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Ectatic Aorta
I had a c.t. scan to check on lung nodules that appeared a year ago. My scan showed an ectatic ascending aorta...More
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Heart rate for weight loss
What is the right heart rate to lose weight
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Concerned about my Blood Pressure Medication
I had my triple bypass operation just over 6 years ago. All went well and I still have no complaints. I have...More
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4 year old with enlarged right ventricle
Hello. My now 4 year old had been followed by a paediatric cardiologist since he was 19 months. He was a...More
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blocked artery
Cardiac cath showed total blockage but auxiliary vessels supplying my heart thus natural bypass , no stint was...More
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1 swollen leg
I have high pressure and take a BC pill along with a BP pill=Lostran 50/12.5 HCTZ. Since about nov 2014 I...More
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Back pain radiating to chest
A couple of nights ago, i was at work and I had a throbbing pain in my lower left back. I thought I might've...More
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Statin Skeptic
Dr. Beckerman recently reviewed an article on Statins, and while it did mention some side effects, I...More
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Feels like palpitations but aren't?
I've been experiencing what feels like palpitations any time (and only when) I raise my heart rate...More
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Pericardial effusion and exercise
Is it a bad idea to do any form of exercise such as running if someone is diagnosed with mild pericardial...More
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Dizziness and Heart Thumps
Hello. I'm a 23 year old male. I have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator since I suffer from...More
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