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Non Invasive Heart Tests
Heart tests: Depends on what tests and why they were being done. Tests are usually looking for specific information. ...Read more
I was told that was what it was three years ago and now there saying its not and the pain is worse heart test normal what should I do now ?
Sorry: Please re ask question with detail as to what was and i will endeavor to help. ...Read more
All heart tests are normal. It bother me though that when I sit down or lay I can feel my heart beating in my chest. Not fast just feel it. Why?
GET YOUR MIND: OFF your heartbeat! EVERYONE can "feel" their heartbeat if they CONCENTRATE on it!!!! (Lying on left side with ear on pillow is a good example) Try listening to some rock music! (Or Beethoven's 5th if thats your "thing" RELAX! Hope this helps Good luck BY THE WAY HEARTBEAT IS A GOOD THING! Dr Z ...Read more
I know someone my age who suddenly died and this shook me up. I want heart tests cause its better safe than sorry. But insurance wont approve them?
Self-pay: Insurance means a company collects money from each of its clients who buy the insurance coverage. The money (called premiums) would be a lot higher if "medically unnecessary" tests are paid for by insurance. Even if you don't mind paying double premiums or higher, your neighbors may not agree with you. Thus, just pay out of pocket for "medically unnecessary" tests, and do not expect any coverage. ...Read more
I have noticed lately when laying in bed at night my heart starts racing for no reason, I feel my PAC worse. 2 years ago heart tests showed nothing?
Visit your MD: I want to encourage you to visit your doctor and get a referral to a cardiologist. You our need an EKG and possibly to wear a holter monitor. There are many normal reasons for tachycardia but the underlying cause should be elucidated. Could be related to your medications, such as Advair, and deserves a physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fen Phen: yes: If you took Fenfluramine (pondimin) as part of the famous fen phen combination, then you have a small risk of heart valve damage or pulmonary hypertension (increased pressure in veins going to lungs). We always get an echocardiogram (ultrasound of heart) in those patients. At this time, that is the only diet pill that has that worry. Not really sold since about 2000. ...Read more
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