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Does Zoloft have bad side affects long term? Like kidney, heart, liver disease?

Does Zoloft have bad side affects long term? Like kidney, heart, liver disease?

Few side effects: Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidpressant SSRI that rarely can lead to inflammation of the liver or other allergic reactions. Main side effect occurs with sudden withdrawal (reduce dosage gradually) or the so-called "serotonin syndrome" if taken with other drugs that increase the likelihood of this side effect. ...Read more

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Is long term using omeprzole dangerous for the heart?

Is long term using omeprzole dangerous for the heart?

No: I am not aware of any long term (greater than 5 years) data that would suggest Omeprazole use is dangerous for the heart. ...Read more

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What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

What are effects on the heart after long term stress?

May benefit: There's good stress and bad stress -- "eustress" makes me work to achieve meaningful goals, while being in an impossible situation or lacking resources / habits to deal with tough situations can cause you to generate stress hormones that may raise blood pressure and damage the vessels (more than the heart itself, long-run). No simple answer, but good luck with whatever situation you've been in. ...Read more

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Are there long term effets of heart fluttering?

Are there long term effets of heart fluttering?

Type?: Atrial fibrillation, which you will recognize as an irregular heart beat, needs to be managed carefully to prevent blood clots from forming in the atria and breaking off to cause stroke. Atrial flutter / supraventricular tachycardia, sudden runs of rapid beats that may take away your breath, is much less worrisome but can be treated. Forgive me if I've mis-guessed what you mean, and good luck. ...Read more

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Can magnesium overuse cause long term heart problems?

Can magnesium overuse cause long term heart problems?

No.: Magnesium sulfate can cause toxicity when infused at excessive rates, however its effects quickly dissipate once the infusion is stopped (excreted via urine rather promptly). In extreme cases of severe toxicity cardiac arrest can occur and result in death or permanent deficits in neurological or cardiac function; this is very rare and exceptional. ...Read more

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How will having heart attack affect my long-term health?

How will having heart attack affect my long-term health?

Feel encouraged!: Depends on the size of your heart attack, how fast you received treatment and how compliant you are with medications and following a healthy life style. Feel encouraged, you can do things to positively improve your health. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Can prolonged severe anaemia cause long term heart problems? Even after the anaemia is resolved.

Heart dilation: Severe anemia decreases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, so the heart responds by increasing cardiac output. If the anemia is severe, one of the adaptations may be heart enlargement. Wall stress is higher in dilated ventricles, potentially, and this can lead to myocardial remodeling (scar). Repeated transfusion therapy as a treatment for anemia may lead to iron overload of the heart. ...Read more

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Is it true that training strength with a fitness programme, can be dangerous for you heart in the long term?

Is it true that training strength with a fitness programme, can be dangerous for you heart in the long term?

Not usually: Unless a person has under treated hypertension or existing heart disease. The straining associated with lifting weights transiently increases blood pressure and cardiac afterload. In a stressed heart that is already thickened by hbp the afterload increase can weaken the heart further. Getting a medical exam first is appropriate and highly advised. ...Read more

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Can long term ritalin (methylphenidate) use cause heart problems?

Can long term ritalin (methylphenidate) use cause heart problems?

Unlikely: Studies show Ritalin (methylphenidate) raise heart rate and blood pressure minimally and should not have any long term effect on your heart. I would be more worried about obesity, inactivity and smoking as a contributing factor. ...Read more

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What is the long term implication of a resting heart rate in the upper 90 s?

What is the long term implication of a resting heart rate in the upper 90 s?

Variable: May be none but in some cases heart can enlarge. Question is etiology of high resting heart rate? Anemia, thyroid, etc. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any long term dangers of having a constant regular sinus rythym, yet slightly tachycardic heart rate?

Is there any long term dangers of having a constant regular sinus rythym, yet slightly tachycardic heart rate?

Probably not: There is a tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy which is occasionally seen in people with a chronic tachycardia. The exact rate necessary to produce the problem is not clear but it would be less likely to occur with a "mild" tachycardia. When there is tachycardia, though, we always look for the cause. If your thyroid gland is overactive for instance that needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Do I need to report congestive heart failure as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Do I need to report congestive heart failure as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Possible: CHF can resolve if the underlying abnormality causing the CHF can be fixed. CHF can be the result of heart muscle dysfunction, valve dysfunction, pericardial dysfunction, or even a kidney abnormality. If the underlying abnormality can be repaired, such as valve replacement or recovery of kidney function, CHF may resolve. ...Read more

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Would a resting heart rate mostly late 90s to 100 be considered stable in AF or could that damage the heart long term?

Would a resting heart rate mostly late 90s to 100 be considered stable in AF or could that damage the heart long term?

