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Serious Heart Conditions
Yes: Ekg may not detect paroxysmal arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease even an acute coronary event call non st elevation myocardial infarction. Also can't detect congenital heart disease. Ekg is not diagnostic in most cases. Findings have to be confirm by other test. Like 2d echocardiogram, stress test, cardiac cath., blood test, etc. ...Read more
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
I have frequent minor palpitations. No serious heart conditions tho. Is amitriptyline at a low dose safe for me? I've read it causes arrhythmia.
I am exp. pulse of 47-53 combined with b/p of 87/56 .It is Sat. I can't go see my Dr. I do not go to Emergency Room unless it is severe. Do you know what this is ? Is it bad? I have heart conditions.
Crossword puzzle?: Tachycardia, Takayasu's arteritis, Tamponade, Thoracic aortic aneurysm, Thromboangiitis obliterans, Thrombosis (coronary), Torsades de pointes, Total anomalous pulmonary return, TIA, Transplantation (cardiac), Transposition of the Great Arteries, Tricuspid valve disease, Trifasicular block, Truncus arteriosus, Troponin elevation, T wave inversion, -- that's all I can think of!! ...Read more
See answer: Regular exercise is good for your heart but extended vigorous exercise performed during a marathon raises cardiac risk by seven-fold. There is evidence that Long-distance running also leads to high levels of inflammation that may trigger cardiac events and cause heart muscle damage. Short bursts of high intensity running, such as in playing basketball or soccer may be the best aerobic exercise. ...Read more
Need more info: I need a bit more information. What type of heart condition? There are a lot of great centers for pediatric cardiology, but knowing the type of problem is vital to helping you find the best place. Also, knowing where you are will help us pick the best place in your general area. ...Read more
Yes but often early: There are many heart conditions which will show up only during exercise or exertion. Often this is an early sign. Our bodies have a lot of reserve. So when we are at rest or at only moderate levels of activity there are no symptoms. As the heart get sicker the signs show up earlier. Some examples include blocked arteries, blocked or leaking valves, a hole in the heart (often congenital). ...Read more
What does your age have to do with certain Heart Conditions ?
Where does inheredited heart conditions get treated ?
Complex: Pls rephrase your q to get more specific answer. Generally, as we grow older our risk for developing artery disease and valvular disease goes up. That is in turn dependent upon other factors like lifestyle, obesity, genetics etc. Think of it like plumbing and electric circuits in your house - everything wears and tears as they age. It's more or less the same. Just more complex. ...Read more
Several: Angina is chest, jaw, arm, back or shoulder pain that comes from the heart due to lack of proper blood flow to heart muscle. The classic cause of angina is coronary disease, this is typically cholesterol blockage of the arteries of the heart. Another cause is "syndrome x" which is spasm in the small vessels of the heart. Prinzmetal angina is caused my spasm (pinching) of larger heart arteries. ...Read more
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