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Im courious what heart rate variation in percentage could be considered as normal during a 4 minutes measurement at rest?

Im courious what heart rate variation in percentage could be considered as normal during a 4 minutes measurement at rest?

Depends: It does depend a bit on age, but in general there is data that suggest at rest there is less than a 10 beat per min variation at rest, which approximates out to around 12%. Again this varies on age, medications being taken and underlying disease that one might be afflicted with. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have one papvr and nothing else. Can this lead to right heart failure? My rv is, mildly enlarged, but the function, and flow is normal. Lv normal.help

I have one papvr and nothing else. Can this lead to right heart failure? My rv is, mildly enlarged, but the function, and flow is normal. Lv normal.help

PAPVR: In adulthood, no symptoms & no additional abnormalities do not require treatment. The amt of physiologic abn in turn determine severity of symptoms. Ur likelihood of developing PHTN/RH failure is dependent on degree of the shunt - >1.5-2.0. Generally if the RV is dilated that is indicative of increased RH volume and a shunt >1.5. What studies were performed? ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself daily. Alert doctor to any increases.
Daily
Take medications as prescribed
Once
Tell the doctor if your legs swell or you get short of breath
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Would one papvr with no other abnormalities in the heart lead to right heart failure? My rv enlarged but normal function and, pressure. Lv normal too.

Would one papvr with no other abnormalities in the heart lead to right heart failure? My rv enlarged but normal function and, pressure. Lv normal too.

It is possible: You have elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Though your RV function is normal it is enlarged. You may want to find out why you pulmonary vascular resistance is elevated. Do you have have a condition that is increasing your pulmonary blood flow? Are you having silent pulmonary embolism that is decreasing the size of your pulmonary vascular bed? Both conditions can raise your pulmonary vascular ...Read more

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Weigh yourself
Weekly
Limit your salt intake
Once
Call your doctor if you gain more than 5 pounds
Once
Take your medications as prescribed
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Holter,ecg,stress echo,thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

Holter,ecg,stress echo,thyroid function normal. So what would my heart palpitations be or is it just anxiety and y can I see my heart beat in chest?

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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Living with Congestive Heart Failure (Checklist)

Keep doctor visits
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Take medications
Daily
Maintain low-salt, low-water intake
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Exercise under physician guidance
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