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How a pneumothorax can cause heart to shift?

How a pneumothorax can cause heart to shift?

Closed space: The chest cavity is a closed space so if there is a puncture in the lung, air escapes through the lining of the lung into the surrounding chest cavity. Since it can't escape, the pressure increases pushing everything to the other side of the chest, including the heart. Decompression with a needle or tube is then necessary to relieve the pressure and allow the heart to shift back into place. ...Read more

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How is it that a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

How is it that a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

Tension: A tension pneumo causes pressure build up with air and squeezes your heart until it can't beat anymore. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

Can you tell me how a pneumothorax can cause heart to stop?

If there is tension: If the pneumothorax creates a lot of pressure/air buildup in the chest, it can compress the veins draining into the heart and cause the heart to stop beating. This is called Tension Pneumothorax, and it is a medical emergency. If not promptly treated, it can cause death. ...Read more

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What happens that causes pneumothorax to cause heart to stop?

What happens that causes pneumothorax to cause heart to stop?

Blood flow: All blood from the right side of the heart go to the lungs, oxygenate then go to the left side of the heart to be pumped to the rest of the body. In pneumothorax, the collapsed lung has high pressure due to collapsed arteries and put too much strain on the right side of the heart to overcome, less oxygenation, and the heart may not be able to do it and it stops pumping. ...Read more

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My father in law had a heart attack and a pneumothorax. How can those be related?

My father in law had a heart attack and a pneumothorax. How can those be related?

One Triggers: If a person has emphysema and develops a spontaneus pneumothorax that progresses to a tension pneumothorax, the cardiopulmonary stress can trigger a myocardial infarction if coronary artery disease is present. Otherwise, two separate independent events. ...Read more

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Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?

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Cardiomediastinal silhouette. Lungs are clear. No pleural effusion or pneumothorax. Do I have heart murmur?

Heart sounds: Heart murmurs are found while listening to the heart with a stethoscope and evaluated with an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) to determine it poses a problem. Chest x-ray can show complications of having heart murmurs from valve problems such as heart failure and enlarged heart chambers. ...Read more

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Why am i having collapsed lung after heart surgery?

Why am i having collapsed lung after heart surgery?

Several: Several reasons: air in the chest is very common as the very delicate pleura may be entered anytime. This is called collapse- pneumothorax. The chest tubes drain fluid and air. Post operative atelectasis is also called collapse and follows chest surgery, pain, poor cough, and improves with incentive spirometry, cough with pain control. ...Read more

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Can a collapsed lung lead to a heart attack in someone with a family history of heart problems?

Can a collapsed lung lead to a heart attack in someone with a family history of heart problems?

Yes: A collapes lung can cause a heart attack either by lowering your oxygen levels or by causing a tension pneumothorax, which can prevent circulation of blood by preventing your heart form filling with blood and thereby preventing your heart from pumping blood to the rest of your body (and to itself). ...Read more

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Hearts beating harder and slower than usual. Can feel it more lately? What could cause this? Thanks

Hearts beating harder and slower than usual. Can feel it more lately? What could cause this? Thanks

Your question is a: little more unusual than the standard palpitations question: often when one's heart seems to be beating more forcefully it is also more rapid.It brings to mind that your heart rhythm may have slowed and you are having some intermittent ventricular premature contractions/beats (VPC's).This can be due to anxiety, stress, caffeine, etc. I think it deserves a holter/24 hr ECG monitor to see what's up. ...Read more

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What can cause random heart pains?

What can cause random heart pains?

Chest pain: Do you have chest pain? How do you know it's your heart? There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause my intense heart pains?

What can cause my intense heart pains?

Chest pain: Do you have chest pain? How do you know it's your heart? There are many causes of chest pain, the heart is but one, intestinal gas and thoracic musculoskeletal pains are very common, anxiety and panic attacks likewise are frequent causes. You should always ask the doctors who see you what they think is the problem you came for and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What typically causes heart apex problems?

What typically causes heart apex problems?

Apex: apex is hard to see on imaging tests. Coronary artery disease is probably the commonest cause of abnormal apex reports ...Read more

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What can cause heart symptoms?

What can cause heart symptoms?

Heart symptoms: Slow or fast heart rates, low bp, inadequate oxygen delivery to the heart muscle, or acute/chronic valvular dysfunction can cause heart symptoms. ...Read more

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How do emotions cause heart pain?

How do emotions cause heart pain?

Through adrenaline: Emotions increase adrenaline which in turn increases oxygen demand for the heart. Additionally, emotions increase anxiety which can also manifest with chest pain. ...Read more

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Can sottopelle cause heart to race?

Can sottopelle cause heart to race?

sottopelle: I can't find any good medical data on this form of therapy. I can find only commercial advertisements. As such i can't comment with scientific data. If it really is similar to male and female hormones, cardiac side effects would be possible. ...Read more

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Could herbex products cause heart problems?

Could herbex products cause heart problems?

Herbex: I can't find the list of what's in them on their website. If they don't list their components, I sure wouldn't use them ...Read more

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Can anxiety eventually cause heart proplems?

Can anxiety eventually cause heart proplems?

Stress factors: People who suffer from anxiety at a clinical level are more susceptible to cardiac issues, particularly due to stress levels. However, stress reducers like exercise are effective in reducing the anxiety and stress, as well as strengthening heart function. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of heart problems?

Major causes heart: Major causes of heart problems in the U.S. are smoking, increasing age, male gender, hypertension, diet (e.g. cholesterol), obesity, and diabetes. ...Read more