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How bad does iron def anemia have to be before it causes heart problems? My hemo is 11 (116) and iron is 8. Have chest pain and sob and low BP and dizzyness and restless legs. So sick slways!

Much lower than that. A hemoglobin of 11 is only mildly reduced. Anemia itself will not cause cardiac or more likely issues with oxygen transport until it is much lower. Exactly how low depends on whether there are pre existing cardiovascular issues. Read more...
Different levels. Typically in a hospitalized person, i would worry about acute cardiac problem as the hemoglobin (hemo) is significantly less than 10. Iron levels can be very low in some people even 2. The real issue is why the iron problem is there (blood loss, no blood preduction or stuck somewhere in your body). Iron def can causes lots of medical things and med things can cause iron/blood loss. Check it out. Read more...

What causes slow heart rates at rest (54 to 62 bpm)? I'm not athletic, suffer of constant chest pain, catheterism ruled out heart problems, any ideas? Txs

Symptoms. Your provided information suggests you are on beta blockers which decreases heart rate. Constant chest pain is unlikely to be cardiac in etiology. Speculating on the cause of your chest pain without knowing more is unlikely to be profitable. You should discuss with your drs. And ask their impressions for what is going on with you. Read more...

Echo had 'sPAP > 50 on excer'. Heart normal. Been dizzy, dyspnea, chest pain, fatigue and palpitations. Report had 'exer ind PAH'. Is that real cond?

Real. Exercise induced pulmonary hypertension may be an intermediate stage between normal and pulmonary hypertension at rest. In normals pulmonary pressures drop or stay same during exercise. Follow up with pulmonary function tests is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...