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Hi: ..."the doctors are afraid to try to put in a third stent." "a bypass would be difficult." ...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 About.com - Heart...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
Wow, and here I thought I was the only one that could do this. Everything everyone has described about what it...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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Reply: Chest pains.
Hi: ......"My body is used to it." Be that as it may, simply , don't smoke weed . "had shortness...More
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Reply: Mild Chest Pains
Hi: "I was wondering if it was a good suspicion that these are likely muscular in nature?" Sounds...More
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Need advice for complications after heart cath
I just had a heart cath on Tuesday the 21st and doctor inserted a plug. I went home same day and on wed...More
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Reply: Palpitations what is causing them at rest but not ...
Hi: While some individuals can experience palpitations at rest, which disappear during vigorous...More
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Reply: PFO fund raising
Good question. Contact the American Heart Association and maybe they can help you with this. 1-800-242-8721More
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Reply: 22 Year old male. Born with VSD and complications.
Hi: "They wouldnt list the finding of the defect if it was closed, correct?" Correct. ......"and...More
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Reply: Chest pains
Hi: "Should I tell them before I start the test today about my symptoms getting worse" Yes, of...More
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Reply: 19 year old male, had too much caffeine and went t...
Hi: "The doctors said I don't have any heart problems, but......" "Would should I do? Should I stop...More
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Reply: patent foramen ovale (PFO). Extremely tired!
Yes, these are some of the symptoms many, many people with this condition share, including myself....More
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Reply: Blocked artery
You're welcome. Take good care, CardioStar^ More
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Reply: Years of chest pains - at my wits end
Hi: "I have had EKGs, a stress test, blood work and over night monitoring. My doctor has ordered up a...More
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Reply: Confusing Echo Stress Test Results/Conclusion
You're welcome. Take good care, CardioStar* More
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Reply: The overweight reflection looking
for her shoes tipping the scales at 210 pounds My suggest is not to wear 210 pound shoes. While they are...More
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Reply: Cardiac Brachytherapy
H Bob: Hmmmmm, haven't heard that term (an all but discontinued specialized treatment modality)...More
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Reply: swollen leg after bypass surgery
Thanks Cora for mentioning Coban treatments. Hopefully this can help others in the same or similar...More
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Reply: After Exercise
Hi: The only way to truly determine "why is this" is via proper diagnostics. The bottom line ...More
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Reply: Low Iron in a heart patient
oops...ipad errors. i meant to type "he took a blood test". And that i takr takenpron for reflux and...More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
Hi Max. Are you ok now? I have similar symtoms with the burbing, arrhythmia skipped beats, and almost...More
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Reply: Coreg/Carvedilol
Let us know when you get the itching side effect problem resolved. Take good care, CardioStar* More
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Reply: Cholesterol and heart disease help please
Is it safe for someone in my position to exercise? I am worried if I exert myself too much I could suffer a...More
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Reply: IST help
Hi: "I keep thinking she is gonna, she will just up and have a heart attack any min" A heart attack...More
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Reply: anything new
Hello, So I only have a few mins before my two little girls wake up for school,,,but. yesterday morning...More
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IST ? any help
Hello, So I only have a few mins before my two little girls wake up for school,,,but. yesterday morning...More
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Reply: psvt
Hi: "I feel unconvinced that I need Rythmol 150. It's so strong and must contribute to my general...More
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Reply: HOT TUB AND HEART ATTACK
*As applicable to the patient. Hot Tubs Can Land Your Heart In Hot Water Soak with caution if you...More
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Reply: Aortic stenosis advice
I assume that you have a bicuspid aortic valve which is causing the stenosis. I belong to a group, Cardiac...More
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