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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

What is the relationship between GERD and skipped heart beats?

No relationship: Gerd can cause heart attack like chest pain but skipped beats usually is a native heart problem which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the exact relationship between pulse rate and pressure?

What is the exact relationship between pulse rate and pressure?

They are independent: They are independent (except when one is zero the other rapidly becomes zero). ...Read more

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What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

What is the relationship between hypertension and cardiac output?

Mathematical: The relationship can be expressed as a variant of darcy' law; flow (q) = pressure/resistance. In the human circulatory system: q = (map – rap)/tpr (map = mean aortic (or arterial) blood pressure in mmhg, RAP = mean right atrial pressure in mmhg and tpr = total peripheral resistance in dynes-sec-cm-5.) however, as map>>rap, , this can be simplified to: q~map/tpr. Map is obviously affected by htn. ...Read more

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What is the connection between heart palpitations and sweating?

What is the connection between heart palpitations and sweating?

Various ways: If palpitations are caused by anxiety, or result in anxiety, the adrenaline rush can can sweating. This can be true also if they are due to systemic disease such as hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

What is the difference between heart arrhythmia and palpitations?

Sensation vs. Rhythm: Palpitations are the sensation of skipping or abnormal heart beats. These might be from abnormal beats, or just the normal rhythm beating fast or stronger than normal. Heart arrythmias are actual, documented (by ekg, holter, event monitor) abnormal heart contractions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pre-exercise and resting heart rates?

What is the difference between pre-exercise and resting heart rates?

No difference: There's no difference in general. Perhaps in certain contexts, such as a research protocol, one might make a distinction, but, for all intents and purposes, they're the same. ...Read more

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What is the link between heart disease and depression?

What is the link between heart disease and depression?

Closely linked: Good article on the topic: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-and-heart-disease/index.shtml

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What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

What is the difference between heart attack and heart failure?

Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that area of the heart and eventually the involved area of muscle dies. Heart failure is most often the result of several small or one large heart attack that affects enough muscle to keep the heart from being able to pump blood effectively. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

What is the relationship between fast food and heart disease?

Salt and fat: Fast food is often high in salt and fat, which can cause high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, respectively, as well as obesity, all of which can cause heart disease. Foods high in sugar can cause obesity and diabetes, which can cause heart disease. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

What is the correlation between a person's heart rate and blood pressure?

Related / separate: Blood pressure is a measure of the pressure of blood circulating in the arteries. The heart rate measures how many beats per minute the heart is squeezing. Generally, the heart rate will increase when the blood pressure begins to fall to maintain the same blood flow. A slower heart rate can make the blood pressure fall unless the volume of blood being ejected is large (such as in athletes). ...Read more

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What is the link between anxiety and hypertension?

What is the link between anxiety and hypertension?

Chicken & egg: Anxiety can cause hypertension, ie, high blood pressure, and in some cases hypertension (due to other causes) can lead to anxiety too. Anxiety causes the "fight or flight response": stress hormones are released and the sympathetic nervous system is activated. These cause blood vessels to squeeze tighter & the heart beats harder, thus increasing the blood pressure within those vessels. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between afib and palpitations and rapid heart rate?

Need advice on what is the the difference between afib and palpitations and rapid heart rate?

Afib can cause Palp: Afib can cause palpitations and a rapid heart beat. But there are may other rhythm abnormalities of the heart that can give the same symptoms. Your doctor will have to get a monitor to see your rhythm during your symptoms to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath?

What is the relationship between cardiac ischemia and shortness of breath?

Symptoms: Cardiac ischemia (lack of enough blood supply to a part of the heart muscle) can manifest as shorteness of breath (second most common symptom after chest pain). ...Read more

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What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

What is the relationship between use of amphetamines and heart disease?

Little to none: This has been a recent source of considerable concern and research. There is no question that abuse of stimulants at quite high doses can cause heart problems, but doses used to treat adhd, typically about 100x lower than abused doses, have been shown not to increase the risk of heart disease except possibly in individuals who already have heart problems--and possibly not even then. ...Read more

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What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

What is the difference between echocardiography and heart stress test?

Diferent areas: Echo shows your heart and valves in motion it also can show direction of blood flow. Its good for demonstrating function, wall thickness, volume ejected and valve quality and size. Stress test determines if your heart muscle is getting enough blood flow and oxygen during stress ...Read more

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What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

What is the difference between heart flutter and arrhythmia?

No difference: Heart flutter is an arrhythmia. It's like asking, "what is the difference between chevrolet and automobiles?". ...Read more

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What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

What is the difference between a heart attack and angina?

Continuum: Angina can be quite severe and respond to rest, oxygen, nitroglycerin. And fully recover with no muscle death. The pain fibers are the same source. Some myocardial infarction can be asymptomatic all the way to the worst, ominous, pain ever! there is heart muscle death as the defining entity may need surgery or intervention. ...Read more

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Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more