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Is It Possible To Have A Heart Attack Even If My Echocardiogram Is Normal
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
Yes!: Tachycardia is rapid heart beat >90/minutes. HR varies with Emotional and Physical state. And subjective feeling of rapid HR should be quantified with checking HR at that time for at least 1 minutes. If you are calm when EKG was done then it would not show Tachycardia or any other abnormal rythm. Echocardiogram was done to se if there is any structural cause for your"Tachycardia" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: One of the best known research studies to examine this issue was the framingham heart study. In the study, several thousand people were followed for 50 years. One quarter of all patients with heart attacks did not have symptoms that were recognized by the patient and were not admitted to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occurs: It happens al the time, that is why cardiac enzymes are measured in the blood. Subendocardial infarcts which are the most common, may present with normal or near normal electrocardiograms. If at the emergency room when the heart attack occurs, cardiac enzymes may still be normal. It takes 4 hours of myocardial death for troponins to begin rising. Clinical suspicion, infarct syndrome, cardiaccath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially you: could have a normal EKG early or very late in the progress of the inflammatory response. It is unlikely though and I would anticipate some not subtle changes. ...Read more
Is it normal to have a resting heart beat of 99-121 with normal Bp an don't have heart murmur or anything an if it is norm why is my doc worried abot ?
With heart failure is it possible to still have a normal blood pressure but if you feel your pulse it's weak?
BP,pulse: Yes and Yes to both questions,generally is impossible to gauge BP from the feel of a pulse especially by a lay person. ...Read more
I have flu. I have no history of heart deceases. My heart rate is a bit higher as normal. Is it normal during flu, or is this a concern?
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