Heart and stroke health check program

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469720 tn?1388149949 Through early detection, interventional radiologists can save women from future stroke, heart attack, and early death. To combat this major public health issue, Vascular Medical specialist recommend greater screening efforts by the medical community through the use of the ankle brachial index (ABI) test. PAD Under-recognized in Women Like heart disease, peripheral arterial disease is under-recognized in women.
97676 tn?1340408973 Your mileage may vary, what works for one might not work for another but the program was my last resort and saved me. Good luck and don't give up, keep looking and eventually you'll find what works _for you_.
Avatar f tn All my tests were normal like MRI,ct scan,2decho,holter monitor and stress test but everything was ok so my doctors couldnt find the cause of my stroke..Im currently taking asprin and cardipres and another thing my cholesterol level is high..tnx much...
Avatar n tn She never has regained her full memory, and I never mention stroke to her. There are pros and cons to discussing this with a patient and I have no strong opinion one way or another. Her speech continues to impropve. For example tonight there was a baby on television on "ER" and she pointed and said "Look at the little baby!" and laughed.
Avatar n tn He has paralysis on the left side. He is able to speak and eat fine. THe stroke has really affected his short term memory though. He is currently in a Nursing/Rehab center. Medicare has stopped the rehab therapy after 3 weeks because they say he is not progressing enough. My question is if anyone else has had this problem with medicare? They have him in a restorative nursing program at this point, but we really want him back in therapy.
Avatar n tn I am pleased you obtain some value from my posts. It sounds like you are doing a terific job. There are no "right" answers or "right" treatment. As I mentioned, I provide a variety of morning supplements, that I believe are helpful. My experience is anecdotal, however there are a number of studies that suggest these are helpful. Daily supplements of vitamin B-12, folic acid and zinc. Daily supplements of DHEA.
Avatar n tn The old adage stands, you must compare apples with apples. And when it comes to stroke, heart disease, etc... there is NO such thing. Best of luck to you all! Wish me luck, for at 40 I have been blessed with a (younger, woohoo!) man who loves me with my diminished abilities (I am NOT disabled, just dysfunctional, GRIN) and wants to marry me and have children together, if possible, our own.
Avatar n tn My mom had good health and no warning signs before the stroke, not even a headache, my dad found her this way mid-morning. The neurosurgeon did not offer much hope for us to survive the stroke nor in her recovery. She has already beat the odds. My mom was in ICU for 3 weeks and step-down 1 week and in rehab hospital for two months now. I have come to learn the dr.'s don't like or really now prognosis on recovery because everyone recovers differently.
Avatar m tn Also, the EF is not a static parameter and varies from heart cycle to heart cycle as does the heart rate and blood pressure. This variation is necessary to maintain equilibium of blood flow between the left and right side. I have had a totally occluded LAD, 70% blockage on another vessel, and I have been well for the last 7 years with no progression. I have a normally sized heart and my EF is 59%. Do you have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, muscle fatigue, etc.
Avatar f tn When this happens to me and I am getting overwhemed, I just lay flat on the floor and it usually passes in 15 minutes or so, and I go about my day. I often worry about my heart and fear that something worse will happen, but I am working out again and in just 30 days back to the gym I push as much weight around I did in my 20's and I am 45 now. I feel if there is a problem with me physically it would show up during a workout.
514494 tn?1376514748 I really enjoyed watching this 5 minute video clip from Tom Daschle talking about the U.S. Healthcare System. If you have a few minutes to watch it, pay particular attention at the ~3:30 mark. Enjoy! http://fora.
Avatar n tn We didn't know what to expect as we never even expected the stroke. Dad had just had his yearly check up shortly before this massive stroke and the doctors told him that he had the bllod pressure of a 20 year old, also all of his other tests were normal including the stress test, ekg, etc... Then one night, Bam, massive headache which turned out to be the stroke. Today dad is ok. Not the dad that I knew before the stroke but he is doing the best that he can under the circumstances.
Avatar m tn //www.mayoclinic.com/health/pulse-pressure/AN00968 a heart pressure of 40 in normal and anything above or below 40 is abnormal. Other websites say 35-50 as a healthy range. (conflicting opinions?) Either your math is wrong or you are using some other calculation. Please share. You said my highest BP of 130/89 has a pulse pressure of 59. Well 130-89=41 (am I missing something)? Even though this is a higher BP reading for me (Dr's office one) a pulse pressure of 41 is normal.
Avatar n tn As for the BP in general, in the old days when I grew up I hardly ever heard of somebody having a heart attack or stroke, and when somebody did it was very big news. Now a days with all the meds for BP you hear so often of heart attacks and strokes its not very big news anymore because it happens so often.
Avatar n tn Sleep better upright at night cause, my one side on pacemaker shifts that makes it uncomfortable for me to sleep on theother side of pacemaker, constant breathing problems when on bed and heart beat is fast & when I sit upright my heart relaxes and dont get this funny feeling on my chest. Q.Have lately experienced the ringing in ears. It is of concern and does it has it any relation to heart problems that im not aware of or could be developing?
