I am 53. My pulmonary, mitral & tricuspid valves leak, diagnosed 4 years ago. I began having 2 or 3 second blackouts, where everything would go black, and then my body would start up again. I went to GP and asked to be put on propanolol again, and this has stopped. Is there anything to help me do more, stay awake longer, be less fatigued?View Thread
Recently I have tried my 15 different blood pressure pill and still the side effects are worse than the BP numbers. There are a lot of different feelings with tingle, light headed, double vision still going on. NOTHING has been done and they think a pill will take care of it. I have asked for a TEE to really make sure that small aortic aneurysm isn't growing but no the EKG looks great. Since 7/2013 I have been on inhalers, then on predisone packs because of being exposed to Mold for a long period of time. my questions are (1) will any aneurysm grow or enlarge quicker? My cataracts did increase to needing surgery at the age of 56. Now I had blood work and I CANT get an answer on what these numbers mean. Please some one just answer my question. Specimen # 0204:G00540R ORDERED name: IGE results 355.60 FLAG "H" Reference 103-240.0 IU/ml Specimen # 0204:H00512R ORDERED name : total EOS count Results 0.14 Flag nothing posted Reference 0-0.35 10'3/UL Before I go through a ":desensitizing injections I want to know what those numbers mean. Thank you all againView Thread
My father needs a leg bypass surgery however, a chemical stress test revealed blockage around his heart. He had 2 stents in 2002 but the new blockage is downstream from them. He has 3 arteries blocked @95% and 2 @ 70% They tried an Angio but were not successful and is now being referred to a heart doctor. The cardiologist said they could possibly do a High risk angio and then put him on meds for the rest of his life. My question is what will most likely be the recomended treatment and has anyone ever been through this? I cant see the doctors doing a bypass on his heart and then doing a bypass on his leg. He has lesions on his foot and this is why he needs the bypass done on his leg. He's 71 any info would be greatly appreciated.View Thread
My daughter was born with ASD. It was repaired at age 8. She is now 27 and has had an irregular heartbeat her entire life. Over the last 3 months she has been running a fever of about 100.1 daily. No other symptoms except fatigue. She had blood work done and her sodium levels are extremely low. She had a very irregular EKG but again that has been happening since she was 8. Her doctor is concerned she may have congestive heart failure. She is being placed on a halter monitor on Monday. Any thoughts?View Thread
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My husband showed signs of an irregularity on his EKG compared to his prior one. The doctor said it was "funny or different" but not sure why. My husband said he suffered no symptoms of having had an attack. He also has severe neuropathic pain from an upper extremity amputation. This causes him to have severe muscle spasms in the amputated shoulder and chest areas on that side. Can this incident show up as a heart attack on an EKG? He is only 45.View Thread
I'm a 38 yr female, weight 250. I'm on Lostran w/HCTZ 50/12.5mg 1 daily. I've had an issue for the past several months with one leg swelling more than the other leg. When I wake up 1 leg is 16.5 inches at the calf and the right leg is 18 inches. Both legs will turn red at times. I've had ultra sounds of leg, kidney, liver-all fine and normal, echo was done-normal. I had the blood pressure taken of legs and both arms all normal range. We've tried Lasix but no change my blood pressure stays 106/67 so we only tried low dose of Lasix.
I even had my thyroid checked TSH 1.83, T3 free 3.6, T4 free.76. I don't know what else to do and neither does my doctor. Any suggestions?View Thread
31 year old male, no known health problems. Recently had a 24-hour holter monitor and echocardiogram due to palpitations and episodes of tachycardia (I'd wake up in the middle of the night with a heart rate of 120+).
The holter monitor results were "unremarkable" with an average heart rate of 72, and a maximum heart rate of 140.
For the echocardiogram, the cardiologist said that it was a "normal study", but in his notes he also said, "Left ventricle is mildly dialted, however LV volume and LV index are normal." The LV ejection fraction was 68%. He also noted, "LV diastolic function abnormal."
My GP tells me that there is nothing to worry about. However, if I am reading the results of the echo correctly, my left ventricle is enlarged. I understand that this can be an early precursor to heart disease. I am also concered about the abnormal diastolic function. I wonder if this means that I do, in fact, have early stage heart disease -- or that I am on my way to developing heart disease.
Because the cardiologist's "conclusion" was a "normal study", my doctor is brushing off my questions and telling me not to worry.
Should I be concerned? Should make an appointment with the cardiologist who did the study to talk with him directly? Is there anything that I can do -- diet or exercised maybe - that would reverse the LV enlargement?View Thread
I have episodes of severe chest pain, dizziness, palpitations, tightness in my chest, and presyncope. [br>[br>I have had numerous EKGs, showing a range of issues, including: Atrial Fibrillation, Left Posterior Faciscule Block, Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block, Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, 1st Degree AV Block, Sinal Arrest w/Escape Beat, and a highly variable resting heart rate (anywhere from the low 20's to 150bpm - with average being 45-55bpm). My rightward axis is always slightly abnormal. EKGs abnormalities are intermittent, with the exception of the heart rate variation.[br>[br>I am not athletic, my electrolytes and thyroid function are normal. My echocardiograms are normal, aside for extremely mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. [br>[br>My cardiologist is concerned about how variable my heart rate is, so he sent me to an electrophysiologist who performed a tilt table. Upon tilt my heart rate went up by over 30bpm, with blood pressure remaining steady (roughly 120/80 +/- a few points). [br>[br>They keep telling me that nothing is really standing out as abnormal, but literally every EKG I've had done shows some type of abnormality. [br>[br>I am concerned, because this happened with my aunt. Same symptoms (presyncope, dizziness, chest pain, etc.), and they did numerous tests - all saying she was fine. Until she nearly died, and they caught on that she needed a pacemaker. [br>[br>Just wondering if I could get some responses from cardiologists as to whether or not you think a pacemaker is in my future. I can provide copies of my results/EKGs upon request. Any help would be greatly appreciated.View Thread
I had a stent placed in my heart in April 2014. I expected the pains in my chest to stop after the operation. However, after the operation I'm still having pains in my chest. The pain is located in the upper center part of my chest. After several trips back to the hospital about this pain, the doctors don't think that it is my heart. Also, I entered physical therapy treatment and an exercise program for two months resulting in my losing 23 pounds. The pain is not generated by activity. My PCP thinks it may be a problem with a joint located in my sternum.
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