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Board: Heart Disorders 07-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,475
Posted By started04
Re: Mitral and Tricuspid regurgitation?

Your heart appears to have normal contractility as stated intact systolic heart function and that would indicate the heart pumps as output of 50 to 70% of the blood received which is normal. ...
Board: Heart Disorders 07-04-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By started04
Re: High pulse low b/p

An abnormally fast heart rate (tachycardia, above 100 at rest)can cause low blood pressure. The rapidly contracting ventricles do not have enough time to fill maximally with blood before the each...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-21-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,044
Posted By started04
Re: 34 Year Old - High Blood Pressure

A brisk walk for twenty minutes 3 times a week is about the minimum recommended as I have read. But depending on what and how much stress you are under may require a more active routine.

For a...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-21-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By started04
Re: Can 1 Echocardiogram and 2 Ekgs detect HCM (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)???

An EKG is not a very good source for an evaluation of the heart's functionality other than heart rhythm assessments. Having said that an EKG is more reliable with fewer false negatives, but more...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-21-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,044
Posted By started04
Re: 34 Year Old - High Blood Pressure

The doctor suggesting a self test at a public drug store indicates your doctor believes you may be experiencing unnecessary stress with a doctor's visit. But a pulblic facility is not a very good...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-20-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By started04
Re: Slower Pulse rate??

A heart rate below 60 bpm at rest is medically termed bradycardia and unless an individual is very good physical condition such as a very fit athlete it could be a problem. An athlete's left...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-20-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By started04
Re: Should we do a 2nd angiogram after stent operation?

American Heart Association: "Evidence accumulated in recent years demonstrated that asymptomatic myocardial infarction (silent heart attack) or asymptomatic myocardial ischemia (silent ischemia)...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-19-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By started04
Re: A weight on the left side of my chest

If you cannot get your heart rate up enough to have a successful evaluation to the predetermined level through exercise, your doctor may prescribe a stress medication in place of exercise on the...
Board: Angina 05-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,082
Posted By started04
Re: prinzmetal angina

>>>>I've been taking isorobide 3 times a week before going to the health center for a workout going on 7 years. A sublinqual nitro seldom....no problems.

It is my understanding the nitrate...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-18-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By started04
Re: Heart Attack and Diabetes - Diet and other implications

The EKG ST segment that is depressed can be caused by ischemia (occluded vessels, electrolyte abnormality, etc.) Ischemia can cause hypoxia and heart cell damage.

When ST segment depression is...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-18-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,714
Posted By started04
Re: Diagnosed with slightly Enlarged Heart

From your posted information doesn't appear to be any serious condition. Pleural effusion becomes a medical issue when a large volume of fluid accumulates in either right or left chest cavity. This...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,720
Posted By started04
Re: Heart Failure?

I had had a silent heart attack 7 years ago and I was diagnosed with congested heart failure. When there is heart failure the blood backs up into the lungs (congestion) as a weak heart does not...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Posted By started04
Re: Heart, Does anyone know what this means

That question has been answered on your other post of the same question.
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By started04
Re: Heart Attack and Diabetes - Diet and other implications

I had a silent heart attack 7 years ago. An EKG is not a reliable source for a dx, it may require an echocardiogram. The echo will determine if there are heart wall movement disorders, and if so...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,714
Posted By started04
Re: Diagnosed with slightly Enlarged Heart

My Xray results,
Cardiothoracic ratio 151/289 on my heart?
Dunno what it means

>>>>>The ratio is to determine normal size of heart related to the chest cavity (thoracic). The normal ratio is...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-16-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,714
Posted By started04
Re: Diagnosed with slightly Enlarged Heart

>>>>There may not be pleural effusion which is an abnormal amount of pleural effusion that is within a thin tissue that lines the chest cavity and surrounds the lungs.

