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Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent. 3 weeks post op still has hard swelling. Is this bad?

Husband has AAA stent. Right groin was site of heart cath as well as AAA stent. 3 weeks post op still has hard swelling. Is this bad?

Not necessarily: 2 intervention via one femoral artery, can cause scar tissue, but be in touch with your cardiologist and he might order a doppler from the site. ...Read more

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Cardiac Catheterization (Definition)

This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more


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I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

I am feeling fatigue, occasionally dizziness swelling of calves&ankles., occasionally leg cramps. Heart cath was good, leg circulation test was good what could be wrong

You need to visit: Your internist, for a complete history and physical. Blood work sounds like a good idea as well. Do you take medications? Any medical conditions? Cramping in legs at night? Or while walking? There are more questions that need to be answered.....To help you. ...Read more

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I am having a double heart cath, trying to find a way to relieve pressure from my lungs. So my heart will stop swell'n what do u think?

I am having a double heart cath, trying to find a way to relieve pressure from my lungs. So my heart will stop swell'n what do u think?

Good info: These tests will provide helpful I formation about the anatomy of your heart, the blood vessels of your heart and the pressures inside the chambers of your heart. In many cases the information gathered during these tests will help guide your medical therapy. ...Read more

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My heart is swelling and I have severe pain. What can I do?

My heart is swelling and I have severe pain. What can I do?

ER: With this limited data, I interpret severe chest pain. In that case, call 911 or go to an er as soon as possible is the right answer. ...Read more

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Why has my heart been skipping beats? Parts of my body are swelling.?

Why has my heart been skipping beats? Parts of my body are swelling.?

Unrelated: Everybody's heart skips beats. Avoid nicotine, caffeine, and alcohol. Reduce stress and get plenty of sleep. If you're still bothered, a 24 hour recording of your heart and and echo (plus some routine lab work) would be indicated. Swelling is a completely unrelated problem. If you're female, monthly hormonal changes may be the culprit. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heart has been skipping beats and parts of my body are swelling.?

What do you suggest if my heart has been skipping beats and parts of my body are swelling.?

Where's swelling?: Palpitations may be benign however if you have progressive swelling in your legs, you should see you doctor soon as this may be an indication of heart disease. Irregular heart rhythm with structural heart disease is a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I have vein swelling near the heart region. What can I do?

I have vein swelling near the heart region. What can I do?

First step is: To get evaluated by your physician to see of this is benign or something more serious. ...Read more

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What does it mean when swelling diminishes after the leg is elevated above heart level?

What does it mean when swelling diminishes after the leg is elevated above heart level?

Dependent edema: The most common sites for dependent edema are the arms, legs, and ankles. There are several health factors that can cause this type of swelling. It can be caused by congestive heart failure, other cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, liver disease, or lung disease. See your physician for further discussion. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/8857.htm ...Read more

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How could a right sided heart failure lead to swelling of the ankles but left sided would not?

How could a right sided heart failure lead to swelling of the ankles but left sided would not?

The right side of: Heart receives blood from the body so if it is not functioning properly it won't be able to receive well and hence there will be a back flow and this usually ends up in the lower extremity as gravity will then rule.
The left side of the heart allows the blood to flow to the rest of the body so if its not functioning it won't make it out or pump it. (Rather simplistic explanation, but hope you get ...Read more

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My husband has swelling on the right side of his chest. He is a heart patient and has had two heart attacks before...What does the swelling indicate?

My husband has swelling on the right side of his chest. He is a heart patient and has had two heart attacks before...What does the swelling indicate?

Skin / muscle / bone: Cardiac disease does not present with "swelling on the chest." I am not sure what the swelling represents, but I am most sure that it is outside his chest cavity and related to skin, muscle or bone. Your husband is unfortunate to have had heart disease while you are still at such a young age. ...Read more

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Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Yes: You need a full history and physical to determine the cause and not just a heart check. Based on your history and risk factors additional testing may be needed. ...Read more

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My eyes swelling it looks like going out, I have a heart palpitation?

My eyes swelling it looks like going out, I have a heart palpitation?

Exopthalmos/ tachy: Go to a doctor or ER today and get your thyroid hormone level checked. Go today. They will likely do an EKG as well to make sure the heart has normal rhythm. ...Read more

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I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney heart diease I am on meds to

I do have swelling in my legs and feet why doese it fell like things are cawiig on me I do have corney heart diease I am on meds to

Many possibilities: The feeling of bugs crawling on your skin can be caused by a variety of different conditions some of which including peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, vitamin B12 deficiency, Morgellons disease and side effects to medications. Discuss it with you physician and have them help you determine the cause. ...Read more

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I thought deep pain in my legs was from my heart, but cath came back 'clean.' What else could it be? Also have swelling, numbness above knee.

I thought deep pain in my legs was from my heart, but cath came back 'clean.' What else could it be? Also have swelling, numbness above knee.

