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Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Enlarged heart --what are symptoms?

Depends: An enlarged heart detected on cxr could be entirely asymptomatic. The most common cause is a thickened heart muscle due to hypertension. Rarer is a cardiomyopathy or a weakened heart. Those could be associated with signs and symptoms of congestive heart failure, namely shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, swelling in legs. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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Bpm 46 (normal 56), indigestion, tight chest and throat. Could these be symptoms of a heart attack?

Bpm 46 (normal 56), indigestion, tight chest and throat. Could these be symptoms of a heart attack?

Tight Chest: Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. I agree with dr. Fisher about getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Is puffy swollen eyes a sympton of congestive heart failure?

Is puffy swollen eyes a sympton of congestive heart failure?

Probably not: While puffy swollen eyes can occur with congestive heart failure, there are many many other causes that would be more likely, such as allergy, etc. Congeetive heart failure would be way down the list. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, sinus problems, extreme fatigue, dizziness, swollen glands. Swollen glands subsided after a week on antibiotics. What could it be?

Heart palpitations, sinus problems, extreme fatigue, dizziness, swollen glands. Swollen glands subsided after a week on antibiotics. What could it be?

See a doctor: These symptoms, taken as a whole, strongly suggest a need for a professional evaluation and establishment of a diagnosis. Strep throat can certainly do some of this, or the lymph nodes receding had nothing to do with the antibiotics. Too many variables here. See your family doctor and best wishes. ...Read more

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Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Are chills and chest pains signs of heart problem?

Symptoms: Chills and chest pains can emanate from conditions which affect the heart, but using such symptoms to establish a specific diagnosis without more historical info and a full physical exam and some testing is not the manner in which medicine is practiced. If you feel you may have heart disease, or are concerned about how you are feeling you should be seen and evaluated professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Tiny vsd.Cardiac workup shows possible past heart attack.Having heart cath 4 constant chest pressure/shortness of breath.Possible discomfort causes?

Chest pain not from : Chest pain possibly from ASHD or blocked coronary arteries. What showed possible old heart attack if this was an ekg this is not that accurate. If it was and echocardiogram or cardiac sonogram that showed prior heart muscle damage that is probable accurate. Cardiac cath should tell you if you have blocked arteries and how significant they are. If borderline blockages are found a wire can be passed. ...Read more

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What are heart attack symptoms?

What are heart attack symptoms?

Chest Pain: The following are suspicious for a heart attack; tight, dull, or heavy pain lasting longer than 15 minutes in the chest (retrosternal or left chest); and/or arms, back or jaw associated with nausea and vomiting, marked sweating, breathlessness ...Read more

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Hey Doc Symtoms: Pain in chest (moderate) Excessive twitching Night sweats Swelling in neck Dry throat Could it be cancer or heart disease?

Hey Doc

Symtoms:

Pain in chest (moderate)
Excessive twitching 
Night sweats
Swelling in neck
Dry throat

Could it be cancer or heart disease?

More information: To help you, more information needs to be provided about 1. The medical issue at hand, 2. Treatment planned or received 3. Results of any treatment, including use of OTCs (Over The Counter options), 4. For specific personalized recommendations, sign up for HealthTap Prime or Concierge. The free answers are generally for more information and educational in nature for the general public . ...Read more

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What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

What are the congestive heart failure signs and symptoms?

SOB & edema: Sob & edema are typical...Chest x-ray & echocardiogram are usually part of the initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Dizziness: Knowing the patient age helps some. It could be from a labrythine disorder itself. In an older individual with other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension need to think of vertigo related to intracranial pathology like stroke, aneurysm etc. It may happen with anxiety also. A physical exam would help. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node headache eye pain sore throat hard to breath especially outside heart racing weight/hair loss my T3T4 hormones & iron are normal?

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Go to ER: Safe response to "hard to breath" is to tell you to go to ER. You have many symptoms, some of which may be related to your thyroid especially heart racing, weight loss & hair loss. Even if test results are "normal", they may not be normal for you. Review them again w/your prescribing physician. Consider retest if results are consistent w/clinical picture. We treat patients, not just numbers. ...Read more

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Slight chest pain, nausea, headache, severe weakness cold sweats, normal bp and pulse. Could this still be a heart attack?

Slight chest pain, nausea, headache, severe weakness cold sweats, normal bp and pulse. Could this still be a heart attack?

Chest pain - acute : Any chest discomfort in a patient over the age of fourty needs to be evaluated ASAP as symptoms of heart artery blockage are often atypical and vague. Take an aspirin and call 911 if severe or if not severe, have someone drive the patient to the nearest ER ASAP. In the case of heart attacks time is of the essence in reducing residual heart damage. Do not delay. Prevention Works! ...Read more

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Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

Pulmonary hypertension. Would symptoms present before right sided heart enlargement began?

PH: While symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (ph) often correlate with right ventricular size and function, it possible to have symptoms, particularly with heavy exertion, early in the disease state. ...Read more

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My symptoms are chest pain, rapid heart and finger tingling, what could it be?

My symptoms are chest pain, rapid heart and finger tingling, what could it be?

Emergency room: Get to an emergency room as soon as possible. Though anxiety reaction may be a cause of these symptoms, you cannot take a chance. It is important to rule out a serious heart problem... ...Read more