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Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers
Air pollution should be one of the avoidable heart risk factors - just like smoking and excess fat -...More
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Reply: Checking blood pressure - chair method
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Reply: Post heart Attack Persistent Pain in my Arm
If it is ongoing and occurs at rest, while it may or may not caused by your orginal heart attack, it probably...More
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Reply: subclavian artery
Hi: "I have a appointment with a cardiologist next week." Excellent! Quote: Be a questioning...More
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Heart Disease Recovery Improves With Social Suppor...
Support from family and friends is crucial after a heart attack, according to a study linking a lack of social...More
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Reply: Left ventricular non compaction
Hi: The % factor - heart function Some individuals who have a low (moderate) or a really low...More
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Reply: LV noncompaction?
Hi: "new echo that showed my ejection fraction had improved to 45%." That's quite impressive. ...More
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Reply: pancake heart
Hi: Causing mitral valve prolapse MVP (a typically benign condition), good thing it hadn't caused a...More
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Reply: Heart problem?
Hi: "I went to see my primary who did labs" "Went to see cardiologist, did stress test everything...More
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Reply: Heart Catherizations
Hi: "I have had over 8 catheterizations since 2006 but all have been inconclusive" "Are the caths...More
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How Stress Really Does Cause Heart Attacks
This resources give a reasonable explanation as to how stress causes heart disease. Most articles hint at the...More
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Reply: So Scared
Hi: ..."at 18 diagnosed w/ aortic valve prolapse." We seldom hear about prolapse (described as a ...More
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Reply: My dad (62 y/o) has atrial fibrillation and is now...
Hi: "has atrial fibrillation" Atrial fibrillation (AF) has various causes (also known to be...More
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Reply: Ascending (Thoracic) Aortic Aneurysm
need info. which hospital did you go for surgery,please, im looking for hospital who will do this type of...More
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Reply: Collateral vessel by pass
"You have not stated if you made major changes in your diet, and stressors" Terribly a lot of major...More
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Good question. Talk to your cardiologist, especially since EECP, as reported, prompts collateral...More
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Super-safe iodide may save millions from heart dis...
A common dietary supplement can massively reduce damage to the heart after a heart attack. The effect...More
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Reply: Heart palpitations continue despite medications
You might want to see an electrophysiologist. That is a sub-specialty of cardiology that deals with electrical...More
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Reply: Heart palpatations
Hi: "Could that be an effect of Biotin?" "Is it taking that long for the Biotin I took to be...More
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Reply: Diastolic dysfunction (relaxation abnormality)
Sounds like good advice. About Health (Excerpts) Treating Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic...More
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Heart Failure Patients Benefit from Implanted 'Aor...
The C-Pulse heart-assist system is a cuff that wraps around the aorta and is......
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Reply: Years of chest pains - at my wits end
Worry won't fix anything, and may increase stress and chest pain. If you'll die, worry won't change...More
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Reply: Widow maker stent risks
ShamanPepper: No one can predict the future. If my cardiologist were right about me, I would have...More
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Reply: What's next?
Check out: this forum, . Many very...More
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Reply: confussed
Hi: . ..."and I have been hurting in the chest. One night I hurt so bad in the center of my chest and...More
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Reply: CHF and Pregnancy
Prognosis is a variable , especially since everyone is unique, with each and every case/situation...More
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Reply: Left bundle branch hemiblock
Hi: I don't have this condition but here's some good general info on it. From - Heart...More
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Reply: juggular pain
Hi: "What's going on??" Realistically, no one can truly tell for sure via the Internet (which has...More
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