Hi people, I'm actually 15 years old and with my early age I become health concious because of my family history. My Grandfather died either because of Heart Attack or High Blood Pressure, I can't really figure out how he died but I asked my Mother and Aunts about the findings of his death and one of those matched base on their statement. When I was on second year high school, I was 14 years old on that time I started to get serious deep heart palpitations and I really like to drink coffee when mornings because I need to keep my self awake all the times at the school. When I was in third year high school I got palpitations too but more worst I think.. I got breathing problems but before I got that problem I got serious heart palpitations and everytime extreme palpitations occurs.. my arms, hands, and legs started to get numbness.. after one week we went to the doctor for the check-up but when they doing ECG tests on me .. it is normal. May 2015, when I started to get angry I think I'm having high blood pressure when my angryness occurs and I got serious palpitations and started to having fear of death but after that.. I got nausea and vomiting and believed it was just my ulcer or heartburn attack.. and sometimes my chest felt like stabbed by nails and whatever I do.. like urinating.. I got little bit of palpitations it took about 10 minutes before I calm down and also I got family history ill.. my mom got nervoussness when I was in his womb.. and I think little panic or nervous attacks occurs but I'm really scared with this.. when I'm doing workout.. in just 10 minutes.. I got extreme palpitations not like before I done my check-up. I am really scared of this feeling. What do you guys think of this?View Thread
I had a heart stent fitted after collapsing while out with friends I went to the hospital and the next day...
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I had a heart stent fitted after collapsing while out with friends I went to the hospital and the next day they fitted the stent after having a second heart attack in the night. I was the give a bag of pills told when to take them and sent home . The beta blockers made my heart rate too low and my blood pressure was also low so I basically was wondering around in a daze then I was internally bleeding from the asprin.i didnt realise this as I was so out of it . The nurse took me off the blood pressure pills which improved things a bit .but I still couldn't function .it was then suggested my symptoms were in my head. At this comment I wasn't pleased about the beta blockers where stopped . My heart rests at about 65 now which I have been told is good . The fog in my head has lifted. Since then I have been battling the side effects of ppis and tbe effects of withdrawal I haven't eaten properly for a couple of months .been admitted 4 times to hospital and came out no better .my sister sorted out probiotics etc which are slowly Improving things. I am very depressed I cry alot I ever used to be like this .I have tried to get my head around all of this .I feel completely unsupported and scared. When I asked about keeping an eye on me ie what if I need another stent done in the future I was told I would only get it if I had another heart attack. Surely this isn't right. After all this I am scared of being ill . I cant cope with much more .View Thread
Hello, I have questions about a recent pre employment ecg I had done. The company doctor told me that my...
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Hello, I have questions about a recent pre employment ecg I had done. The company doctor told me that my results were abnormal and that the left side of my heart is enlarged. Basically, he scared the crap out of me. I have had recent history of occasional high BP (140-150 over 80's), and I am working to get that under control. I don't have any history of dizziness, light headedness, no irregular heart beats, no swelling anywhere, no chest pains, etc. I'm 35 years old and male.
The results of the ecg are: Rate: 84 PR: 162 QT/QTc: 368/412 QRSD: 92 P Axis: 49 PRS Axis: 52 T Axis: 56
The printout does show under the interpretation Left Atrial Enlargement. I just got this yesterday as I was kind of shocked during the appt (didn't think of asking for the copy then). The dr. crossed out the 'left atrial enlargement' after showing me the clean copy at the appt, I didn't see it crossed out until I got the paper copy a couple of days ago. Ive already scheduled a follow up appt with a cardiologist, that is in two weeks. The job I'm having the physical for requires me to get cleared before the final job offer. The company dr. who completed the physical hasn't been any help since, basically saying I need to have a follow up in order to be cleared for employment.
I've posted about my swollen leg before not sure if this is connected. 10 months ago I had mild sprain took 3 months to heal. It would go numb and be tinglely at times. It's doing that again. I wear hi top shoes all the time now. But the ankle still pops and cracks at times. The right leg stays swollen had a bunch of tests done; the doctor think it's VI but i think it might be related to the ankle. I have tried wearing support knee highs stocking but haven't noticed a difference.