Arthritis: As a rheumatologist leg pain would IMG_3941.JPGnot usually let us think about the heart as being the cause. We think about arthritis, we think about circulation, We would think about muscle problems, and I would discuss this with your physician and consider seeing a rheumatologist ...Read more

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Weak heart but otherwise healthy. Why do I get swelling in my legs and bottom? 66

Weak heart but otherwise healthy. Why do I get swelling in my legs and bottom? 66

Weak heart & swellin: If you know that you have a "weak heart", I presume you mean that you have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Swelling is one of the most common symptoms of this condition. It can usually be adequately treated by finding the proper dose of a potent diuretic like Furosemide (lasix). Consult your doctor. It would not be a good or safe idea to manage diuretics on your own. ...Read more

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Docs have been testing for heart prob woke up with swelling in L leg then later in my R arm should I Goto hosp? 1st time swelling has happened

Docs have been testing for heart prob woke up with swelling in L leg then later in my R arm should I Goto hosp? 1st time swelling has happened

Yes: If you have ben having tests done, I assume you have been getting IVs or blood draws etc done, along with possibly being more sedentary lately… I would want to make sure you do not have a blood clot in your leg or an infection or hematoma in your arm after an IV or blood draw. The swelling in one leg and one arm are not typical for a heart problem such as heart failure. ...Read more

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While playing footballe I got heart in my right foot first fingure it is swelling and paining me very much what should I do for instant relief?

While playing footballe I got heart in my right foot first fingure it is swelling and paining me very much what should I do for instant relief?

Supportive to start: Such injuries require you stay off of it and rest it. Ice packs are good for the initial 24-48 hours. Keeping the foot elevated will help with managing the swelling. Anti-inflammatories help as well. This should get x-rayed asap. The sooner the extent of injury is known, the better and expedient the recovery. ...Read more

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What to do if heart failure, legs swelling. But only when active?

What to do if heart failure, legs swelling. But only when active?

Heart failure: This may mean your heart failure is not under good control. Your medications may need to be adjusted. Talk to your provider. ...Read more

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Can a decayes tooth be infected and cause swelling with pain? Can an untreated infected tooth cause heart infection?

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Can a decayes tooth be infected and cause swelling with pain? Can an untreated infected tooth cause heart infection?

Yes: Yes to both. Decaying teeth can cause swelling and pain and may even lead to jaw bone infections. Also, the constant source of infection from an untreated infected tooth is a well known cause of endocarditis, which is the heart infection you are talking about. ...Read more

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My granddaughter is 5yrs old, she now has a heart mummer with slight heart enlargement, her body has swelling and her last sed rate is 22.?

My granddaughter is 5yrs old, she now has a heart mummer with slight heart enlargement, her body has swelling and her last sed rate is 22.?

See cardiologist: Your grand daughter heart is not pumping well, getting large swelling of the body, she is going in. congestive heart failure. She needs treatment, Get her checked up by cardiologist and get her treated NOW before it is late. Herl last sed rate is only little high, that happens in this condition ...Read more

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Swelling of the feet and hands mean heart failure, right?

Swelling of the feet and hands mean heart failure, right?

Not necessarily.: There are numerouis reasons for swelling of the extremities, heart failure is one of them. ...Read more

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What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

What are some reasons my legs and abdomen would be swelling if my heart tests came back clear?

Many causes: There are other causes of abdomen and leg swellings. Potential causes can be liver disease, pulmonary hypertension, undiagnosed or untreated obstructive sleep apnea, blood clots, obesity, leaky valves of veins, high salt diet. I would get thoroughly evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

Two causes that come: To my mind, without any injury (fall or something heavy falling on the foot or ankle) are Gout or Pseudogout. Others include maybe an insect bite.
See your PCP to have a blood test and even some fluid removed from the swollen part might provide an answer (Dx). ...Read more

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After spraining my ankle still have lot of swelling after 13th day stinging pain also verry tiered and fast heart beat?

After spraining my ankle still have lot of swelling after 13th day stinging pain also verry tiered and fast heart beat?

Ankle injury: You should go & have your ankle/foot evaluated via your doc. If you cannot walk, feeling faint/fatigued, go to the ER to be evaluated sooner than later. Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation (RICE therapy) of the foot/ankle while you await doctor evaluation could help. You will likely need an x-ray looking for fractures. Take Aleve (naproxen) or Motrin for the pain. See your doc sooner than later. ...Read more

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Had inflammation in right chest week later I pulled muscle in left side and have swelling there is this bad? Stress in heart? Damage?

Had inflammation in right chest week later I pulled muscle in left side and have swelling there is this bad? Stress in heart? Damage?

Please be more exact: WHERE IN YOUR SIDE IS WHAT? AND HOW DID YOU "PULL A MUSCLE" EXACTLY WHERE AND HOW BIG IS THE SWELLING? HOT? RED? TENDER? HARD? SOFT? DIFFUSE? AT LEAST IT DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY RELATION TO YOUR HEART BUT W/O MORE INFO, IT COULD BE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS BUT STATISTICALLY NONE ARE SERIOUS. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more