214864 tn?1229718839 I realize you do not have my chart with my history, but I have had an mi and stroke simultaneously in 2003, and another stroke in 2005. Hi BP and tachycardia under control. My second question has to do with former ulcers in my stomach and small intestine eight years ago, due to abuse of NSAIDs. Now I cannot tolerate even an enteric coated baby aspirin without very bad "Gut" pain or ulcer pain. So I have been taking Plavix sine June of 2003.
Avatar n tn I have no heart disease and a completely normal heart so I am told not to worry. My question is 10 - 20 abnormal beats a lot during one day and is there any significance to how hard the skips are. I am told a lot of people just ignore the skips but I can't believe they can do that when they are so intense. Thank you for your time.
469720 tn?1388149949 BMI numbers 25 and higher are associated with higher blood fats, higher blood pressure, and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The BMI is a good but imperfect guide. Muscle weighs more than fat, for instance, and women and men who are very muscular and physically fit can have high BMIs without added health risks. Because of that, waist circumference is also a useful tool to assess abdominal fat.
Avatar n tn I had a vigorous program of cardio and weight training alternating 5-6 times weekly. My diet is healthy, weight normal, some daily alcohol(2 beers), no smoking. After two weeks of excersise I began to get extended bouts of arrythemia, 4-12 hours. ( I have been aware of isloated periods of arrythemia in the past typically brought on by lack of sleep or excess alcohol) I went to the ER after my first long incidence and was given cumetin and atenolol. I continued the excersise.
Avatar n tn When stress, like exercise, increases the heart rate, it makes you a higher risk for stroke and heart attack in this profession. Since the stress levels suffered by EMTs in emergency situations, your heart rate may prevent you from getting and keeping a job. Alot of time exercises that are aerobic bring down the heart rate. Biking, swimming, low impact aerobics and power walking are good exercises that will give you a good workout without raising your heart rate too high.
Avatar f tn 0 ng/mL. Troponins peaked at 1.240 on first heart attack and hospital didn't check troponin levels for 3 days even though he had unstable angina. From what I have read, symptoms of unstable angina and NSTEMI heart attacks are identical. Only a troponin test can truely indicate whether a person has unstable angina or NSTEMI since EKGs may not pick up electrical changes in heart.
Avatar m tn Magnesium Oil transdermally (from MgCl and distilled water up to 50% dilution) is the best way to deliver Mg to your body without any issues. Coconut Oil (extra vigrin) limits inflammation, and is the best fat for the heart. The heart uses 80% fat and 20% glucose for energy. When there's insufficient saturated fat it is forced to utilize more glucose (a very taxing process to the body) with the help of enzyme CD36 if readily available in sufficient quantity.
Avatar f tn I believe this cardio has left out many things even before, but my brother feels with no insurance, he has no choice and has to stick with him. His op was covered by county program, but they now want to stop it and see if he can get medi-cal, which he's applied, but no word yet...He's had to rely on donations from his elderly mother and family and whenever a county program kicks in, but they don't kick in for testing..This is in California.
469720 tn?1388149949 I must admit that I believe the jury is still out with regards to heart scan, CT angiography and calcium scoring. After Tim Russerts death, I must have received 5-10 question a day feom concerned patients and friends. They all wanted to know if they needed a scan. People who were relatively healthy wanted to know if they were going to die suddenly. The following NY times article does a good job of painting different sides of the story.
Avatar n tn My son, almost 15 year old athelete has had two occurances over the span of about 2.5 - 3 months, both during sporting events (pitching a school game on a hot/humid May day) and the other during an Ice Hockey practice, both occurances of where what he described as a "rapid heart beat", that didnt' come on suddenly, but he felt his legs get a bit heavy, then he felt his heart beating harder, a bit of dizziness...
Avatar n tn I was still not convinced and wanted him to check me out properly so i called him the next day and i did something naughty to try and convince him to see me. i lied and told him i was having 10 pvcs a min!! he still told me the same thing that i should not worry, there is nothing wrong with my heart! a few days later when i wasn't having as many i realised that he was right.
5820022 tn?1378515955 He said getting my hormones level was the first priority and i can lose the weight later. Of course I'm going to have the treatment. I need it for my heart and my health. Not having a heart attack or stroke is much more important to me than my figure. But it is still important. Can anyone recommend a thyroid specific diet or exercise program that will help me to keep m weight down after the treatment and lose it when I'm balanced out?
Avatar n tn The week before she died, she told me she loved me by words not signing. The next day she had a stroke and a week later died. And his main problem may be language and after a few months of them getting to know how smart he is, they will change his class.
Avatar n tn ( one doctor said the holter showed i had a slightly fast heart rate and wanted to do adrenal blood tests and that threw me into extreme panic!!!!) my heart rate has always been a little on the high side since i smoke , am overweight and can never relax... had the blood test done and was fine... i have been told hundreds of times they are benign and not to worry!!! it is so hard not to worry when you have that horrible skipped beat.. it feels like a big thud..
Avatar n tn This can actually cause a stroke or even a heart attack. Please be very concerned about your health and try to make revisions in your life style to better your self. Definetly talk to a Diet specialist and Cardiologist. With all due respect as well, you are way over weight. This is why your heart is working harder and over exerting itself. Too much friction and work on the heart and fatal,which can be irreversable. You might be damaging your heart.