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Reply: Nuclear Stress Test results
Hi: "Small, severe fixed anteroseptal perfusion defect." In general-only here, the two main concerns...More
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A Perfect Six Pack For Your Brain
Useful for the first 10 minutes and after that it's going to aggravate matters so even know they are little...More
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Reply: New Stent Recipient and Scared
Are you still there JJdigilio? It is just a wake up call for those of us who have had stents. I had...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
I guess I'll add to the numbers. 45 years old and been able to do it as long as I can remember. Clinical...More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
Hi All, I have the same issue as well. This started around 2 months ago. Same situation, EKG and Echo on...More
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Reply: Enlarged RV
Hi: "Could resting echo have been mistaken on RV enlargement?" This would be unusual as...More
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Reply: Leaky Veins
I have swelling, bruising in my lower legs & get & a LOT of pain that is excruciating, untolerable....More
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Reply: Chemo saved my life and ruined my heart
Hi: I don't have the same issue but wanted to say here, that unfortunately, some chemotherapy drugs...More
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Reply: Compression Hose
Hi: Thanks for the update. Do check with your cardiologist. General compression-therapy info Do's...More
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Reply: bicuspid aortic valve issues
Hi gimme, Thank you for taking the time to respond to my post, especially given that you just returned home...More
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Reply: Omeprazole and Irregular Heart Beat
Wow, I noticed the very same heart symptoms after about one month of switching from Omeprazole to Protonix...More
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Reply: Pt with RSB heart murmur on exam. EKG normal excep...
You're welcome. At least with the echocardiogram, you'll have the definitive answer on the status of...More
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Reply: Blood Pressure Meds
Check with your pharmacist. They are the specialist in drug interactions and side effects.
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Reply: Short pr interval?
I have exactly the same problem as yours, 98 PR and palpitation and fear of death suddenly from short PR during...More
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Reply: Cant WAlk After Heart surgery
Hi: You posted this very same message 2 months ago and it was answered. =D ...More
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Reply: Chest pain after cold drink
I have a Schatzki ring in my esophagus and it must be at the level of the heart - because I get very sharp...More
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Reply: Blocked SVC
You're welcome. =D "Not giving up though as I feel this is a serious condition and sleeping at night...More
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UW doctors test ‘heart in a box’ to boost scar...
For years, the ordinary picnic coolers have been the only way to get scarce hearts from deceased donors...More
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UW doctors test ‘heart in a box’ to boost scar...
For years, the ordinary picnic coolers have been the only way to get scarce hearts from deceased donors...More
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Reply: 3 weeks and still having chest pain
Richardsmith815, please note that the post is from 6 years ago. CardioStar* -More
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Reply: Frequent premature ventricular contractions
Hi: ......"which confirmed I've recently developed "frequent premature ventricular contractions" --...More
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Reply: Looking to interview HF patients
Hi -- 67 yo male. I had quad bypass surgery about seven years ago and it appears I have recently started a...More
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Reply: Chest Pain Concern
Would you rather be alive with a medical bill, or be dead? Symptoms like those should never be ignored. I pray...More
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Reply: Confused by bill for Stress Test - am I being robb...
A baseline echocardiogram is performed, followed by a treadmill stress test, which is quickly followed by...More
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Reply: failed stress test
Next time you visit your physician, ask him or her if the MVD could be caused by a condition called...More
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Reply: Question re: ECG Report and Intraventricular Condu...
Although billh99 gave you a very thorough answer, it is not advised that a non-medical person try to learn...More
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Reply: How Concerned Should I Be About a Non-Fasting Trig...
"So basically since they can be 5 - 10 times higher than fasting, my 451 could be "normal?" Yes. ...More
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Reply: waking up to a racing heart
Hi Heartproblemssuk: Please note that valkyriescream had posted this 7 years ago. waking up to a...More
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Reply: BP or something else?
A Holter monitor is a like an EKG, but only a couple leads. You wear a small box for 24-48 hours. An event...More
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