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What Happens When The Pericardium Of The Heart Is Removed
By not interfering: A healthy pericardium is a very flexible, thin tissue that is "just there." it generally serves little purpose, other than to allow the chambers of the heart to expand outwards in a normal fashion, without resistance, as they fill with blood. If pericardium becomes inflamed, thickened or hardened, the heart loses this outward mobility, and pressure rises greatly as the heart tries to fill. ...Read more
Many: The pericardium isolates the heart from surrounding organs, prevents the heart from over expanding when blood volume increases, limits heart motion, and keeps a small amount of fluid around the heart that severs as a lubricant which reduces friction with surrounding tissue as the heart beats. ...Read more
See below: Absence of blood circulating to the brain. ...Read more
I had a Echocardiogram. I had a heart attack when I was 31. I am now 57 next month. My test showed rheumatic d/o mitral tricuspid valve pericardium mass. Can't get into a cardiologist for another month. Not sure if I should worry or not. Thanks?
Automaticity: The heart will beat unattached to the body for 10 hours. ...Read more
I have block in heart at multiple place. My Dr suggested the blocks can't be removed under surgery. What are other possible ways. I have done angiogra?
Acardia: The aztecs had a lot of experience with it. Brain death probably is irreversible a minute after removal but it isn't likely exact. ...Read more
Heart rhythm problem: This could be a problem in your heart's electrical system or a side effect of medications. You need to see a doctor. ...Read more
If a pt has 1 stent in their heart, can it be removed, or replaced with one of those new dissolving ones? Or is a metal stent permanent? Thank you.
Hello my 8 year old daughter was foind to have a vegitation on her heart and had it removed last monday. All her bloods are showing no signs of infwct?
Should I get the cyst under my right arm closet to my heart removed? I've had one removed in the past.
I just had my gallbladder removed a week ago and have a resting heart rate of 115 should I be concerned?
Yes a heartrate: Above 100 is not normal please see a doctor if it does not fond own ...Read more
It could be possible that a person survive if they have to have open heart surgery and have to have a tumor removed 6 weeks later?
Yes: Obviously a serious combination of problems, but survival is certainly very possible. ...Read more
Tumor in my chest and if it's benign and has to be removed it would need heart surgery. Would that mean recovery requires a clean room?
?: Not sure I get the gist of your question. ...Read more
Blood is infected due to medi-port. Port will be removed under general anesthesia. Does it affect heart, especially after 9 cycles of taxol/herxeptin?
No: Removal of the port should not lead to heart damage. ...Read more
Began after surgery?: While it could be related to your surgery, more likely its just heartburn. Have you tried any meds? Response? If you get good relief from anti-acid medications it may just be reflux, gastritis etc. Have you seen your surgeon? There are a few studies he/she could do to rule-out a problem and then move forward with treating your heartburn. Or see your primary. ...Read more
I take diclofenac quite often (I have dysmenorrhea), but now in reading that uk has removed it from its markets because of its effects on heart?
OK for you: At age 27, your concerns about ischemic heart risks from NSAID medications, unless you happen to have very high risk for heart attack - not to worry. NSAIDs should be used cautiously or avoided if one has high likelihood for ischemic cardiac events (over age 50, diabetes, prior ischemic cardiac event, tobacco use, high cholesterol, strong family history etc.). Hope that helps. ...Read more
I had GB removed & now have a clicking sound in heartbeat when I lean forward & elevated heart rate upon standing. Dr. did nothing. 2nd opinion pls?
Does not sounds like: These symptoms are related to your operation. Have an internist or cardiologist (not the surgeon) take a look at your heart. ...Read more
Has there been any reports of heart attacks or strokes from using the vivelle (estradiol) dot patch? I had a hystroecomy 5 years ago I had everything removed.
ERT: All Estrogens can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke slightly even vivelle (estradiol) dot, which is an estrodial patch. However, that risk is primarily in the first three months of use and for most patients is only a slight risk. That risk comes back in patients who constantly start and stop their estrogen therapy. If you've been on it more than 3 months I wouldn't worry much unless you smoke. ...Read more
I had lap band surgically removed wed 5/15/13. Today when I stand up my heart rate goes from 70 to 110+ ears ringing & get unclear head feeling?
Dehydrated: Large rise in heart rate upon standing is your heart attempting to compensate for the low blood pressure caused by the change in position. This is also known as "orthostatic hypotension." that unclear feeling is what you get before you pass out, known as pre-syncope. Your should probably call the surgeon that did your recent operation and ask if he wants you to go to E.R. Or just to hydrate up. ...Read more
90yr old gram. Septic gallbladder removed 2 yrs ago.2 heart stents. Heart good. Right sided recurring chest pain radiates to back. Causes? Gasx helps
Chest pain: Could still be related to biliary issue, stomach, esophagus. Pneumoni, PE, Gardiac. ...Read more
Yes: Especially your heart and leg muscles, but a good cyclist is also exercising abdominal and back and arm muscles. The main thing is that your exercising--good job! ...Read more
Feeling panicky and having heart rate speed up and slow down while feeling dizzy, had appendix removed 1 week ago?
Last few days i'Ve had heart burn and indigestion, however I already had by gull bladder removed what else could it be?
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