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Presyncope Relate Heart
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several causes: Presyncope which is the sensation that you might faint but actually do not lose consciousness. This sensation could be due to rapid changes in position like standing up. It may be due to low blood pressure due to diuretics or other meds. A change in heart rhythm (too slow or too fast) can also cause this feeling. Less commonly very poor pumping power can cause this sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
85y male, low BP 80/50 past week, sudden presyncope, rhr 39, BP 140/86. No chest discomfort. history of triple bypass. Is it likely to be a heart attack?
Go to hospital now: I'm assuming "additional patient information" refers to you, not 85yo male referenced in question. Elder pts w/low BP should be evaluated immediately especially if feel like about to pass out. While heart attacks can be silent, that's beside the point. If this 85yo has many illnesses & "do not resuscitate" order, then just keep comfortable. But if he wants everything done, don't ignore such low hr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assist device: Vad stands for ventricular assist device. You can also hear lvad or rvad which stand for left and right. They are implanted devices which assist the heart when it is failing. They are typically short term to allow the heart to recover or buy time to transplant. However, some are now being used for long term called destination therapy. ...Read more
Many ways: Catecholamines (Adrenaline) can increase blood pressure, or act directly on the hearts nervous system to cause palpitations/raise heart rate. Artificial catecholamines mimic exercise/stress and can increase the demands on the heart. Thus, caution must be taken in someone who has heart disease. Exercise can prevent heart disease, but may need primary doctor evaluation before starting program. ...Read more
Brake on the heart: The vagus nerve (cranial nerve 10) is the "brake" on the heart. When it is activated it slows down the heart. In heart disease, it can be either helpful or part of the problem, depending on the particular disease process at work. If it's over-active, it can force the heart to beat to slowly. If it isn't working, it can let the heart beat to fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pulse sometime on my left side of my knee is that relate with the heart problem or something?
Less than 60: Less than 60 beats per minute is considered slow. Beta-blockers decrease heart rate and blunt the stress response. If you are having excessively slow heart rates while taking beta-blockers you should talk with your doctor about lowering the dose or a different medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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