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Reply: Chronic fear of Heart Attack
Hi: "I'm 17" In those your age, generally, heart attack risks are considered very low and...More
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Reply: congestive heart failure
Hi: ......."does worsening congestive heart disease come on that fast?." Congestive heart failure...More
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Reply: Heart Blockage
Hi: "Does anyone know how long it usually takes to get into the cardio doctor and how long it may be...More
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Reply: Can anxiety cause blood pressure and pulse to drop...
Hi Th3techgirl, There is a lot of things that anxiety can cause. It does have the tendency to make...More
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Reply: anything new
Hi Donnie, It might be helpful to talk to your doctor about what kind of treatments are...More
Reply: Autonomic nerve caused heart-attack like symptoms?
I figured you had meant an echocardiogram. Echocardiography is very versatile in confirming or ruling...More
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frequency of high count of coronary blockages
I am curious about how often heart patients have over a dozen coronary blockages, survival rate, and...More
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Reply: Potassium Levels
Also most salt substitutes contain potassium. Also watch any vitamins or suppliments and check their contents...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
You are not alone. I have this ability all my life. I am now 50 and determined to find some answers. I...More
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Reply: hear
Hi george57, This is a question best asked of your doctor. He/She is best equipped to explain your test...More
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Reply: Sweating after byepass surgery
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Newborn "Singers" desease?
I have a newborn granddaughter that has acidosis and enlarge heart and a few other problems. The doctors says...More
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Reply: blood pressure
Hi: "Am I ok?" Realistically, no one can truly tell/know for sure via the Internet, though it looks...More
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Reply: Minimally invasive mitral valve repair or open ste...
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Reply: Heart disease or Aniexty
Hi: "I also quit smoking 2 years" Kudos on that. "She ordered up a few tests, including an echo,...More
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Reply: Post Open Heart Left side soreness
Ive had 3 ( Im 29) and sometimes I have pain and stiffness all throughout. Sorry hope youre feeling...More
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Reply: weird pain in chest
Hi: "Do you think this is anything to worry about?" Yes, of course. Medical rule of thumb, report ...More
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Reply: Extreme Fatigue?
Hi: "I also have COPD emphysema, and I think this is also causing exhaustion." May very well could...More
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Reply: IBC-C
From my reading Linzess works in the intestines...More
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Reply: Chest Pain And When To See A Doctor
People usually see doctors for assurance and peace of mind. But, some people are willing to forgo peace of...More
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Reply: New Stent Recipient and Scared
You should never have any heart pain. See him to determine if it is a digestive issue, or actually...More
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CABG and temp memory loss
I had a 5 way bypass in 1992, and, I can confirm reports of related temporary to moderate memory loss...More
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Reply: CAG or not ?
Hi: "Can I go from healthy to heart diseased in an year?" It's possible. In fact, one second you...More
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Reply: Grapefruits and Clementines
Is this still true?I heard, I'm pretty confident... more recent than three years again the news that...More
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Reply: NOTHING wrong with me?
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Reply: Heart healthy diet
Hello and thank you for posting! This slideshow covers the basics of the DASH diet that many of the...More
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Reply: Heart Attach and Medication Concern
Hi: ......"and suffers depression." "This issue is seriously affecting my wife's depression......" ...More
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Reply: Heart by pass
Hi; Thanks for your post. Typically, cardiac rehab plays an important role in the overall recovery...More
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Reply: Am I high risk?
My father died from an MI at 43. If this really concerns you then you might want to look for cardiologist that...More
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Reply: PAD
Hi: Scared no doubt. "I quit smoking last month and am now on cholesterol and blood pressure meds." ...More
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