I don't know why the ankle/foot is tingling now. Any suggestions?
Well I have met my transplant team, gone thru all the initial testing, even had a "FemPop" in the left leg. Now I am trying to get ready for a LVAD as a "bridge-to-transplant" that all my doctors say I need. It will probably be sometime this summer as they want my leg to completely heal and me to get stronger before the surgery. Yes I'm scared, but it is better than the other alternative. If anyone knows of any LVAD support groups and all out there please let me know it would be a great help and support. Thanks, RobertView Thread
My girlfriend had her EPS done last year. She was treated. She took her medicines as well. She gained so many kilos and her shoulders' broaden. She automatically gained a lot of fat in her body. Her thigh's enlarged. She is trying her best to lower her weight. she is 5feet 9 inches and 71 KG. Is there anything we can do? We need help. Is this all because of the cardiac treatment and medicines?View Thread
I am a 46 yr old male. High blood pressure controlled by meds and borderline diabetes and cholestral...
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I am a 46 yr old male. High blood pressure controlled by meds and borderline diabetes and cholestral controlled by diet. My family has histroy of diabetis, high cholestral, high blood pressure but no family history oh heart attacks. I am realativley active and workout 3x a week. About 6 weeks ago, while working out I had severe chest pain and shortness of breath. I thought I just over exerted myself. Since then I have been more fatigued than normla and chest pressure comes and goes more often and last longer each time. My EKG came back fine but my stress test showed mild ischemia. I started to have shooting pain into my neck and went to the emergency room. Chest x-ray, EKG, blood work came back with no heart damage. I just had a heart catherization and no blockage was evident. I still feel pressure at time and some time when I take a deep breath I get sharp pains that radiate from my chest to neck and shoulder. What can it be?View Thread
I'm 63, male with family history of heart disease. My BP tends to fluctuate a bit but is usually in the pre-hypertension range. I exercise regularly and eat healthy food. I've been on low dose aspiring for a decade but take no BP meds. My cholesterol numbers in January were 206 (total), 142 LDL-C, 35 (HDL). They have been in that area for years but my doctor thought I should start on generic Lipitor to lower the LDL number which I did. However, after a month on the statin (1x10 mg/day), I was noticing more aches and pains from some chronic conditions e.g. hallux rigidis that had been fine with conservative treatment before the statin. My doctor had me come in for a muscle inflammation test which proved normal. LDL had been reduced to 88 but because of the aches and pains, he took me off the statin and the discomfort subsided within a week or so.
I want to see what he now suggests doing but wonder if a calcium score test would be helpful. I had one when I was 48 and my score was zero. If it were still to be zero then perhaps treating my cholesterol with a statin wouldn't really be necessary but if it's high, then maybe I just accept the aches and pains of statin therapy as an acceptable tradeoff for a more healthy cholesterol level. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.View Thread
Hello. First off, I'm not sure if this is the right area for this, but hopefully I can find someone who can help me. Secondly, yes I have researched this to the end of the internet and back and can't find any answers.
So, this past December I was going to bed one night and had what I can only describe as a panic attack. I've never had one before, but my heart just started beating really hard and semi fast. I had been experiencing deep leg pain which resonates in my calves (still happening) and thought maybe I was so stressed that I just lost control, but the issue hasn't subsided in the past 5 months.
I have been to the ER twice for the leg issue as well as the heart issue, I've seen my primary care doc as well as a cardiologist and pulmonologist and I've had several ekg's, every blood test in the book, a treadmill stress test and worn a 24hr holter monitor and everything points to me being as healthy as a 15 year old kid (I'm 28).
Everyone keeps telling me it's all in my head, but I know my body and I stay active (working out 4-5 days a week) and I just don't feel right. My heart just beats very hard all the time and is hindering my sleep as well as routine daily activity. I have also noticed that drinking alcohol makes the issue 10x worse and makes me feel horrible. I have tried everything I can think of and just need someone to come along with an answer.
Just to reiterate, most of the time it's just pounding and beating hard, not fast, except when workout, it beats a lot faster these days than it used to before this started.
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