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What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

If . If you are still concerned about your daughter, then you should definitely see a specialist. It sounds as though her doctor has been pretty thorough with the testing he/she has ordered, but if your daughter is still symptomatic, it is worth looking farther for answers. Call your child's doctor and ask for a specialist recommendation. Good luck! Read more...
Yes. Palpitations are often nothing but teen years are when we see a spike in the diagnosis of svt. Her asthma medicines will speed her heart rate anyway which might explain all, but they could help trigger svt. A 24 holter monitor would really help if she is having palpitations on a daily basis. Yes see a pediatric cardiologist. Read more...

Does heart failure always show up on an eeg, MRI or Echo? What is the definition? I have severe chest pain, breathlessness, palpitations upon standing and walking around. Is that a definition of heart failure? Or does it need to show up on one of thos

Chest pain. Your symptoms indicate significant disease, and if you are not already, you should be under careful and thorough medical care. Your condition and problems should be reported immediately to your physician. For this type of illness, I don't suggest you try self diagnosis with internet help. See your doctor asap. Read more...
It complicated. To me heart failure is a clinical diagnosis of bilateral pedal edema and orthopnea classic symptoms relieved by positive ionotrops and or dieuretics or afterload reducers and a low ejection fraction on echo,large heart on xray ecg findings may hint at cause of failure ischemic but can be normal i hope that helps. Read more...
Heart failure. Is still very much a clinical diagnosis, as both lab studies and imaging may be suggestive of such, but it has to match up with how someone is presenting. It's possible to have studies that suggest some element of heart failure without clinically significant heart failure. Symptoms like shortness of breath at rest or with walking, weight gain, ankle swelling. Read more...
Yes for the most par. there should be clear signs of congestive heart failure on an Echocardiogram. But there are blood tests (BNP) that should also show an abnormality. Your symptoms may show up on an EKG (or ECG), chest x-ray or even MRI. You should see cardiologist for further care. Read more...
Complicated. Heart failure a common syndrome that is increasing in incidence. It can be caused by left heart or right heart failure, diastolic dysfunction or other things too involved to go into now. Very serious problem and must be managed by a cardiologist and you will need a few different tests to delineate the cause. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with cardiologist ASAP. Your symptoms are worrying. Read more...
No. Heart failure is a clinical (bedside) diagnosis. Symptoms are Shortness of breath on exertion and swelling of the ankles. The signs are elevated jugular venous pressure, rales in lungs, liver enlargement, and pitting edema. The objective tests are BNP blood test and chest Xray. The tests you mention may indicate heart problems but they do not diagnose heart failure. Read more...

The past few months I've felt very different, chest pain near heart, heart palpitations, shortness breath, lightheaded? Healthy 29 year old male.

This warrants med. Eval. Although this might be associated with anxiety - medical causes must be ruled out. If you have not previously been evaluated for one of these episodes then chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath ; light headedness = emergency room (; don't drive yourself). Read more...

I have had the following symptoms for 1 month: - Chest Pain in Central-Left Region - Heart Palpitations - Dizziness - Nausea Suggestions?

SEE A DOCTOR. If you are having these symptoms now, seek IMMEDIATE emergency medical attention. If you are not currently having any of these symptoms or any shortness of breath or severe weakness, then schedule an appointment with your PCP or a Cardiologist ASAP. These are symptoms that can signify a very serious cardiac condition that may be life-threatening. Read more...