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Afib
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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Dull squeezing chest pain
Hi everybody, I'm a 24 year old male, and I have been having chest pains as described in the title for up...More
Posted by rickyrozay
Heart Calcium score of 5460 !!! What does this me...
My husband recently went for a routine check-up. He had no symptoms at all. But, the Doctor wanted to check...More
Posted by marlab1111
Sporadic Heart Pain
I have sporadic sharp little pains in the area of my heart. Should I be really worried?
Posted by weezer3957
Pain
I have been having a dull constant pain in my left shoulder blade for 3 ddays, today the pain is in my arm as...More
Posted by An_260927
What doe this mean
last month I ended up in the ER with chest pain. Was told by the cardiologist that my EKG & BP looked...More
Posted by brew_fool
Dealing with medication side effects
My father is 64 years old and had a valve replacement approximately 6 years ago. He now has congestive heart...More
Posted by An_260880
Are Stress Test & Echocardiogram All I Need?
I've been have some chest discomfort and some occasional shortness of breath for about 4 months. I saw a...More
Posted by An_260864
Heart Rhythm Changes
Hello Everyone, I was initially throwing PAC's. While sitting at work began to feel palpations again,...More
Posted by paramedic6031
living with cardiomyopathy
According to my Dr I have moderate cardiomyopathy. Less than two years ago I had cardiac ablation for AFib...More
Posted by rlois0620
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
Posted by atti_editor
The newbe
Just had a stent put in my LAD a week ago. Started to feel great after a couple days and then caught the...More
Posted by lottaheart
Wolff Parkinson White
I just turned 20 and found out I've already had a heart attack. My father was diagnosed with Wolff...More
Posted by rosiejenna
Dizziness and passing out
Just wandering if anyone has experienced what has been going on with me. Doctors are playing with meds to...More
Posted by carlaw2000
Early Failure of LIMA After CABG
I am a 51 year old female diabetic and I had a quintuple bypass on 9/15/2014. 8-10 weeks after surgery shortness...More
Posted by klb728
Atherosclerosis question regarding pathologies
I am 53 and advised I have mild Atherosclerosis. i never drnak alcohol, I never smoked, and eat very...More
Posted by mrsafetyman

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Atherosclerosis question regarding pathologies
I am 53 and advised I have mild Atherosclerosis. i never drnak alcohol, I never smoked, and eat very...More
Posted by mrsafetyman

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Can a high voltage electrical shock incident cause Atheroscleroisis ?
Can runners acquire the same with low cholsertol levels?
Is the disease more seculatory and hereditary?
heart disease
I am new and recently was told I have severe tricuspid valve regurgitation and will need surgery when more...More
Posted by allisonmit01
arrhythmia and blood thinners
In feb was diagnosed AF and was prescribed blood thinner, but medicine is causing extreme bleeding from gums....More
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are blood thinners the only treatment for arrhythmia
Heart Rhythms
Hello, I am a 50 yr M with Hx HTN, DM, COPD, GERD, Arthiritis, Hypothyroidism, Sleep Apnea, Vit-D...More
Posted by paramedic6031
Severe Chest pain only when Walking
Hi, For 4 years now, I had been suffering from chest pain has gotten worse over the past 2 years. I had been...More
Posted by iren_v
reason for concern?
I have pain in my chest slightly to the left. Had it yesterday and now again. Numbness and dizzyness. Should...More
Posted by cattlegirl

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