Heart rate: The reported heart rate is excessive at rest regardless of normal sinus rhythm or atrial fibrillation and needs to be evaluated to exclude significant pathology; please consult with at your flecainide prescribing physician ...Read more

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Yest. I took an extra Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg pill by accident on top of usual dose. Heart rt seemed elevated but back to normal now. Chance of long term harm?

Yest. I took an extra Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg pill by accident on top of usual dose. Heart rt seemed elevated but back to normal now. Chance of long term harm?

Probably ok: I've seen pts taking 600mg/day regularly with no ill effects--so you are probably in no danger--probably should run it by your doc to see what he/she says ...Read more

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Are there long term heart affects to chronic insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns?

Are there long term heart affects to chronic insomnia and disrupted sleep patterns?

Yes: Experimental studies have shown that sleep deprivation can cause hypertension (HTN) & increases in inflammatory markers associated with heart disease. Epidemiological studies show relationship between sleep duration & htn, heart disease, and even all-cause mortality rates. ...Read more

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Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage? I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Can a one week use of meth cause long term heart damage? I went to the hospital w/ accelerated heart rate. Haven't used in 2 months still feel sick.

Actually it can: We pathologists are familiar with a curious lesion with fibrous tissue around individual heart cells that seems to run with curious rhythm problems. If you value your life, don't ever do "meth" again -- or if you don't value your life, think of the people who love you and who'd be sad if you were to see you die suddenly from it. It happens every day. Be smart. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a magnesium sulfate overdose cause long term heart problems?

No.: Magnesium sulfate can cause toxicity when infused at excessive rates, however its effects quickly dissipate once the infusion is stopped (excreted via urine rather promptly). In extreme cases of severe toxicity cardiac arrest can occur and result in death or permanent deficits in neurological or cardiac function; this is very rare and exceptional. ...Read more

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Is revolade is safe for long term use in itp for a heart patiant and diabaties patient already having a stun?

Is revolade is safe for long term use in itp for a heart patiant and diabaties patient already having a stun?

Eltrombopag: I've never personally used the drug but I looked it up and read about it: it's main toxicity is in the liver and shouldn't be given to people with liver disease. There are no warnings for either heart patients or for patients with diabetes. It's intended for long term use. You should remain under the supervision of the prescribing physician. The drug is generally safe with monitoring. ...Read more

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How safe and effective is Atenolol? Can it hurt my heart in the long run? Is it safe for my heart? Is long term use ok?

How safe and effective is Atenolol? Can it hurt my heart in the long run? Is it safe for my heart? Is long term use ok?

Why are you on it: Beta blockers don't harm directly the heart or other organs. But like all medications have side effects. Why are you on it? If you are talking for blood pressure control it is meant to prevent long term effects on your heart. But remember all medications have side effect. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of long term heart problems from years on ritalin (methylphenidate)? Why would they prescribe these meds with these possible effects?

Have you ever heard of long term heart problems from years on ritalin (methylphenidate)? Why would they prescribe these meds with these possible effects?

Rarely, heart rhythm: There is a tiny risk of rhythm problems in your heart if you take ritalin (methylphenidate). But the benefit is much greater than the very small risk, which is not unusual with many useful medicines. So you have to balance the risk with the benefit. ...Read more

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What long term effect does a cardiac arrest have on your heart?

What long term effect does a cardiac arrest have on your heart?

Depends: On degree of damage or not.
If with heart attack and dead muscle it can be severe.
If a chemical issue, and no damage the heart may be fine. ...Read more

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Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Yes: Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Lastly device therapy with biventricular pacemakers can be quite effective. ...Read more

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What are the long term consequences of acute on chronic diastolic heart failure?

What are the long term consequences of acute on chronic diastolic heart failure?

Depends: I assume you mean chronic diastolic heart failure with acute exacerbation. Its what happens in diastolic heart failure-subject to intermittent acute exacerbation. It is particularly sensitive to heart rate and fluid volume. Sudden death is another consequence besides heart failure. Atrial fibrillation is common and therefore stroke risk. Others die from comoerbiditieswhich are frequent such as kidney ...Read more

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What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

What are the long term complications of a baby having open heart surgery for an asd?

Minimal: Open heart surgical repair of an ASD carries the most risk at the time of surgery, due to anesthesia. Long term a few patients will develop an atrial arrhythmia; most are perfectly fine. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of having heart surgery when I was 8 months old?

What are the long term side effects of having heart surgery when I was 8 months old?

No data??????????: You have not stated the reason for the heart surgery, what procedure was done, any related problems later or any other information. Without any background information there is no way to provide a reasoned answer. You should talk this over with your doc or any others who have the benefit of knowing the specifics. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been told that long term depression can lead to heart disease. True or not?

Not likely: If you have cardiovascular heart disease, long term untreated depression could interfere with therapy and worse symptoms. But a direct cause effect unlikely. Broken heart syndrome or takotsubo syndrome it's a rare cause of cardiac failure. And it's a direct cause effect of a severe emotion causing a heart condition. Check with your doctor. ...Read more