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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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Is loratadine known to cause heart problems? It makes my heart race. Is this ok?

Is loratadine known to cause heart problems? It makes my heart race. Is this ok?

Possibly: Loratadine is an antihistaminic, and in large doses does produce tachycardia, and it is possible to do so in sensitive people in lesser doses. ...Read more

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What are some common heart problems?

What are some common heart problems?

Heart Disease: Common heart problems include coronary artery disease (heart attacks), CHF (failing heart), valvular problems (aortic and mitral disease for the most part), and cardiac arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation and palpitations/syncope). ...Read more

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Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Can a 23yo female have heart problems?

Sure...: That is a very nonspecific question. Newborns can have heart problems and every age thereafter. Certain issues such as coronary artery disease and heart attacks are less likely at 23 years of age then when older. There are a variety of "heart problems", if want a more specific answer then this I would suggest you ask again with more details or see your doctor if you are concerned about yourself ...Read more

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What are some non-serious heart problems?

What are some non-serious heart problems?

See doctor: It's always better to be safer than sorry, if you think you have a heart problem. Thus, it's best to see your doctor for a thorough history and physical exam, along with appropriate testing, to make sure you're not having a serious heart problem. With that said, most healthy people will experience, occasional skipped (premature) beats, that are very rarely serious. ...Read more

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What are the different types of heart problems develop?

What are the different types of heart problems develop?

Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both weak heart and 'strong heart' cardiomyopathies. The cause of someone's cardiomyopathy requires more information than the term cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more