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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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My father had a heart attack last week. Does this put me at a higher risk of heart attack myself? I am also overweight and over eat. Don't smoke?

My father had a heart attack last week. Does this put me at a higher risk of heart attack myself? I am also overweight and over eat. Don't smoke?

Maybe later: Predisposition for heart attack is hereditary. You are 28yo and female and that gives you certain protection now. However, because you do not want to have heart disease later in life, it is never to late to start doing right, like eating healthy and appropriately and start exercising to be in better shape, loose weight and delay or completely avoid a heart attack. Get clearance by your md. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 26 year old female I have a total cholesterol of 206 and BP systolic of 140. I also have type 2 diabetes. I am worried I will have a heart at?

Hi I'm a 26 year old female I have a total cholesterol of 206 and BP systolic of 140. I also have type 2 diabetes. I am worried I will have a heart at?

Type 2 diabetes: Type 2 diabetes may occur at your age but that would be uncommon if you are not overweight. Please check this with your doctor. If you have type 2 diabetes you can beat it within a year!!! Cholesterol and BP are not far from normal and should be "normal" if you control your diabetes. I would appreciate it if you could let me know how things develop. ...Read more

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Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

Since i was a child, I have a high heart rate (around 100bpm) at rest.This can cause me future problems? During workout i reach 180bpm.

High: U should be cn by a cardiologist 2 find the underlying cause. Don't ignore this it is serious & u need 2 be evaluated & find out the reason. U r young with many years ahead of u. ...Read more

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Having depressive thoughts and my heart rate is only 53bpm. I have a history of high cholesterol too. should I be worried?

Having depressive thoughts and my heart rate is only 53bpm. I have a history of high cholesterol too. should I be worried?

Depression?: How long have you been depressed? Do you want to hurt yourself or others? have you had heart problems before? what medications are you on? These are a few things we need to know in order to help you . Try to get to your doctor as soon as possible for a checkup ...Read more

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Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? i have a very poor diet and i am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Hi can you have a heart attack at age 23? i have a very poor diet and i am very sedentary. ECG came back, also could my arteries be clogged at 23?

Possible at 23 y.o.: Yes, what you mention is possible but less probable as when you are older. Please continue to see your doc and also discuss diet and lifestyle changes that will lower the probability of ill health even more. See a book called "Disease Proof" by David Katz for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack .Do I need a statin.?

I have a high cholesterol reading. I am fit in that I exercise 4 times a week. In december my brother had a heart attack .Do I need a statin.?

Yes: Most likely, unless there are reasons that you are unable to take a statin. These medications have been demonstrated to lower the risk for heart attacks. An elevated cholesterol and a family history of coronary heart disease suggest you would benefit from a statin. Keep up the exercise! follow a proper diet. ...Read more

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I had a hole in my heart as a child that closed I'm now 18 and suffer heart palpations and my heart rate increases dangerously during exercise. Ideas?

I had a hole in my heart as a child that closed I'm now 18 and suffer heart palpations and my heart rate increases dangerously during exercise. Ideas?

See a doctor: I am a pediatric cardiologist. The other responses here are all helpful. How do you know the HR increase during exercise is dangerous. And I am assuming the hole closed on its own, but want to confirm. If you've had heart surgery or a catheterization, you may be at an increased risk of developing a heart rhythm problem. In any case, I strongly suggest you see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 17 yr old female and i just checked my blood pressure and it is 122/79 and i have a pulse rate of 80 is either one of those high or low?

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   I am a 17 yr old female and i just checked my blood pressure and it is 122/79 and i have a pulse rate of 80 is either one of those high or low?

Normal: Your vital sign values are in the normal range. Most importantly however is if you have any symptoms or complaints you are concerned about, normal vital signs do not indicate there is no underlying problem. Best to seek counsel of your physician. ...Read more

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I was checked at the ER and have had tons of work done at a cardiologist but I'm still scared of my triponin I being .02 during my panic attack. help?

I was checked at the ER and have had tons of work done at a cardiologist but I'm still scared of my triponin I being .02 during my panic attack. help?

Too many tests: If you do a number of tests, by chance, some results will be abnormal, without there being any disease. Do not dwell on your one possibly out of whack result. You should find pursuits to keep you busy with gainful, pleasurable activities. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm 40 years old. I have been having severe anxiety for a month with panic attacks. I have just got my period twice in amonth. I get rapid heart rate/pounding but the stress test and EKG were normal. Could this be a hormonal problem?

Relaxation Response: When you get the panic attack try to create a thought record with what thought triggered that emotion. By working through your fears you can help process the stress. Simple technique like letting go medication - while inhale say let and exhale say go and will be able to watch your breathing and regulate your emotions. Sometimes irregular heartbeats can mimic panic supplement with magnesium oratate. ...Read more

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Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

Due to high blood pressure and irregular heart beat, I have to have a heart scan in a few weeks. Can still I use treadmiill for 30mins every two days?

I would urge: You to postpone the treadmill until you are cleared by your cardiologist. The added stress could exacerbate your heart irregularities or elevated your blood pressure further. ...Read more

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I think I am having heart problems or mini strokes I am way over weight my blood pressure is border line high and i take cholestrol meds i am exhausted before i begin my day can sleep at the drop of a hat. This week i can not raise my left arm with ou

I think I am having heart problems or mini strokes I am way over weight my blood pressure is border line high and i take cholestrol meds

i am exhausted before i begin my day  can sleep at the drop of a hat.  
This week i can not raise my left arm with ou

Sleep apnea: Please see your physician and discuss the possibility of sleep apnea. An overnight witnessed sleep study is required to diagnose this life threatening condition. If that is the problem, supplemental oxygen can be provided by a continuous positive airway machine ( cpap) and may save your life. ...Read more

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I am 18 and overweight. I have a fast heart rate 90 plus I think high blood pressure. What is my outlook?

I am 18 and overweight. I have a fast heart rate 90 plus I think high blood pressure. What is my outlook?

Great!: Overweight and HTN will shorten your life. In addition, being overweight may reduce your quality of life. You are still young. Changes you make now and attention you pay to chronic illness will pay off later. I say great! because you are asking the right questions and demonstrating concern. ...Read more

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I have a pfo and recently had a tia. I have normal blood pressure and weight and run regularly. I am male and 60 years old. Would you close the pfo.

I have a pfo and recently had a tia. I have normal blood pressure and weight and run regularly. I am male and 60 years old. Would you close the pfo.

No: there is mixed data on the subject. If you have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack then you could consider it. Closing the pfo entails leaving an umbrella like device in the inter atrial septum. It's an invasive procedure with its inherent risks. Talk to your cardiologist about your particular case and get a second opinion if any doubts remain. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more