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The Healthy Human Heart With Kid Friendly Information
Yes: Idk what kind of issues and i can't tell you any more. But, you need to be follow by your cardiologists and a high risk obstetric specialist at a tertiary hospital with good neonatal care. Good luck. ...Read more
I have 2 kids one has a major heart defect and has aspergers syndrome. My other was born 100% healthy.What are my odds of having another healthy baby?
It Depends: There may be more factors to consider before arriving at reasonably predictable odds. I suggest, you seek out a medical geneticist for your best answer. There are dna tests needed along with a precise history from both sides of the family; then the odds can be calculated. It would, in my opinion, be unethical to give you the answer you want without having much more data. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more
Can i donate blood if i was born with heart defect? (tga) i had surgery as a child, but i'm healthy now.
Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how congenital heart defects will affect my child's overall health.?
Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous? Otherwise healthy child. Beat is regular just rapid. Thank you
Not unexpected: The range of the awake heart rate of a 4yo is 60-140. The addition of fever generally increases the rate by 10 beats/degree/min. The respiratory rate also increases by ~5 breaths/min/degree. A kids heart is much more tolerant of rapid rates than adult & with some illnesses we will see it in the 180+ range for a couple days. ...Read more
Yes: However, he has to be dead first. That means he first must believe in organ donation, desire to donate his organ(s), and sets up the paperwork for organ donation. Then, if he dies in an accident (or some similar scenario), the doctors will know to contact the transplant team to "harvest" his organ(s). ...Read more
I will recommend to : Get a doctor evaluation before starting aerobic exercise. Build yourself slow. Calculate mhr(roughly 220-age). Start, keeping 75%of mhr and build yourself up to 85-90% to build your indurance and cardio health. 30 min to 45 min 5 times a week will be great to start. Do alternate slow/resting 70% and up 85-90% increasing highs slowly but always resting state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fitness: The fun thing about the heart is that you can actually make it healthier than it was when you got it -- rather than just ruining it like we can do to most of our other organs. As a sometime sports physician, it's a joy to examine a truly aerobically fit heart from endurance training, and despite pop wisdom, strength training helps as well. Lifestyle protects from / reverses vascular disease issues. ...Read more
What can you do?: Keep your weight down, exercise, good low saturated low sodium high potassium and magnesium high fiber diet, avoid smoking, moderate drinking if you drink and if you don't, don't start, control stress, treat htn, diabetes and high chol if you have those. Keep regular check ups with a doctor you trust. Be happy and enjoy life. ...Read more
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