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Who Did The First Successful Heart Transfer
28yrs female with high BP and sle and high level of uric acid , first pregnancy aborted due to heart block in fetus.Successful pregnancy possible?
Depends: You may actually be feeling your heart beating abnormally but it's just as likely that you're just more aware of your normal heartbeat. The distinction can easily be made by wearing a 24 hour (holter) recorder (obtainable from your family doc) which will record and document what your actual rhythm is. If the rhythm is normal, relaxation techniques will help. If abnormal, treatments are available. ...Read more
I felt as if my heart was touched by ice. It was very cold at first, but then became very hot. I also felt a prickling sensation. What is that?
Chest pain: Your symptoms are very atypical and may have psychological overlay. Ought to see a doctor to be checked for physical problems first. ...Read more
Was doing some cardio work outs yesterday for the first time in a while and my heart rate went up to 200 beats a min. Is this normal or dangerous?
Neither: Deconditioned peole can have rapid pulses with excercise. Depending on ones age the heart rate max is 220- the age. So for a 20 year old this can be normal. The heart rate with exercise should improve with persisten excercise as vagal tone improves. One should stopnexcercise if dizzy, lightheaded, chest pain or excessive difficulty breathing and see a doctor to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At first I was getting sharp pain around the heart area occasionally. But now the pain is just constant.?
Check with your doc: This could be muscle or arthritic pain in chest or inflammation of the covering of heart or lungs. It could also be nerve pain from arthritis in the neck (cervical pain). While less likely to be angina pain, it should be discussed with and evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 3-5%: Heart defects occur in 0.8% of all babies. They occur in 3-5% of all first degree relatives of people with congenital heart defects. Some of this depends on your first baby's defect. There are some defects that are associated with specific genetic abnormalities, in which case the risk would be higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need a good reason: Major surgery with serious risks. Organs are in limited supply & you're trading 1 disease for another since post-tx care requires lots of meds & close follow-up to watch for organ rejection, infection or other problems. So we don't do it without a very good reason. Stats are improving--10 yr survival now ~50% & typically provides huge quality of life improvement. Good option if no other options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No Absolute Time Cap: As in respiratory failure, CPR results depend upon the condition of the patient, the cause of the problem, "time down", the end organ damage & the effectiveness & conditions of the resuscitation. Full recovery may be possible after minutes to hours of cpr. But, as a rule, after cardiac arrest, outcomes are not good, unless effective resuscitation is accomplished rapidly ... Within minutes.Mfm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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