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Reply: conscious control of heart rate
There is an established philosophy that centers itself around what you all call surging; It springs up...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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Reply: waking up to a racing heart
It's been a long time since you posted about this, but I'm having a similar issue. Would love to know what you...More
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Reply: This Makes Your Heart Attack Risk 8 Times Higher
Hi: I'm not a doctor. Been a WebMD member since August 1999. "I have been told I have...More
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Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack
"Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or...More
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Reply: Lifestyle Survey - following diagnosis
That is technically not a heart attack. 165 is extremely high I was once hospitalized with 121 heartbeats per...More
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Reply: Help interpreting echocardiogram results
Diet and exercise can help the enlargement but they will not reduce it. It looks to me like you have the...More
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Reply: Leaking Heart Valves
Hi: "My pulmonary, mitral & tricuspid valves leak" What is the degree of the leakage, the...More
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Reply: Did I have a heart attack?
Hi: "Apparently, I have some kind of 'bacteria' on my heart valve that let infection in and......" ...More
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Did I have a heart attack?
Hi, I am grabbing for any answer here....I am a 51 year old woman normal height/weight. I recently was...More
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Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Heart Disease D...
"Sweating it out in a hot sauna may be relaxing, and new research suggests it may also be good for your...More
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Reply: Will it ever stop?
Hi: Long time no see/hear. "I have tried my 15 different blood pressure pill and still the side...More
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Reply: Leg bypass needed but failed chemical stress test
Hi: "The cardiologist said they could possibly do a high risk angio and then put him on meds for the...More
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Reply: Fever and Congestive Heart Failure
Hi: "Her doctor is concerned she may have congestive heart failure." Hopefully not. Congestive...More
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Reply: brittle blood pressure
Brittle BP is usually one that rapidity fluctuates or spikes. Several things that are know to cause this are...More
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Reply: Poor circulation causing leg swelling? or somethin...
"The doctor said it was probably venous insufficiency or something/he said it was the only thing that...More
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Reply: Nix Grapefruit & Statin Drugs
The problem is only with grapefruit. You can eat all of the other citrus fruits such as lemon, limes, and...More
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Reply: EKG
Hi: Most important, any irregularity/abnormality on an ECG (electrocardiogram) should be thoroughly...More
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Reply: Heart Condition - Can I dive?
You're welcome. Take good care, CardioStar* More
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Reply: How a built-in protective mechanism can turn again...
As I've posted here many times (and I speak from experience on this), stress can cause various symptoms,...More
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Reply: Need another opinion. Re: Pacemaker
Yes, I am symptomatic during these events. Thanks for your input.More
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Reply: Frequent Ventricular Premature Complexes
You're welcome, and thanks for the update. CardioStar* More
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Reply: Palpitations and Burping?
Hi: ......"but still have them when I eat certain foods." Then it's of course essential to avoid...More
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Reply: Chest Pains After A Stent placement
Hi: "The pain is not generated by activity." "After several trips back to the hospital about this...More
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Reply: Collateral vessel by pass
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Reply: CT Calcium Score
First of all you need to at least read the abstract of a medical article and not just what is published in the...More
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Reply: New Stent Recipient and Scared
How are you feeling now since 2007 angioplasty? Any further heart bypass done or angioplasty caried out since...More
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Grapefruit & statin drugs can be a bad combination. Unlike other citrus fruits, grapefruit contains substances that disable certain ... More
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