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Weight 345 now 331. Heart rate was 70-80's now 50-60's resting. Eating low carb, low fat, low sugar With housework it's 114. Is it safe?

Weight 345 now 331. Heart rate was 70-80's now 50-60's resting. Eating low carb, low fat, low sugar With housework it's 114. Is it safe?

Cautiously: Congratulations on taking a road to better health! I'm surprised your heart rate dropped this much with a 15# weight loss; perhaps you are exercising more/staying active. I'm not worried about that change. I presume you are not on any blood sugar lowering medicine. Your blood sugar should be fine on this diet as long as your daily calorie intake DOES NOT fall below 1000-1200 cal/day. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Strong family history of heart disease. Confused about the best diet? low fat or low carb, as studies are coming stating whole grains cause inflamatio

Talk to your doctor : Read the book, "The China Study". Dr. Campbell makes a very strong case for a whole food diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. No dairy and no meat (no animal protein). Beans and nuts for protein source. This is a Vegan diet. This is the best diet for a healthy heart. ...Read more

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A 51 year old ex figure skater, who's in good shape had Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Are odds of SCA very low for someone with no known heart abnormalities?

A 51 year old ex figure skater, who's in good shape had Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Are odds of SCA very low for someone with no known heart abnormalities?

Yes, but never zero.: Known for over 8 decades that 1/2 of US population has atherosclerosis by later childhood, despite typically no symptoms for decades. Symptoms are from plaque ruptures & clots, most without evident symptoms, yet can close major arteries within minutes: thus SCA with no warning signs in advance, including normal cholesterol & angiogram without evident problems days prior. ...Read more

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Is heart abnormalities or heart disease caught in blood pressure test? Went to doc & bp is normal but have left side chest pain.what it is?

Is heart abnormalities or heart disease caught in blood pressure test? Went to doc & bp is normal but have left side chest pain.what it is?

Chest pain...: You don't need to have an abnormal blood pressure in order to demonstrate you are having heart problems. Many people who suffer heart attacks(for example) appear with normal blood pressure. However it is certainly true that those that suffer of high blood pressure have a higher risk for heart issues. If you are in doubt and having chest pain go and see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Will Autonomic Function Testing also show any possibly heart abnormalities? Can ANS dys. Cause abnormal EKG in otherwise health heart? Connected?

Will Autonomic Function Testing also show any possibly heart abnormalities? Can ANS dys. Cause abnormal EKG in otherwise health heart? Connected?

No, only some: issues as a function of the methods used. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures sending >1,000,000 orders/sec brain?body with similar feedback, the real Hi-Tech is always inside. Medical technology is always, in varying degrees, low-tech, simplistic reflection of limited aspects of human behaviors with limited insights. Can ANS drive EKG changes? Absolutely, study: https://goo.gl/gIycBT. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

How safe is it to take cardizem for fast heart rate with low bp. Side effects?

Depends: Cardizem is a good rate controling agent and usually a fairly mild BP medication. Unfortunately untill you try it wont really know. Would start at low dose and work up to higher doses as tolerated. If you feel light headed or dizzy on the medication stop it and notify your doctor so they can make a change. ...Read more

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What are common side effects of a heart test?

What are common side effects of a heart test?

Heart tests: There are a legion of heart tests, most have no significant side effects. Some like cardiac catheterization or nuclear tests can have side effects. You need to ask specific tests relative to their specific potential side effects. ...Read more

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