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Reply: Frequent Ventricular Premature Complexes
You're welcome. "Yes it means 110/70." Normal resting blood pressure (BP) in adults is under...More
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Stopping Brilinta, Rebound Effect?
My cardiologist wants me to stop Brilinta soon since it has been a year since my stent placement. I have read...More
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blood thinners feedback request
Hi, my father is on Coumadin and we are considering switching him to Eliquis, Xarelto, Pradaxa, or the new...More
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Reply: Can a person be scared to death?
Unfortunately, avoiding stress/daily stressors is easier said than done for many, though that list is...More
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Reply: 5-Emotional Stages after a Heart Attack
Typically, cardiac rehab plays an important role in the overall recovery process, which is different for...More
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Reply: Premature Ventricular Contractions Solved
Thanks for your post. "Cardiologist told me to stop drinking caffeine, alcohol, and take slow-mag. "...More
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Reply: 28/y/o chest pain
......" but if I move it the tingle goes away in 20 seconds" Doesn't sound cardiovascular-related. ...More
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Reply: Heart Disease 30% muscles working
I had a LVEF of 20-24% then up to 40-44%, then back down to 30-34%. I got the defibulator in 2010. I have...More
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Reply: Extremely worried about BP
Talk to your therapist about learning some relaxation response methods. They help control BP but also can...More
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Reply: Fast heartbeat
From MedlinePlus Trusted Health Information For You Normal ResultsFor resting heart rate: Newborns 0...More
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Reply: chest discomfort
Hi: Medical rule of thumb, report ANY bothersome, concerning, troublesome, worrisome, worsening or...More
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Reply: concerned daughter/caregiver
Hi: "Is it the medicine?" It may very well could be. All prescription drugs may/can cause various...More
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Reply: psvt
great spirit! Thank you, Fabulous. 260 bpm! I'm told I had 16 stv events in 24 hours and all the time my pulse...More
Posted by oldie28
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!!!" 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: 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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