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I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. I've had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative.???

I had a bunch of skipped beats in a row last night while layin in bed w no normal beat between. I've had a full cardiac workup last year. Negative.???

Probably OK: Most people have abnormal heart beats or skipped beats. Many are not even aware of it, because we don't normally feel our heart beat. These are probably just occasional premature beats which are not dangerous, but if your cardiac workup did not involve a Holter monitor (looks like a pager, and senses your heart for several days), it should. Speak with your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Cardiac (Definition)

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I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

I've had a full cardiac workup all normal. Is pvcs in both ventricle benign? Common? Is there other people that have pvcs in both ventricles?

Fairly common: Premature ventricular contractions (pvcs) are a common arrhythmia, often described as skipped beats. Pvcs may originate from different locations within either ventricle. Pvcs are usually benign & may be caused by structural damage, electrolyte imbalance, stimulants, or happen without cause. However, pvcs may also indicate serious heart problems, so you should see your doctor regularly to monitor. ...Read more

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Had full cardio workup: stressecho, ecg, agatston score 0.5. Bp 120-130/80-90, but persistent L arm pain with tingling; is it cardiac or nerve?

Had full cardio workup: stressecho, ecg, agatston score 0.5. Bp 120-130/80-90, but persistent L arm pain with tingling; is it cardiac or nerve?

Data: Your information raises questions of why you are on plavix (clopidogrel) and at 37 and female have had CAD work up. The data you list suggests not cardiac but maybe we don't have the whole story. You should discuss with your doc and get the information from there ...Read more

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My wife experiences severe chest pain just prior to hot flashes; she has had full set of cardiac exams and all is ok. What is the cause?

My wife experiences severe chest pain just prior to hot flashes; she has had full set of cardiac exams and all is ok. What is the cause?

Heart artery spasm: A little known fact is that low estrogen can cause spasm of the arteries of the heart and it is relieved by estrogen treatment. Estrogen lowers the risk of heart disease in women and does not cause breast cancer. In the whi study (look it up) the women who took only estrogen and not synthetic Progesterone (provera) had a lower risk of breast cancer. With severe symptoms, estrogen can be considered. ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up normal. Last couple days my HR has been good over 100BPM when standing. Cardio&pcp said it's from being inactive&stress. This true?

Full cardiac work up normal. Last couple days my HR has been good over 100BPM when standing. Cardio&pcp said it's from being inactive&stress. This true?

BP HR: Normal HR 60-110. If you are sedentary, chances are your cardiovascular system is deconditioned in which case you will have an elevated HR with minimal activity. ...Read more

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29.Full cardiac work up. Cardiologist said my heart is very healthy. I know this does not mean I can't have a MI but it is rare for now? Stop worrying?

29.Full cardiac work up. Cardiologist said my heart is very healthy. I know this does not mean I can't have a MI but it is rare for now? Stop worrying?

Sorry: Silent heart disease is a killer in our country: good news- you have a cardiac clearance and hopefully a negative family history. Follow a good diet, exercise daily, and do not shop for a heart diagnosis- enjoy life to its' fullest. ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart. I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body. Age28, no hist, non smoker. Still heart?

Full cardiac work up normal. CardioF/U said it's not my heart. I still have aches/tension on my whole upper body. Age28, no hist, non smoker. Still heart?

Not likely: Your symptoms are not suggesting heart as being the origin. Studying the pattern of the pain may help us understand its origin better. It can be anywhere from musculoskeletal to anxiety. The pattern and circumstances of your symptoms are critical in deciding what's next. ...Read more

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I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

I had cardiac cath 4 days ago had massive air embolism with they retrieved but experiences full arrest how soon to return to work?

Air embolism: An very uncommon complication;why did this occur at all? Was it venous or arterial? Do you have a shunt? If now asymptomatic likely a venous event and at this stage presumably should be able to return to work ...Read more

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Shortness of breathe fullness inthroat since I gave birth 5 months ago. Worried it's cardiac docs won't listen because " I'm to young" what to do?

Shortness of breathe fullness inthroat since I gave birth 5 months ago. Worried it's cardiac docs won't listen because " I'm to young" what to do?