My other post is in response...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-16-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 809
Posted By started04
Re: which betas do not cross blood/brain barrier

Metoprolol and atenolol only block beta-1 found primarily in the heart, and will not cross B/B barrier.
Board: Heart Disorders 05-16-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,714
Posted By started04
Re: Diagnosed with slightly Enlarged Heart

An enlarged left ventricle can be a condition that is easily dimissed. If that was my dx I would what an echocardiogram to determine viability of the ventricle walls, functionality of the LV's...
Board: Heart Disorders 05-16-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By started04
Re: Should we do a 2nd angiogram after stent operation?

I can give my perspective based on my experience. About 7 years ago I was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. My RCA was stented due to 98% blockage, the LAD was/is totally occluded and the...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,390
Posted By started04
Re: Urgent Concern

An infection of the respiratory system will raise the heart rate due to the decreased oxygen level with each heartbeat. Also, one's termperature would be over 100 with an infection.
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,410
Posted By started04
Re: Random Increased Heart Rate and Strength

The condition could be related to hyperthyroidism or the parasympathetic nervious system (adrenal dysfunction).
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,338
Posted By started04
Re: Is it angina or other heart disease?

If you have angina pectoris (heart related) a nitro pill can/will relieve the chest pain. That could help do a differential diagnosis. The relief would almost be immediate and taken during a visit...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-23-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By started04
Re: Cardiomyopathy Question

Hi twiz,

I believe you mean hypertrophic. You should have an echo to determine if your heart's wall is impeding the normal filling capacity and/or if the cardiac output is reduced by less than...
Board: Angina 03-23-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,291
Posted By started04
Re: Is anyone treating long term angina with anything other than angioplasty?

I have a totally blocked LAD that has a collateral vessel bypass, and an ICX that is about 70% blocked. For the past 7 years, I take a nitrate prior to going to the health center for an exercise...
Board: Heart Disorders 03-15-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By started04
Re: Test results??

The ST-T sement relates is an area on the ECG that tells if a person is having a heart attack or ischemia (occluded vessels), and also may indicate calcium problems, hypertrophy (enlarged...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By started04
Re: stent 5 months ago weird chest pains

Angina pectoris is chest pain that can be stable or unstable. Stable is no chest pain with rest, and unstable is chest pain with exertion. The underlying cause is reduced blood flow with exertion,...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,292
Posted By started04
Re: Chemical Stress test vs Treadmill Test

I believe you are referring to a inverventional cardiologist (certified to do cath angiograms,angioplasty). An interventional cardiologists have been known to do an interventioanal process...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-18-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,218
Posted By started04
Re: Gas or Heart? better safe than sorry

Your symptoms do not seem to indicate any heat problem. The probability is high for a digestive disorder.
Board: Heart Disorders 02-18-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,045
Posted By started04
Re: Help with Abnormal EKGs

An EKG is not very reliable source to diagnose the heart's structual physiology...but sinus tachycardia has some merit based on an EKG. But sinus tachycardia can be the result of a heart rate above...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-18-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Lad
Views: 2,550
Posted By started04
Re: Lad

An abrupt closing of the LAD can/will cause an MI (myocardial infarction...dead heart cells) and cardiac arrest. A slow growing occlusion of the LAD oftened develops collateral vessels. The...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-17-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,966
Posted By started04
Re: My year is up

DES compared to BMS (bare metal stents) have a very small percentage increase in restenosis when compared to drug eluding stents. Although there is a dfferent mechanism when compared to aspirin the...
Board: Heart Disorders 02-17-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Lad
Views: 2,550
Posted By started04
Re: Lad

I have had a totally blocked LAD first known 7 years ago. It is not necessarily a deatg sentence. As a vessel becomes blocked over a period of time there can be collateral vessel development that...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-28-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,808
Posted By started04
Re: Angiogram safe ?

Most insurance providers are more than willing to pay if a patient can avoid cath angiogram and a stent implant! Sometimes a CT scan is not used as a diagnostic procedure but is used to determine...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-28-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,545
Posted By started04
Re: worried sick and need to know more...

