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With broken heart syndrome what else should I be looking for?

With broken heart syndrome what else should I be looking for?

Take meds,follow up: Broken heart syndrome is more common in women and in diabetics. While most people recover the heart function with time occasional fatalities can occur from arrhythmias and severe heart failure. It is important to be monitored in the hospital in the initial stages, take medications prescribed regularly and have a follow up echo to look for improvement of heart pump function. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Broken Heart Syndrome (Definition)

Is a stress mediated process that mimics a heart attack & is ...Read more


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With dermatomyositis what else should I be looking for?

With dermatomyositis what else should I be looking for?

Malignancy: Dermatomyositis can be associated with cancer 5 years prior to diagnosis or 5 years after diagnosi. A workup for breast stomach, ovary and other cancers is be essay. Discuss with treating doctor as well as side effects of medications. ...Read more

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With anxiety disorders what else should I be looking for?

With anxiety disorders what else should I be looking for?

Depression: As anxiety can be the presenting symptom of depression it is a good idea to screen for an underlying depression. Some non-psychological medical problems can also present with feelings of anxiety so a competent physical evaluation is a good idea. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous,and what can be done for it?

What do you suggest if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous,and what can be done for it?

Ebsteins : It's a rare congenital heart defect involving the right side of the heart and heart valves. Treatment can be complicated and involve both surgery and medications. Your grand baby's cardiologist can best advise you on treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a leaky heart valve how concerned should I be these heart doctors don't explain anything it's the valve that starts with an m ?

I have a leaky heart valve how concerned should I be these heart doctors don't explain anything it's the valve that starts with an m ?

Mitral valve problem: Your mitral valve is between your left atrium and your left ventricle. There are varying degrees of dysfunction from mild to very severe. You have to sit down with your cardiologist and see where you're at. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential Marfan syndrome, could have a cardiologist detect it?

What should I do about potential Marfan syndrome, could have a cardiologist detect it?

Marfan: A good FPor Internist can diagnose Marfan's. A cardiologist should be able to recognize the syndrome and also other specialists ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with brugada syndrome and have an ICD that has worked fine. I am wanting to find out more about this disease and wanting to know if there are any help in dealing with the severe anxiety about my defibrillator going off.

I have been diagnosed with brugada syndrome and have an ICD that has worked fine. I am wanting to find out more about this disease and wanting to know if there are any help in dealing with the severe anxiety about my defibrillator going off.

Talk to your doctor!: Brugada syndrome is a relatively common familial arrhythmia syndrome found in patients presenting with syncope or sudden cardiac arrest. It is VERY understandable that you are having symptoms of anxiety about the defibrillator. My advice: talk to your PCP or Cardiologist and ask for a referral to a counselor or Psychiatrist. In the meantine, refer to: familyheart.stanford.edu/clinics/brugada2.htm ...Read more

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With foot problems from diabetes what else should I be looking for?

Dr. Suman Das Dr. Das
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With foot problems from diabetes what else should I be looking for?

Eye and hand proble: Diabstes is a systemic disease.It affects multitude of organs and systems.It affecs kidneys, peripheral blood vessels, peripheral nerves, the eyes, to mention the few.In the extremities, it affects the sensation in the form of peripheral neuritis causing tingling, pain , numbness thereby making it prone to trauma because of lack of feeling and when the skin breaksdown healing become difficult beacuse. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my son was also born with lebres desase any one else with input of info?

Should i be concerned if my son was also born with lebres desase any one else with input of info?

Leber's Disease: Leber's disease is a genetic disease transmitted through the mother. It causes optic atrophy. You should see a neuro-ophthamologist at Northwestern University hospital ASAP if your child is not under care. Vitamin E may be of some help ...Read more

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I'm having an MRI adenosine stress test for my heart. Should I be worried about the risks? How often do you see serious problems with this?

I'm having an MRI adenosine stress test for my heart. Should I be worried about the risks? How often do you see serious problems with this?

MRI stress test: as long as he will kidney function, lung function and ECG conduction are reasonable there should be very minimal worry of bad effects, adenosine can cause transient breathlessness, headache, abdominal distress typically self limiting for a few minutes. Check with the ordering physician if you should hold your diltiazem. Good luck ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a heart murmur.I sometimes get shortness of breath,but is there anything I should do, be aware of, or can do to help it?thankyou!

