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Doctor insights on: The Healthy Human Heart With Kid Friendly Information

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I have health issues with my heart. Can it pose any risk to my unborn child?

I have health issues with my heart. Can it pose any risk to my unborn child?

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

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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?

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 more

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Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

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

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Need help for congenital heart defect for 21 month child? Where do we start to get information.

Need help for congenital heart defect for 21 month child? Where do we start to get information.

Peds cardiologist : Your child needs a pediatric cardiologist. Your child's pediatrician would be a good resource to find one as would the nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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Can i donate blood if i was born with heart defect? (tga) i had surgery as a child, but i'm healthy now.

Can i donate blood if i was born with heart defect? (tga) i had surgery as a child, but i'm healthy now.

Yes: As long as you don't have other contraindications to donating blood, then simply being born with tga does not preclude you from donating. Please discuss this with your primary physician as there are numerous other contraindications. ...Read more

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Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how congenital heart defects will affect my child's overall health.?

Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how congenital heart defects will affect my child's overall health.?

Depends...: ...On what the disease is. Some are devastating, some are surgically correctable, and some get better without treatment and have no effect on longevity or health. ...Read more

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Heart rate of 140 in a 4 year old with fever dangerous? Otherwise healthy child. Beat is regular just rapid. Thank you

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

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Why do kids have faster heart rates?

Why do kids have faster heart rates?

Volume pumped: The amount of blood pumped around is the product of your heat rate times the amount of blood pumped out with each beat. Children's hearts cannot increase the volume of blood pumped out like an adult heart can.I. ...Read more

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Can a healthy person donate a heart?

Can a healthy person donate a heart?

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

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How much cardio for healhty heart per day?

How much cardio for healhty heart per day?

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 more

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What can you do to make your heart healthier?

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

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What should I take to have a healthier heart?

What should I take to have a healthier heart?

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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What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

What processed foods are healthy for my heart?

None: Processed foods have little nutritional value. They are loaded with sodium and other additives which are not heart healthy. A diet rich in vegetables and fruit is the way to go. ...Read more

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Can v tach be benign in normal, healthy hearts?

VT: It can be but it may need to be treated depending on duration, rate, frequency, presence of associated symptoms, ...Etc. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my heart is healthy?

Any risk factors?: Check for risk factors like obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, blood pressure check, high cholesterol profile, check for fasting blood sugar etc. Consult your physician. I will recommend an ecg, stress test and possibly and echocardiogram (controversial). ...Read more