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Fast heartbeat
Hi I have a child who is very skinny (the size of a 10 year old) and has a fast heart rate. Her Resting...More
Posted by ellebell3027
Extremely worried about BP
Hi, I like to start off by saying I've been dealing with health anxiety and OCD since I was a teenager. I am...More
Posted by highbpguy
chest discomfort
hey, quick question. i dont want to ask a family member, because theyd freak out, so i thought id ask you. I've...More
Posted by bar128
Hashimotos and high LP (a)
I've just had blood results that have come up with LP(a) of over 1000 and CRP (inflamation) of 44. Apparently...More
Posted by artbirduk
concerned daughter/caregiver
My 78 yr old mother had a headache one day and woke up blind in one eye the next. She was diagnosed with...More
Posted by garnett4421
Hi Dr. James...I have a question...My husband takes pradaxa he has afib..they tried to dfib him, but it...More
Posted by lndblckwll
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
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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