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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

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 more

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How does presyncope relate to heart failure?

How does presyncope relate to heart failure?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How long to artificial hearts last?

How long to artificial hearts last?

Lvad survival: Survival of patients with LVADs is about 70% at 1 year, and 60% at 2 years. While the pumps may function indefinitely, patients may develop progression of other diseases or complications which limit survival. These devices are relatively new so long term data is still being gathered. The longest support on record in the US is 6 years. ...Read more

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How to mend a broken heart?

How to mend a broken heart?

An Age Old Question: The topic of many poems, sonnets, and songs, to which there is no easy answer. Try to occupy your life with the good things-friends, activities, and other healthy endeavors. A broken heart heals in time. ...Read more

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How to heal a broken heart?

How to heal a broken heart?

Time and prayer: I am sorry for your hurt. It is generally helpful to talk to a friend or trusted family member. Please remember that it will get better and you need to keep busy. It would be good to participate in your family's holiday activities. Prayer is more helpful than is usually realized. Wishing you a speedy recovery, a happy new year and happiness always! ...Read more

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Can i die of a broken heart?

Can i die of a broken heart?

It depends: It depends on your actions and how you choose to cope. Please seek medical help if you have any thoughts of hurting yourself. A broken heart by itself won't kill you; the human body is amazingly resilient in healing. Allow time to your heal your wounds. Don't engage in behaviors like excessive alcohol use, smoking or risky behaviors, which can lead to unintended future health problems.Stay strong! ...Read more

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Can u die of a broken heart?

Broken heart: There is an entity called takusabo that can cause the heart to become very weak temporarily due to excess acute stress. It can cause lethal arrythmias. Also, when we are stressed our blood gets sticky and we are at increased chance of a heart attack.. These things are rare. ...Read more