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How Long Does It Take For A Heart To Become Enlarged
47 male. Cardio said my heart is slightly enlarged. I had high BP and cholesterol that required meds. No longer take them due to weight loss/lifestyle changes. Now both are normal. Will my heart decrease?
Size doesn't matter: I'm in sports training right now and my heart's big once again. The size of the heart is not a concern. I'm an autopsy pathologist, and 100% of obese people have enlarged hearts simply from carrying the weight. Ditto if you're doing serious athletics. A large heart is no more a liability than a weight-lifter's big biceps -- it's what the enlargement is a marker for. Big or not, you've done well. ...Read more
How long does it take for a heart rythm to go back to normal after a 30 minutes fast walk/jogging? Is it normal to still be in the 90 after 45min of finishing exercise?
Hr after exercise: It depends how much you are in shape. Is it the first day of exercise after being not so active for a long time. And also what is your bSeline HR before the exercise. Usually no it does not take that long for hr to return to normal -10-15 min of resting should make you very comfortable, drinking fluids also help. If you have any concerns or not feel right after the exercise, see your PCP and ...Read more
Check the lab values: Contusions of the heart itself, when related to trauma vary vastly in terms of severity. Contusions that are clinically important generally have laboratory and EKG signs of injury. The damage is no longer ongoing when lab values cease to keep trending up. The rate at which it takes to return to normal is not entirely clear. Note: this is not the same a fractured sternum.. ...Read more
Rheumatic Disease: Hi Jessie, Acute rheumatic fever, isn't due to group A strep spreading to the heart. If strep throat remains untreated, the symptoms will resolve, however the bacteria will remain and cause an autoimmune response that can affect the heart within weeks of the initial throat infection. Therefore, it is very important to treat strep throat if it is suspected, or as soon as it is diagnosed. ...Read more
30 minutes or more: In a person dying at room temperature, you may notice the body feeling cool at 30 minutes. No one will miss the body feeling cold at 10 hours. ...Read more
Periodontal disease: Your question should be how do I best take care of my teeth and gums so that I never get periodontal disease that could affect my heart. See your dentist, have your teeth cleaned and checked for gum disease. ANY gum disease can affect your heart. No time is "safe". If you have periodontal disease, seek treatment and be safe. ...Read more
Usually a few days: Sometimes, it may also take a few months, and in rare cases, it may take longer. Uncommonly, the holes may not fully close and can cause problems in rare cases. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the "hole" he has. There are different types of defects, some will never close themselves, and some might partially or fully close, but, again, it depends on the type of defect. ...Read more
Depends: Recovery depends on the size extent, location, type of heart attack and the treatments given at the time. Most people need 1 month of some type of rest and recovery then cardiac rehab for several weeks to months. ...Read more
Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take for verapamil to work to slow your heart down took 3rd tablet and heart still 150bpm?
Need to see other: 150 rate for 3 days is too long go to an er and get treatment. ...Read more
Briefly: The first signal can be sudden death- as pain happens. ...Read more
Verapamil: Given orally it can take more than an hour, given intravenously verapamil can work in minutes or less. ...Read more
Ablation: While gross healing is within a week or so, it usually takes six weeks or more for rhythm to settle down. ...Read more
How long does it take to get the trace of weed out of a system? My boyfriend was on blood thinners because of a heart condition he has and he smoked pot with an old friend of his and when he had to take a drug test it showed up positive. He failed to tell
A few days: If it is truly only one use it will show up for 3-4 days at most, depending on the amount smoked. However, if it is regular smoking of marijuana, it can last many weeks or even months. If your husband is on blood thinners, he needs to know that there are a huge number of potential drug interactions that can increase or decrease effectiveness of blood thinners and put him at risk, including pot. ...Read more
2 to 3 months: While recovering from a heart transplant requires healing from open chest surgery, the improved heart function from the pre-operative condition should make the well selected recipient enthusiastic. Overall progress should be exciting. ...Read more
Highly variable.....: Everyone recovers at their own pace - it depends on age, reason for the transplant, and other medical conditions you may have. It can take 6 weeks to 6 months. What is very important is that you go to cardiac rehabilitation after your transplant. If you haven't been referred, ask your cardiologist or primary doctor to get you in. The cardiac rehab staff will get you on the road to recovery. ...Read more
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How long does it take for contrast dye to leave your system? Been having twitches and heart papulations irritated. Its been 16 hours. Rn saidy its nerve
Contrast: If your kidney function is normal then the contrast should be out of your system in less than 24hrs. That's why blood test with BUN ; creatinine is done before any angio or where contrast is needed. After contrast is used then we encourage pts to drink more fluids to flush the contrast out of the system. ...Read more
How long does it take for ones chest to heal from open heart surgery? And how long does it take to fully recover?
Weeks to Months: You will be home usually within a week but rehabilitation is a big part of recovery and it will take several more weeks before you feel 100%. The sternotomy will be sore until it fully heals. In addition, if you had a vein harvest from the legs, it takes several weeks for these wounds to heal. Overall it takes a month or two before you feel fully recovered. ...Read more
Depends: This is usually not an issue of healing but of getting the right destruction of the right area of the heart. Healing will most likely be completed in a matter of a week but it is not a healing issue. Discuss with your cardiologist/electophysiologist and have a complete understanding prior to the procedure unless done emergently. Monitoring may be in order for a while after the procedure. ...Read more
What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart?
Unusual to affect he: Anemia rarely causes any heart damage although the Heart has to work harder in patients who have more than mild Anemia and that too if they have chronic Anemia like in patients with Sickle cell disease or other hemolytic anemias for which there is no cure. Most times this does not mean that the heart is damaged or diseased due to anemia. ...Read more
I took 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) for 4 days I have been off of it for 6 days How long does it take to get out of my system? I've had heart palpitations all day
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