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Doctor insights on: How Can You Tell If You Have A Leaky Heart

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Can an echocardiogram tell if you have inflammation of a major heart valve?

Can an echocardiogram tell if you have inflammation of a major heart valve?

No: An echocardiogram can tell valve "leakiness", valve "stenosis" and other structural abnormalities such as cholesterol build up, "healed" scar from prior infection, or "prolapse", cannot really tell "inflammation". ...Read more

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What can a doctor tell by listening to your heart can they tell if you have some sort of heart disease?

What can a doctor tell by listening to your heart can they tell if you have some sort of heart disease?

Auscultation: By listening through the stethoscope a doctor can observe the heart's rhythm, take the heart rate, listen for murmurs and additional heart sounds. These details in conjunction with auxillary testing are important in making a diagnosis for many heart conditions. ...Read more

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Can a dr tell if you have congestive heart failure if the only simptons you have is shortness of breath. I have many of the med health procongestive?

Can a dr tell if you have congestive heart failure if the only simptons you have is shortness of breath. I have many of the med health procongestive?

Heart failure: There are many causes of shortness of breath aside from heart failure. Other symptoms like leg swelling, shortness of breath when laying flat etc.. Chest x ray and blood test, and ultrasound of the heart may also help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my heart is fine?

How can I tell if my heart is fine?

Heart: If you have no symptoms and have normal exercise tolerance, the chances are your heart is fine. To 'tell' you really have to see a doctor for history physical and perhaps tests if indicated. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your heart stops?

How can you tell if your heart stops?

Asystole: If your heart stops beating for more than a few seconds you won't be awake or maybe alive to figure it out. If somebody else passes out and they don't have a pulse, you can suspect strongly that their heart isn't beating. ...Read more

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How can I tell how efficient my heart is?

How can I tell how efficient my heart is?

Energy: The heart is efficient if you have no problems, have enough energy each day, no shortness of breath etc. Cardiologists do have methods of determining efficiency and a visit with a cardiologist can you give you the mathematical terms you may be needing. It is more efficient if you eat well, drink fluids, and moderately exercise, don't smoke, don't stress too much...The usual. ...Read more

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How to tell if your heart is working right.

How to tell if your heart is working right.

Bascially two tests: For your heart are electrocardiogram (ekg) and echocardiogram. The first tests the electrical conduction of your heart, the latter tests the mechanical function of your heart. Ask your doctor, but neither test is necessary at your age if you are not having symptoms. ...Read more