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What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

What happens if you have a heart attack on an airplane?

Vacation killer: A real heart attack is a medical emergency. They will land the plane at the nearest airport . If you have a cardiac arrest during a flight you will likely not get any airmiles. ...Read more

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Dr. Barton Cook
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Heart Murmur (Definition)

A heart murmur is a sound heard by a stethoscope made by the vibration of blood flow. It can be a normal finding in young healthy people, or can represent abnormal leakage (regurgitation) of a valve, valve narrowing (stenosis), or a congenital condition such as an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens when you have a heart attack?

Symptoms: Chest pain severe substernal radiates to left or right arm and neck feeling of anxiety, fear, doom, death. Anatomically, heart muscle oxygen is diminished by coronary obstruction and flow is reduced or absent and heart muscle dues- heart attack. Physically, pallor, shock, arrythmia, death if not identified and treated. ...Read more

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How to no you have a heart problem. Always worried about it. Idk why. Guess told have a heart murmur. Like what signs that heart not working right?

How to no you have a heart problem. Always worried about it. Idk why. Guess told have a heart murmur.  Like what signs that heart not working right?

Heart disease: Significant heart disease causes symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, swelling of the extremities. A heart murmur can be nothing more than noise. If you are having no symptoms you should let go of your worries. You also could talk about your concerns with the dr. Who knows you and get reassured. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a heart murmur? My mom told me that i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, does it mean that i will develop heart problems in the future?

What happens if I have a heart murmur? My mom told me that i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, does it mean that i will develop heart problems in the future?

No: Heart murmurs are very common. In fact, 60% of all kids have one at this moment. I tell my patients they aren't "cool" unless they have one. That said, the quality or type of murmur is important. Most likely it was an innocent murmur, and means nothing except rapid blood flow through the heart and mild turbulence. Future heart problems would be more related to your genetics and lifestyle. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

What does it mean if your heart skips a beat?

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

What happens if you have a heart attack after a stroke?

Depends: Stokes and heart attacks can vary quite a bit in severity which may mean a lot in predicting what will happen. The long term treatments can be very similar. The short term treatments maybe different. The doctors taking care of the patient will have the best understanding of the priorities in treatment and can better describe what you can expect. ...Read more

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What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

What should I do when someone is having a heart attack?

Call 911: Check pulse, alertness do CPR if not give an Aspirin if available and able to swallow get help and get to hospital. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

What does it mean when you can feel a heart beat in your stomach?

Can be norm if thin: Most abdominal aortic aneurysms (aaas) are asymptomatic, not detectable on physical examination, and silent until discovered during other testing. Smoking, hypertension, and family history are clinical risk factors for the development of an aneurysm. Ultrasound, the preferred method of screening, is cost-effective in high-risk patients. If you are an at risk pt - get screened. ...Read more

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What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

What does it mean if they say you have a heart murmur?

A murmur is a sound: A murmur is a sound coming from the heart or blood vessels around the heart. The majority of these murmurs are normal, but some can be from an abnormality. A cardiologist can distinguish between normal and abnormal murmurs. ...Read more

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What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

What happens when you have a heart attack. Does it stop beating. Or start beating harder?

Either...or: It may slow down and eventually stop, but it may speed up and even speed up so fast that it will eventually stop beating because the heart beat becomes so chaotic that it cannot maintain blood supply to the organs including its own blood supply. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

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What does it mean when your heart skips a beat?

Ectopy: The heart beats by electrical conduction system through the cardiac muscles - sometimes it can skip a beat or beat irregularly - these are known as arrythmias. There are benign kinds (such as psvt, pvc) and more dangerous kinds such as atrial fibrillation. An ekg will give you the answer. ...Read more

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What to do if heart skipped a beat when playing basketball?

What to do if heart skipped a beat when playing basketball?

Probably ok: You should have your electrolytes checked - sweating in the hot sun, playing a sport often causes low potassium which causes skipped beats. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have a fluttering heart?

What's it mean to have a fluttering heart?

Atrial Flutter: Atrial flutter is a special type of rhythm disorder in which there is an extra pathway in the upper chamber of the heart that cycles and stimulates the lower chambers of the heart. The rate can be quite rapid, or can be more controlled depending on how the lower chambers respond to the extra signals. This condition is treated with medications, cardioversion, and/or ablation of the pathway. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a pinching sensastion in your heart?

Probably nothing: But would recommend discussing with your physician if frequent & bothersome. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur and an irregularly fast heart rate, what does this sound like?

I have a heart murmur and an irregularly fast heart rate, what does this sound like?

Murmur: It sounds like you need to be checked by your doc or a cardiologist. One possibility is valve disease and atrial fibrillation. There are many possibilities. ...Read more

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If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

If seeing someone I love make my heart skip a beat, does that mean I have an arrhythmia?

Yes: Technically it may be called arrhythmia but it is very common. It is normal to have at least five extra beats per minute. Just to make sure you don't have anything else i would get an EKG and consider a holter monitor but sometimes simply by listening your heart a physician may diagnose extra beats ( PVC or apc) or atrial or other arrhythmias that may require treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens when you have heart murmur?

Please tell me what happens when you have heart murmur?

Murmur: A murmur is a noise caused by turbulent flow in a vessel or the heart. Anemia often causes an increased heart rate which can cause a murmur. Abnormal valves or connections between chambers can also cause murmur. ...Read more