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Hi Dr. James...I have a question...My husband takes pradaxa he has afib..they tried to dfib him, but it...More
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Reply: Heart Calcium score of 5460 !!! What does this me...
Hi : ......"his calcium score is a whopping 5460!!!" RadiologyInfo.org Coronary artery...More
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Reply: Dull squeezing chest pain
I think that the best thing to do is seek a second opinion, especially if you feel that something is wrong...More
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Reply: Sporadic Heart Pain
Hi: Medical rule of thumb, report ANY bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening or...More
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Reply: Heart
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Reply: What doe this mean
Thanks for your reply about the implant. "I have been having unexplained drops in blood pressure....More
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Reply: Pain
Over the internet there is no way to tell the cause of your shoulder pain. If it is causing you that much...More
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Reply: Dealing with medication side effects
Hi: "He has been prescribed beta-blockers and ace inhibitors but won't stay on them very long because...More
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Reply: Are Stress Test & Echocardiogram All I Need?
Hi: "He did an echocardiogram and a nuclear stress test, both of which he said were normal. " An...More
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Reply: Heart Rhythm Changes
Hi: "with occasional PVC's now." "Should I be really concerned about this or is this something...More
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Reply: Heart Rhythms
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living with cardiomyopathy
According to my Dr I have moderate cardiomyopathy. Less than two years ago I had cardiac ablation for AFib...More
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Top Healthy Habits for Your Heart
"You can dramatically lower or nearly wipe out your chances of a heart attack and heart disease by...More
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Reply: heart attack vs panic attack
What I have found helpful is a simple breathing exercise that I use several times a day. I also use it when I...More
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Reply: The newbe
"I still plan to dance at her wedding. " AWESOME!!! Take care, CardioStar* WebMD member...More
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Reply: Wolff Parkinson White
Hi: An actual heart attack? Noteworthy, a routine resting electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) is an "inexact...More
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Reply: Dizziness and passing out
Hi: Haven't experienced this, but just curious as to what heart diagnostics have you had? "I have...More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
I have a similar problem. After eating, I sometimes get indigestion with burping and heart palpitations. I'm...More
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Reply: Early Failure of LIMA After CABG
Hi: In general-only here, and beyond drug-therapy (even the angina drug Ranexa), if/when common...More
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Reply: Atherosclerosis question regarding pathologies
Hi: ......"can severe high voltage electrical injury contact cause atherosclerosis and its pathology" ...More
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Can a high voltage electrical shock incident cause Atheroscleroisis ?
Can runners acquire the same with low cholsertol levels?
Is the disease more seculatory and hereditary?
Reply: Atherosclerosis question regarding pathologies
You ask some very good questions. I have no idea about the electrical shock question, but when it comes to...More
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Can a high voltage electrical shock incident cause Atheroscleroisis ?
Can runners acquire the same with low cholsertol levels?
Is the disease more seculatory and hereditary?
Reply: heart disease
Hi: Check out this informational/ support site for heart valve replacement patients, and for those who...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
When i started surging i could get my heart rate from 60 to 120bpm, but now after practicing for three days...More
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Reply: Heart experts warn of air pollution dangers
That is awesome cardiostar. Its a positive step in the right direction. Up to 400 miles per charge is highly...More
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Reply: arrhythmia and blood thinners
Blood thinners do not treat AFib. They are used to help prevent clots that can form when the heart is in AFib....More
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are blood thinners the only treatment for arrhythmia
Reply: Severe Chest pain only when Walking
Ok, then why is the pain occurring only when I am walking. I have to take a taxi most of time as I am afraid of...More
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3-D Printed Model Heart Guides Surgeons, Saves Liv...
Researchers are now using three-dimensional, or 3D printing to create models of the human heart to help...More
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Reply: reason for concern?
There is no way that anyone over the internet can answer this. But those symptoms seem sever enough that I...More
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Reply: Ascending (Thoracic) Aortic Aneurysm
Hi, this article should help you: [a title="Link: undefined" class="in-cell-link" target="_blank">...More
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Reply: Horrible itching all over, post op heart attack, t...
Hi Cindy: Various drugs, Brilinta being one of them, may/can cause itching as a side effect/adverse...More
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