. If smoker stop now! ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Can a hiatal hernia or GERD cause heart symptoms and difficulty breathing?

Yes: A hiatal hernia and gerd can cause chest pain and palpitations. A large hiatal hernia can cause shortness of breath by crowding your chest cavity and limiting expansion of your lungs. ...Read more

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Can a hernia in your stomach cause an uncomfortable chest feeling, similar to the coming of a heart attack?

Can a hernia in your stomach cause an uncomfortable chest feeling, similar to the coming of a heart attack?

May be: Hiatal hernia, where part of the stomach moves into the chest. However; any symptom suggestive of heart attack should not be taken lightly and you should consult your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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I have a hernia in my stomach and I have found that I am having serious bouts of heart burn. Are both conditions related?

I have a hernia in my stomach and I have found that I am having serious bouts of heart burn. Are both conditions related?

Maybe: There are however many people with gerd and no hiatal hernia, and many with large hiatal hernias and no gerd. Treatment is the same unless the hernia is large (paraesophageal) - lifestyle changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hiatal hernias can put pressure on the chest cavity and organs such as the heart. Can this cause permenant muscle damage or trigger heart attacks?

Hiatal hernias can put pressure on the chest cavity and organs such as the heart. Can this cause permenant muscle damage or trigger heart attacks?

No: The blood supply to the heart comes from the coronary arteries, which are not affected at all by a hiatal hernia. Same for the heart muscle itself. ...Read more

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I have small hiatal hernia but have constant chest pressure and fullness that never goes away. Could this be due to hernia? Heart & lungs are fine.

Hiatal hernia: Yes, it can be. The hiatal hernia does t need to be large. Even if the hernia is small, it may be large enough to cause significant gerd/esophagitis to cause severe discomfort. ...Read more

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I have this pain on the left side near the rib cage. I do have have hitial hernia and cervical spondisylis and last night it felt like my heart was pounding really hard so I don't know what this is because my dr. Said withthe hitial hernia you dohave chest

I have this pain on the left side near the rib cage. I do have have hitial hernia and cervical spondisylis and last night it felt like my heart was pounding really hard so I don't know what this is because my dr. Said withthe hitial hernia you dohave chest

Go to ER: Chest pain, especially when associated with heart palpitations should not be ignored. Please go to the er to make sure it is not a heart attack! Sure hiatal hernias can cause chest pain but that won't kill you. A heart attack can and you can't tall which one without seeing a doctor stat! ...Read more

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Pain in left arm and left side of chest. Have done stress and other heart tesrs. Results great. I have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause?

Pain in left arm and left side of chest. Have done stress and other heart tesrs. Results great. I have a hiatal hernia. Could this be the cause?

Symptoms: Superficially it sounds like low probability of cardiac cause of your symptoms tho' your doctor ordering these studies should be better able to advise you. There are many causes possible for arm/chest symptoms and hiatal hernia is a chest possibility but lower probablity for left arm pain. ...Read more

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I have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux A! some dr says get surgery some not because I never have heart burn! I am confused what to do! Please help me!

I have hiatal hernia 4cm an grade reflux A! some dr says get surgery some not because I never have heart burn! I am confused what to do! Please help me!

Benefit vs. Risk: How'd you even know that you have a HH & then get so much info? Did you ever have symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach bleeding / ulcers? While 4 cm is a generous size, if you're not having symptoms, then weigh any (future) benefit of surgery with the risks of surgery (anesthesia, bleeding, infection, complications) which go up with age. Talk to the doc who knows you best. Good luck! ...Read more

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Heart chkd out ok had all tests. Chests pains must be my hiatel hernia pain could be brought on by purging? Protonix Pepcid tums not helping what now

Heart chkd out ok had all tests. Chests pains must be my hiatel hernia pain could be brought on by purging? Protonix Pepcid tums not helping what now

Hernia repair: I am not clear about your statement above. And why is there a question mark? Are you saying you engaged in repeated purging bringing on chest pains? Since you are stating that medical treatments are not helpful, the logical next step is to consider surgical repair of the hiatal hernia. Consult a general surgeon or thoracic surgeon.
Or stop purging? ...Read more