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Reply: Palpitations All The Time
Hi: ......"but when they doing ECG tests on me .. it is normal" Well, a Holter monitor or an event...More
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Reply: past ankle sprain case numbess and swollen leg
"I just don't know which doctor to try next." Perhaps a internist (internal medicine) and/or vascular...More
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Reply: family history
Hi: Maybe, maybe not. See a doctor regularly and keep all known modifiable risk factors for those...More
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Reply: depression after a heart attack and stent fitted
Go to your cardiologist and demand Cardiac Rehab. That is a supervised exercise program. So that you can learn...More
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Reply: ECG Test Result
Hi: "The company doctor told me that my results were abnormal and that the left side of my heart is...More
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Hand-Grip Strength May Provide Heart Health Clues
"Testing hand-grip strength could be a cheap and simple way of identifying people at increased risk for...More
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Reply: Pain at the middle of chest and neck when I tilt m...
Hi: "I'm having chest pain since 5 months. Pain at the middle of chest and neck when I tilt my head...More
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Reply: High-Protein Diet May Be Dangerous With Heart Dise...
I hate articles like this. There is no way to make any decisions from it. What is OLDER? What is a HIGH...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
Also, there seem to be three different groups forming. The first two are probably true surgers, and the third...More
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Reply: Latest update
Thanks for the update Robert. ...More
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Reply: Physical changes due to EPS and medicines
Hi: "My girlfriend had her EPS done last year. She was treated. "Is this all because of the...More
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Reply: Chest Pressure
Hi: "What can it be?" Realistically, one can not truly tell/determine for sure on the Internet...More
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Reply: LVDD with right PH
Hi: ......"and now diagnosed with LVDD stage 1 with right PH of 40-45. Do I see a cardiologist or a...More
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Reply: Help: Heart Beating Hard For 5 Months...
When you had the Holter did you have and note any of the attacks? What did the Holter study show? If needed...More
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Reply: Would a Calcium Score Test Help Me?
Hi: ......"but wonder if a calcium score test would be helpful. I had one when I was 48 and my score...More
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Reply: swollen leg after bypass surgery
I had bypass surgery about 3 years ago (I am 80 years old) and have recently developed swelling in my leg...More
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Reply: 28/y/o chest pain
I would just like to reply to anyone with these symptoms, please continue to fight and find out what is...More
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Heart Failure Implant and Weaker Memory, Thinking
Research suggests left ventricular assist devices aren't a magic bullet More than one in four...More
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Women's Heart Health: Lower Stress, BP Important
"Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face...More
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Reply: Diganosing Blockages
This says that CTA and angiography are similar. But medical...More
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Reply: Flapping in Chest / Lung ?
Hi: "It's been going on for several months." Medical rule of thumb, report ANY bothersome,...More
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Reply: Annoying chest/arm pain
Hi: "Should I see my doc?" Yes, of course . "I stopped taking daily low dose aspirin a couple...More
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Reply: Scary slow heart
Hi: "I know I need to exercise my heart" The heart is a muscle and hence needs to be exercised,...More
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Reply: Plavix?
You're welcome. Here's some good reading material. Antiplatelet therapy after coronary artery...More
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Reply: heart function 30%
Hi: ..."wondering if this seems to be really bad or fixable? It does seem bad but all may/could be...More
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MRI May Help Gauge Stroke Risk in Those With AFib
"Special MRI scans of the heart can help spot people with atrial fibrillation -- a common heart rhythm...More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
I would just like to add my life story of this exact same issue. Ever since I was a teenager I have had...More
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Reply: Pacemaker causing vibrations.
Hi: "Yesterday I had tingling sensation......" Please consult with your doctor on this. Take...More
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Reply: Moving to Denver with mild COPD
Your welcome. Take good care, CardioStar* More
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Reply: Heart problems
Bullets have been known to move over the years. It could no longer be in the heart or it could be in a place...More
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