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Can a pounding heart cause sudden death? Normal rhytm but VERY forcefull and fast rhytm, with light headedness? Can the heart collapse from this?

Can a pounding heart cause sudden death? Normal rhytm but VERY forcefull and fast rhytm, with light headedness? Can the heart collapse from this?

One fact answers all: Heart disease is the most common cause of death WORLDWIDE. The MOST COMMON way we find ischemic heart disease in patients is SUDDEN DEATH. Meaning that whether it's pounding fast, slow, soft, asleep, or doing crazy hard aerobic exercises heart disease mainly knocks on the door by KILLING ITS OWNER first; NO questions later. Talk to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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What is normal ef in a normal heart?

What is normal ef in a normal heart?

55-65% (70%): Ejection fraction (ef) is the volume of blood pumped out of the ventricle of the heart with each heart beat. Normal is 55%- 65%/70%. Levels above this are what we call hyperdynamic. Levels below this suggest a decreased ability of the heart to function. ...Read more

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My heart is on the right side am I normal?

My heart is on the right side am I normal?

Anatomy v physiology: Normally, the heart is in the middle, but because the left ventricle is larger; the heart appears to be more toward the left. There is something called dextrocardia where the heart is actually flipped around and is on the right side (not the norm), but that's not to say that you can't live a normal life with it. Just be sure to tell your doctors so they know why your ekg looks funny! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart pomputations.?

Is it normal to have heart pomputations.?

Heart palpations: If you are a healthy person with no other problems then this skips beats of your heart are probably a normal happening which all people experience. These can be a sign of other problems--thyroid, heart disease, dehydration with electrolyte abnomalies, too much coffee, overly tired with fatigue and etc. If you can exercise with no problems then these skips are usually ok.. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my heart to hurt a little?

Is it normal for my heart to hurt a little?

Pain: The heart doesn't have pain fibers. There are many causes for chest pain, some related to the heart. If you are having chest pains may be best to get checked to see what it is. ...Read more

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Sometime my heart will feel pain, isn't normal?

Sometime my heart will feel pain, isn't normal?

No: But a vague complaint. Need more info. See your doctor for full history physical. ...Read more

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Can v tach be benign in normal, healthy hearts?

VT: It can be but it may need to be treated depending on duration, rate, frequency, presence of associated symptoms, . ..Etc. ...Read more

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I have a ticklish sensation near my heart? Is that normal?

I have a ticklish sensation near my heart? Is that normal?

Not really: Not exactly sure what a "ticklish" sensation means as a description of a symptom, but maybe it is a "flutter" or skipped beat, etc.? If persists, see a dr. To be safe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a upper normal heart size common and what does that mean?

Get an echo: Upper normal limit is not normal and not common in a 27 year old, but, if it's based on a chest x-ray, it's not reliable. Ask your doctor for an echo. (comment: if you failed to take a really good deep breath at the moment they took your chest x-ray, it will falsely make your heart appear to be larger than it really is). ...Read more

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Could someone with 25 percent heart function survive normally?

EF: Depending on the cause of the abnormal heart function and the treatment, including the patient taking care of themselves, a normal life length could be possible. ...Read more

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Mornings when I wake up it feels my heart isn't beating. Normal?

Mornings when I wake up it feels my heart isn't beating. Normal?

Take your pulse: Do you mean it's beating too slowly? Take your pulse in the morning on your neck or your wrist (thumb side). If the rate is at least 55 per minute, you're probably fine. When people complain about heartbeats it's usually because they are too loud. Silent is ok. It's supposed to be working quietly there "under the hood" for you. ...Read more

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Why do some people with a hole in theur heart live a normal life?

Why do some people with a hole in theur heart live a normal life?

Septal defects: Atrial and ventricular septal defects can be quite small. If one is present and is not shunting significant amounts of blood, then a normal quality of life is possible. ...Read more

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Are there ways to live a normal life with a serious heart defect?

Are there ways to live a normal life with a serious heart defect?

Yes: I do not know your specifics but changes in lifestyle, including nutrition, secondary and primary prevention measures, close follow up with your physicians should make a different. Of course, we can't change genetics and its consequences. ...Read more

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I'm 17, I have pains in the heart randomly. .. Is that normal?!?!

I'm 17, I have pains in the heart randomly. .. Is that normal?!?!

Yes: Patients who describe chest pain as "pain in my heart" ALMOST NEVER HAVE HEART DISEASE!! (An Old_Medical Student's Rule)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What test are used to determine if your heart us structurally normal?

What test are used to determine if your heart us structurally normal?

EKG and ultrasound: Ekg shows how the heart is pacing and conducting electricity in the muscle, rules out arrhythmia and also ischemia. Ultrasound assess the muscle and rules out valve disease, septum defect and muscle contraction.
The coronarpgraphy shows the circulation, is more invasive and is done if ischemia has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I can feel my heart beating in random places in my body! Is this normal?

I can feel my heart beating in random places in my body! Is this normal?

Generally normal: Its completely normal to feel the heart beat at places in the body where the arteries that carry blood from the heart are close to the surface and easily felt. This includes the wrist, the neck, the groin, your feet and in some individuals the upper abdomen and temples. Overwhelmongly this is normal. If the pulse is irregular this could indicate a medical problem and a doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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When a hole has been repaired, will the heart becomes normal and healthy?

When a hole has been repaired, will the heart becomes normal and healthy?

Septal defect: If an atrial or ventricular septal defect is repaired at the appropriate time the heart will usually return to a fairly normal state. If repair doesn't take place before signficant changes have occured, sometimes full return to normal doesn't happen. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I sit on the couch or in bed heart goes slower than normal?

Sometimes when I sit on the couch or in bed heart goes slower than normal?

Normal: Your heart rate will adjust to your energy requirements. When you are quiet, your heart rate naturally slows. When you exercise, your rate increases. ...Read more

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How can I help my child feel normal in gym class when he has a heart condition?

How can I help my child feel normal in gym class when he has a heart condition?

Check with his MD: If your son's cardiologist has cleared him for full activity, make sure he knows that he is normal in gym class. If he has activity restrictions, ask if it's appropriate for him to be in gym, and get a medical exemption if it's not. If he can participate but is limited, ask his gym teacher or school counselor to work out a modified plan for him that lets him do as much as possible. ...Read more

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How long after working out should your heart go back to normal beating patterns?

How long after working out should your heart go back to normal beating patterns?

Depends on fitness..: Generally it is related to your fitness level. Heart rate falls rapidly to resting levels in 1 to 2 minutes if you have a high level of fitness. On the other hand the lower the physical fitness the longer it takes to return to resting levels. ...Read more

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My heart sometimes beats 'faster' and sometimes neutral, is it just normal or not?

It can be normal: Each individual can have significant variability in his/her respective heart rates. It depends on how fast is fast and if it's a "regular" rhythm, and when it is fast. If you provide more information, we may be able to provide better guidance. ...Read more

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How can some people with a hole in their heart live a normal life up to certain age?

How can some people with a hole in their heart live a normal life up to certain age?

Hole in the heart: This depends on two things, where the hole is located and how big the hole is. The decision about closing a hole is base on how much blood flows through the hole. A large hole will allow a lot of blood through and would need to be fixed early in life. A small hole could allow a small amount of blood through and thus may not need to be fixed until adulthood. A tiny hole may never need to be fixed. ...Read more