I was diagnosed with a heart murmur.I sometimes get shortness of breath,but is there anything I should do, be aware of, or can do to help it?thankyou!

Heart murmur: There are many kinds of heart murmurs. Most are harmless, but some indicate significant problems. It isn't possible to answer your question without detailed information. Check with your docotr; she can advise you or, if necessary, refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am able to do the hand signs for Marfan syndrome but wasn't diagnosed yet, can I just look like a marfan?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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I am able to do the hand signs for Marfan syndrome but wasn't diagnosed yet, can I just look like a marfan?

Joint hypermobility: Joint hypermobility is only one of the symptoms that is used to diagnose marfan syndrome (along with reduced upper to lower body segment ratio, longer arm span than height, dislocated lens in the eye, among others). Joint hypermobility can occur in otherwise healthy individuals and should be managed with muscle strengthening and other exercises to protect the joints. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have chronic fatigue syndrome, and what kind of doctor should I see about C4 complement and labs?

Is it possible that I have chronic fatigue syndrome, and what kind of doctor should I see about C4 complement and labs?

CFS: While holistic methods are often employed., the results are unpredictable since we are unsure of the cause. Many cases are improperly diagnosed to begin with. In my practice only 10% of individuals who think they have it actually do. Check out http://www.Cfids.Org/ to get different ideas of research in the field. ...Read more

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Will chest X-ray and ACE blood test be able to tell me for sure if i have/don't have sarcoidosis? Is there anything else that should be considered?

Will chest X-ray and ACE blood test be able to tell me for sure if i have/don't have sarcoidosis? Is there anything else that should be considered?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose because the disease produces few signs and symptoms in its early stages. Diagnostic tests include: c-rays, ct scan, mri, pet, blood tests, eye exams, biopsies, and lung function tests. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Should i be concerned if my mum has arnold chiari syndrome i trying 2 find out what the average life expectancy is for people with this?

Chiari: It needs to be monitored with scans especially if she has chairi symptoms. This could be congenital as well. As long as it stable, and she is asymptomatic, it does not cause any problems should consult neurosurgeon and neurology. ...Read more

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I have a polycystic ovary syndrome... What type of food should I be taking to cure it? And what should i be doing and what not to do?

I have a polycystic ovary syndrome... What type of food should I be taking to cure it? And what should i be doing and what not to do?

Weight loss: polycystic ovarian syndrome is typically associated with significant weight gain and insulin resistance. Following a low carb diet tends to be the most effective way to lose weight and improve the disorder. Exercise is also important. Your doctor may consider starting a medication, such as metformin ...Read more

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Is there any questions i should be prepared with to ask the doctor, or test i should be getting to see what is causing this. i have a lot of doctors s?

About what?: What symptoms are you having? You don't say. Ask again and please be more specific There is a 150 character limit to questions on this forum, so be brief but complete. Generally, there are no bad questions! Make a list of what you want to know in advance. Info from your doc who knows you, beats info from the internet in most cases. When in doubt, ask! Take notes of the answers, too. ...Read more

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I'm concerned that I might have an exercise addiction. What are the warning signs I should be looking for?

I'm concerned that I might have an exercise addiction. What are the warning signs I should be looking for?

Never leaving the --: - gym. Always feel guilty when not there. Exercise that effects Ur daily life, like socializing with only people who also can't leave the gym. Always looking in the mirror, then feel like U need 2 go 2 the gym. If it effects Ur schooling or Ur job. If so perhaps make an appointment 2 C a psychologist. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous, and what can be done for it?

Should i be concerned if my grandson was just diagnosed with ebsteins anomaly is it dangerous, and what can be done for it?

High variation: Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve is a highly variable congenital heart defect. In some, no surgery is required ever, and at the other extreme, infants may need surgery to repair the tricuspid valve. Surgical repair is difficult, if necessary, and should only be performed by a surgeon with experience and a history of success. Arrhythmias may complicate long-term outcomes. ...Read more