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Reply: Feels like palpitations but aren't?
Additionally, worth mentioning here, some individuals with mitral valve prolapse (MVP, the most common...More
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Reply: Statin Skeptic
Thanks for your post. Dr. Beckerman hasn't replied to posts for quite some time now. About risk...More
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Reply: Medical miracles do occur, this time with help fro...
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Reply: Do This 5-minute Process To Heal Your Mind & Your ...
Stress is one of the primary causes of many of our modern diseases and reduction of stress will go a...More
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Reply: Benefit of taking Harp Seal Oil than Fish Oil
Wow, baby seal oil? Sounds like a story from " The Onion ". I would submit to you that if you just eat...More
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Reply: Pericardial effusion and exercise
Hi: "Is it a bad idea......" Not necessarily, though ones' doctor should obviously advise the...More
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Reply: Dizziness and Heart Thumps
You're welcome. Take good care, CardioStar* More
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Reply: 66 year old Heart Failure
Hi: ......"it is down to a 20% working level." When doctors use a % as it pertains to the heart...More
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Reply: What to do?
Hi: "With all my health problems/right sided heart failure/kidney issues" "docs want me to.../...More
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Reply: Need advice on shallow pain
Hi: "Some guys have suggested that these are side effects of statin but my cardiologist disagrees to...More
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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
Dr. Beckerman, There is a mental training available, called "The Silva Method". It teaches you how to...More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
max74 I read your response and see that you were going to a cardiologist at Johns Hopkins. You said you would...More
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Reply: Is there any link between hand numbness while slee...
Hi: "I frequently awake with numbness in hands" Please consult with a/your doctor promptly. General...More
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Older Heart Patients and Aggressive Treatments
"Older people with certain types of heart problems might benefit from aggressive treatment they might...More
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Reply: Heart
You're welcome. ......."but I want to find another dr." Do so and fast. "I called his office...More
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Stress, Depression Are Trouble for Heart Patients
" Heart disease, depression and stress can be a deadly combination, a new study finds. Researchers looking...More
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Afib Slideshow
Hi Dr. Beckerman: The slideshow on Afib has nice graphics however the text (important stuff) is...More
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Reply: Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm --- Lots of Questions Wit...
Hi: About aortic aneurysms The normal aorta (largest artery in the human body, shaped somewhat like...More
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Reply: Possible worsening in AVR ?
I belong a group, Cardiac Athletes, that has members of all kinds of heart conditions and of all ages, who...More
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Reply: Diastlic congestive heart failure
You really need to talk to your cardiologist about this. There is a large range of diastolic heart failure. At...More
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Reply: Chest Pains/Difficulty breathing
Hi: "Should I be concerned?" Yes of course. "Could this also be from eating a lot more than...More
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Reply: Treadmill Mill Stress results i dont understand
Thank you so much for your time and help , I know I need to find a good specialist , it's really hard...More
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Heart News Roundup
In the last week we've gotten a lot of heart news, so I thought it may be helpful to provide everyone withe...More
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Focus More Heart Care on the Young, Study Says
Treatment for high cholesterol typically starts years after damage to arteries has already been done ,...More
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Love Coffee? Your Heart May, Too
"Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of developing clogged arteries, which in...More
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Reply: Extremely worried about BP
It is probably the "White coat syndrome", A lot of people have that and it is perfectly normal! I would...More
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Reply: Blood pressure question
Hi An, You shouldn't stop your meds without talking to your doctor. The 135/86 range means Prehypertension...More
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Reply: CHEST PAINS
Hi: Medical rule of thumb, report ANY bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening or...More
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AFB Risk and Alcohol
Could this connection be related to plasma magnesium? Refer to the JRSM article: Effect of beer consumption on...More
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