Q:...i have since found out that she knew she had heart failure about 3 years ago,i have been told that my mother will not get better from this but there is hope right???

>>>>>Heart heart failure...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-27-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,808
Posted By started04
Re: Angiogram safe ?

There is CT angiograms, and MRI angiograms that that can be a substitue for a cath angiogram. I had a cath angiogram and stent implant 7 years ago. A year or so ago I had a ct angiogram and calcium...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-27-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,545
Posted By started04
Re: worried sick and need to know more...

About 7 years ago I had congested heart failure, enlarged left ventricle (pumping chamber and valve leakage). An ejection fraction (EF) below 29% and normal is 50 to 70% and is an estimate of the...
Board: Heart Disorders 01-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,173
Posted By started04
Re: High Diastolic

If there is high resistance from narrowed blood vessels, Mitral Valve stenosis, and or left ventrical walls that do not relax normally, there can be a higher than normal diastolic pressure.
Board: Heart Disorders 12-20-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By started04
Re: heart blockage

Are referring to electrical impulse block (electrical pathway)? Or an ischemic block (vessel occlusion)?
Board: Heart Disorders 12-19-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By started04
Re: Event monitor

I believe we understand that. If PH was causing high blood pressure it would be indirectly related by first enlarging the right ventricle, etc. Echo has ruled that out it seems;).
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,468
Posted By started04
Re: what is a "leak" in your heart?

An ekg is not a very good source to determine heart valve insufficiency. The vulve of interest is almost always the mital valve (opens to flow blood into the left ventricle to pumped into...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,446
Posted By started04
Re: Event monitor

It seems tests have almost eliminated any serious heart condition. The symptoms you are experiencing can be of respiratory origin. Shortness of breath is the first symptom with pulmonary embolism...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2010, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,161
Posted By started04
Re: high diastolic

I provided general infomation for some people that may be interested regarding possible underlying causes and its etiology...obviously we don't know your weight, age, etc. or at least I don't! And...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-17-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,614
Posted By started04
Re: 23 yr old with tachycardia out of the blue

Very wise decision to researchside effects for drugs. Something I haven't done...trust doctors may not be a good idea! :nono:
Board: Heart Disorders 12-16-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,161
Posted By started04
Re: high diastolic

Some underlying causes: Obesity is one of the the most prominent causes of high diastolic blood pressure and obese people have a higher risk of hypertension than people with normal weight....more...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,259
Posted By started04
Re: diastolic dysfunction

Utheboss, you are welcome, and I wish you well going forward.

KenKeith
Board: Heart Disorders 12-16-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,619
Posted By started04
Re: HCM patients please

QUOTE: "I'm not looking for info on HCM I have enough of that I am trying to find patients with HCM on here so that I may talk to someone and get there opinion on a matter."

>>>>Unless there is a...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-15-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,614
Posted By started04
Re: 23 yr old with tachycardia out of the blue

Hi NTH redhead,

There is a warning for individuals with cardiovascular disease not be given nortriptyline, and if so only under close supervision because of the tendency of the drug to produce...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-15-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,349
Posted By started04
Re: Slightly concerned

QUOTE: The problem is that im fine most of the time and then on odd occasion struggle slightly, am only seeking online advise to see if anyone has had a similar problem

>>>>>Alfie, no one can...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-15-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,767
Posted By started04
Re: General question about heart attacks...

High Katielyn, a true heart attack is myocardia infarct indicating heart muscle damage (necrotic cells...dead and sometimes there are stunned cells that can be revitalized if treated timely) due to...
Board: Heart Disorders 12-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,815
Posted By started04
Re: Lad stent 2 months ago now pain

One almost has to agree with the doctor that it isn't cardiovascular problem. Almost always when there is angina pectoris that indicates there is not sufficient blood flow to the heart cells. At...
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