I need help! How do I know if I have heart disease or just arrythmia?

Different symptoms. An arrhythmia feels like skipped beats, racing heart, or irregular beat. Checking your pulse can suggest whether its' irregular, if you don't notice the sensations in your chest. The chest pain from, what most people call, heart disease, usually lasts longer than the fleeting pain of a heart palpitation. An arrhythmia is an electrical problem. See primary physician either way, to check-up.

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Which is worse: heart disease or an arrhythmia?

Question. Not enough space here to cover... Arrhythmia caused by heart disease makes the heart disease more serious. Some arrhythmias without heart abnormality known don't mean much. In general arrhythmia and heart disease go together but either can be problematic even if not associated. This is far too simple but again not enough space. Read more...

Do you know which is worse heart disease or arrhythmia?

Heart disease. Arrhythmia may be one of the manifestations of heart disease. In general, arrhythmias may not be important if the heart is structurally healthy but may be dangerous if the heart is weak. Of course the more accurate answer will depend of the specific kind of arrhythmia and the extent of the heart disease, but you did not provide that info. Discuss with your md. Read more...

Safest schizophrenia medication for patients with heart disease and arrhythmia?

Not answerable. This is the type of question that cannot really be answered in this forum. It would obviously take a psychiatrist talking to your cardiologist about what the proper combination should be. There are many arrhythmias and many antipsychotic medications. The details would need to be known. Read more...
Aripiprazole. And other atypical antipsychotics can be considered amongst the safest for a case like this. Haloperidol (and other typical agents) is used sometimes, with caution. Ask your dr for a recommendation in this particular case. Good luck. Read more...

What is the best and safest migraine medicine for patients with arrhythmia/heart disease?

Migraine. You shoul discus so with your dr. There are a number of choices beta blockers would be the first to try. Read more...
? and Beta-blockers. Treatment for migraines can be divided into abortive and preventative categories. Abortive migraine treatment is given at the onset of symptoms. Preventative treatment is given on a regular basis to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. In patients with frequent migraines, beta blockers are the safest medications used to prevent migraines in patients with arrhythmia and/or heart disease. Read more...

Important question for doctor or someone who knows a lot about heart disease? What is risk for baby if mom had heart defect?

Question confusing. If your ? Is will baby be at risk of a heart defect if mom has one, the answer is possibly.If mom & not dad has a defect there is abour 5% risk of baby having some type of defect, though not always the same one.If dad has one the risk increases. If ? Is it risky for the baby for mom to have a heart defect, the answer depends on the defect & how it effects mom's health.Stable=ok unstable=risky. Read more...

Important question for doctor who knows a lot about heart disease. Is CHF always fatal?

No. Like with everything else, there are degrees of severity. If your CHF is mild or well controlled you can live for many more years and be productive. If your CHF is moderate you might not be as physically active but you might still live for many more years. If you have uncontrolled severe CHF you should talk to your doctor and consider your options (i.e.: assist devices or transplant). Read more...