Sometimes reflux: Sometimes pregnancy can cause the development of a hiatal hernia and resulting reflux. It is possible that you are having stomach juice coming off into your throat causing spasming inflammation and leaving to your symptoms. If you gained a lot of weight during your pregnancy or if your diet is not very good this can aggravate your symptoms. I agree with the other doctors who have suggested having this evaluated. ...Read more

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Had full cardiac work up. Heart rate usually 90's but recently 60's and as low as 55.overweight/dieting now. Anxiety that my heart may stop. Rate to low?

Had full cardiac work up. Heart rate usually 90's but recently 60's and as low as 55.overweight/dieting now. Anxiety that my heart may stop. Rate to low?

Anxiety: Your heart won't stop. Check back when you start having 5 second pauses. (It won't stop then either, but you'll need a pacemaker). (I've visited your hometown - Surprise, AZ-very cool place!) ...Read more

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Full cardiac work up was normal. Cardiologist said heart is healthy. During hot shower in the morning my heart rate increases&very rapid. Normal? Age 28

Full cardiac work up was normal. Cardiologist said heart is healthy. During hot shower in the morning my heart rate increases&very rapid. Normal? Age 28

Talk to MD again: I would make sure they not only checked you for clogged arteries but rather to make sure the electricity side of your heart, the part that controls the rate and the rythym is working correctly. Sometimes people where an EKG for a day (Holter monitor) so as to see what is happening when you are not at the office when of course everything feels fine - just like your car at the mechanic. ...Read more

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I have a heavy period my heart rate is mostly above 100. I recently had a full cardiac work up Everything was normal Should I be concerned about the heart rate prob due to the heavy period? Is this dangerous because I was told palps r not dangerous?

I have a heavy period my heart rate is mostly above 100. I recently had a full cardiac work up Everything was normal Should I be concerned about the heart rate prob due to the heavy period? Is this dangerous because I was told palps r not dangerous?

Secondary tachycardi: In your question you have provided your most likely diagnosis - excess heart rate as a compensatory mechanism to blood loss and possibly anemia. Your ob. Gyn ought to address your heavy periods if they r causing other organs to compensate. In the interim you ought to stay well hydrated....and you may also consider multivitamin with iron. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?

Is it possible to die from cardiac heart attack after full recovery from anorexia? I had anorexia for 6 years and now get sudden jabbing chest pains?

UNLIKELY: Chest pain can be a symptom of heart disease but may be may other things such as esophageal spasms, great vessel disease, respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD, bronchitis, infections), lung diseases, and muscle problems to name a few. It really depends on the clinical situation and other symptoms you may be having. Sounds like you should see your doctor and sort this out. ...Read more

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5 second left breast/chest & center of chest sensation. Not pain, more of an ache or fullness. Muscular? Esaphogeal? Cardiac? Constant cardiac anxiety.

5 second left breast/chest & center of chest sensation. Not pain, more of an ache or fullness. Muscular? Esaphogeal? Cardiac? Constant cardiac anxiety.

Many causes: Left sided chest pain can be heart related, acid reflux, musculoskeletal, anxiety, gastritis. Risk factors for heart related pain are diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, positive family history. You should get it checked. Tests like chest x-ray, ekg, cardiac enzymes and may be a stress test can be performed. Good luck! ...Read more

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2 yrs ago had a full blown "panic attack" led me to the hospital did a cardiac cath, reveled I was free from disease. Have anxiety 4 2 yrs. Straight what's wrong with me? What could this be?

2 yrs ago had a full blown "panic attack" led me to the hospital did a cardiac cath, reveled I was free from disease. Have anxiety 4 2 yrs. Straight what's wrong with me? What could this be?

Possible Panic D/O: Panic disorder causes episodic extreme anxiety and "panic" -- symptoms can include chest pressure & pain, hard to tell from cardiac illness. So, many patients do end up in the er because they fear they're having a heart attack. Hence, the cardiac workup -- which in your case has been normal. A psychiatrist can help you with this. Also, a psychologist can help with cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Distant and weak pulse with headaches and full deep seperate breaths. Been for almost 8 months and feels like it's getting worse everyday. Feels like cardiac tamponade symptoms. Got s nuclear stress and a holter ekg?

Distant and weak pulse with headaches and full deep seperate breaths. Been for almost 8 months and feels like it's getting worse everyday. Feels like cardiac tamponade symptoms. Got s nuclear stress and a holter ekg?

Need eval: Given the nonspecific symptoms, differential diagnosis is wide. It appears you're concerned enough that tamponade is crossing your mind! As 8 months have passed, I suspect less acute conditions unless there has been recent progression or change. I strongly recommend physical exam and initial work up might be needed. ...Read more

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Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

Went to ER for indigestion like fullness, found out I have gallstones. While on cardiac mon. It showed 2 paired & 2 multifocal pvcs. Dangerous pvcs?

PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip. Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable. ...Read more

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36 M with clean echo stress in Jan and normal lipids. No fam his & non smoke. Acid reflux. Chest feels full after eating Epigas tight Cardiac? Worried

36 M with clean echo stress in Jan and normal lipids. No fam his & non smoke. Acid reflux. Chest feels full after eating Epigas tight Cardiac? Worried

Unlikely: With your negative family history, normal lipids and non-smoking status - your risk of cardiovascular disease at your age is very low. Furthermore, you have a normal stress echo. This is very reassuring. The discomfort you have is most likely related to reflux. ...Read more

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Constant brain fog don't feel here. Tired. Out of breath. Chest pains. Headache. Cant see properly. Had ecgs. Chest xray. Full blood count. Cardiac enzymes.?

Constant brain fog don't feel here. Tired. Out of breath. Chest pains. Headache. Cant see properly. Had ecgs. Chest xray. Full blood count. Cardiac enzymes.?

What has your: Doctor told you? Have they ruled out all physical possibilities? Are they doing additional tests? Do they think emotional issues may be impacting on your physical health? If they do then find a good psychologist and start figuring out ways to reduce stress or determine if anxiety or other psychological issues are impacting on your health. ...Read more

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What are cardiac risk factors

What are cardiac risk factors

Modifiable and non: Modifiable : smoking, lifetstyle, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes

non-modifiable: heredity, age, gender, . ...Read more

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What is cardiac insufficiency?

What is cardiac insufficiency?

Vague: This is a vague term which is not typical nomenclature. I assume its referring to a pt with a weak heart called a cardiomyopathy. The pumping function is impaired and thus " insufficient " to meet the bodies needs. Pts like this are prone to episode of cogestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What causes cardiac temponade?

What causes cardiac temponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Cardiac tamponade is collect of either blood, pus or fluid in sac around the heart resulting in reduction of filling of ventricles leading to haemodynamic compromise. It is life threatening condition.
it can be caused by infection, injury, post heart attack, malignancy, associated with certain disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, radiation etc.
http://patient. Info/doctor/cardiac-tamponade ...Read more

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How common are cardiac arrests?

How common are cardiac arrests?

Too common.: Each year, approximately 300, 000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; approximately 92% will die. ...Read more

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What are common cardiac abnormalities?

Heart abnormalities: Go to this site and check it out:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Conditions_UCM_001087_SubHomePage. Jsp ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

What can you do to reduce cardiac diseases?

Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle. Exercise, good diet, moderate alcohol, if you don't drink do not start, control of diabetes, stop smoking, control your weight, keep BP less than 130/80, control stress. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

What can you tell me about cardiac recovery?

Recovery: Read this:

http://www. Heart. Org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Heart-Attack-Recovery-FAQS_UCM_303936_Article. Jsp

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

What is meant by future cardiac intervention?

Future: In the future a cardiac interventional procedure may be in the cards. ...Read more

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How can one lower their "cardiac risk factor"?

Easy: All risk factor could be lower except hereditary causes like family history of strong coronary artery disease. Change your lifestyle. Stop bad habits. Exercise but before check with your physician. If you think about almost all risk factors can be modified. ...Read more

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My gentleman friend has sudden cardiac symptoms?

Go to a doctor soon.: Only a physician evaluation, face to face, can answer this question. ...Read more