Heart attacks each year

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Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
Avatar n tn Did they consider a left ventricle assist device? it's a small electric pump which pushes blood out the heart to give it a lot of assistance. This is pretty much a standard procedure now in the UK to give support until a transplant becomes available. I know a man who had a transplant 12 years ago and he's still doing great. When he recovered from his surgery he spent his first 5 years travelling the world, something he always wanted to do.
Avatar f tn Njl. Do your pvc ever cause attacks? I am a 30 year old athletic male who just developed pvc and pacs 3 years ago out of the blue. But with these i sometimes experience attacks were my resting heart rate lying down or sitting will be 170-190 bpm. Also during these attaxks my vision gets blurry, arms and fingers and feet get numb and tingly, dizziness and my blood pressure gets to about 180/110 approximately.
Avatar f tn My 24 year old husband was just diagnosed with PSVT. He was born with heart defects and they "magically" disappeared. For the last year he has been suffering these attacks and insisted that he was having severe anxiety attacks. Finally he agreed to go to a GP, she referred him to a cardiologist and said definately PSVT. They recommended to see an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist at the University of AZ, Anyone been there???
Avatar f tn my Dad had 4 heart attacks over the years. His heart was so bad he needed an ICD (defibrillator) implanted, he was on many medications. At one point his heart was so unstable they put him on hospice care. They felt he only had a few weeks to a couple months to live. They continued to adjust his medications and so forth. For some reason his heart stabilized enough that he was able to come off hospice care 6 months later. He lived almost 2 years after first being put on hospice.
Avatar m tn No eveidence of heart attacks. He used to walk and physically work extensively and had chickun gunea one year back which caused reduction in the work. What is the cause and solution?
Avatar m tn This is what she said to me (the pain is so grate that I cant move, I feel the blood sudenly stop and then the pain comes, the pain is right on top of my heart, but this time it was strange the pain felt right bellow my heart) the thing about this is that she has had it since she was 17, and she gets these maybe a maximum of around 3 times per year and the attacks las around 1 to maybe 3 seconds. Question is ¿ Dose the heart have a reason to stop sudenly, then continue like this ??
3903589 tn?1348534117 Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF or often just EF) is the % of blood in your main heart chamber that is pumped out each time the heart beats. We often think that the heart empty completely each time it beats, but it doesn't. The normal percentage is 50-75%. A lower number may indicate a weakened left ventricle, a higher number can indicate something stressing the body or a variety of other conditions. It can also be normal. During exercise (or anxiety attacks, etc.
Avatar m tn With my panic attacks comes heart palpitations but they always come and go with the attacks. I am a 29 year old male and live a pretty lazy lifestyle. 5 days ago I started having palpitations everyday all day. I have been to the hospital and they caught some on an ECG. I will be getting my holter tomorrow. I am just worried that I will drop dead. Is this possible? Can my heart just stop? I am not dizzy or sweating (except from the gd heat!) Should I write my will?
Avatar f tn t live for another year like this!!! And my anxiety is worse and worse each week and I have a new symptoms who appear each week... One thing is sure, I will not increase my benzo intake!!! Trust me on that... Even if the 1 mg day of Xanax is not helpfull anymore, I stay at 1 mg of Xanax and 8 mg of Klonopin... When I will meet the PDoc at the daytime hospital, I will ask her about what she think for the high benzo dose...
Avatar f tn Hi, I am a 28 year old female and my heart rate is in the 80's. Is this normal? I do feel that when my BP is about to be checked my anxiety goes up and could cause the heart rate to jump a bit.
Avatar f tn I have been to the ER about 15 times in the past two years for these attacks and each time every single thing checks out perfectly and they say its anxiety. the attacks last anywhere from 3-30 minutes and are somwhat different but primarily the same each time.
Avatar f tn The first initial attacks lasted two hours each, but the one I had two nights ago lasted four hours. The pain is so severe that I almost went to the ER, and reminds me of contractions I had during child labor. I can't lay still and have to get up and walk around, then double over in pain as I get each spasm. The doctor today diagnosed me with Reflux and gave me a Pepcid AC perscription.
Avatar m tn hi, anxiety induces very bad panic attacks at times and its takes days to get over that episode. i am 40 odd year old..been thru very had situations and still going thru some..i get panic attacks very quick and for small reasons as well. sometimes they are so bad that i almost feel as if i am going to have an heart attack now..i had all medical tests done including stress echo which all came normal. i have no control over these attacks and i loose myself completely and i hate it.
Avatar n tn I have a history with panic attacks since I was 16 and still experience them from time to time, but they are completely situational, and I usually prophylax with xanax as needed. Over the years I have seen some MSW's for therapy but they don't ever seem to help resolve the problem. My main problem is that the more I learn about medicine, the more I become afraid that any symptom I have may be something of a severe disease.
Avatar f tn So could the lack of oxygen from her previous 2 attacks, start to kill the heart? Or is the heart able to repair itself? im just trying to get my head around it. the last attack she had we thought we would lose her but at this time she had normally had an infection, normally a chest infection or ear infection or something, but this time around she had no infection or illness.
12313690 tn?1424621402 My cardiologist suggested that this might be the problem and after a heart monitor, scheduled a pacemaker, and then I had an appointment and was seen by his brother, who counseled the surgery, saying that it would not help my condition. What the heck do I do now?
976897 tn?1379167602 I allowed groups of final year students to examine me each day and ask lots of questions. AND, as you correctly say, I made sure they realise that not all tests reveal heart problems. The good thing is that these students will qualify and end up teaching new students, passing the valuable information on, making it less likely cardiac events will pass through the net.
Avatar f tn My husband is a 53 yr old with hereditary heart disease. He had a stent last year after being admitted as an emergency. Doctors were able to stop the heart attack b4 it happened. He was diagnosed with unstable angina and had an arterial blockage of 95%, hence the stent. He is now on blood thinners and another tablet daily but was unable to continue beta blockers because of an allergic reaction.
Avatar f tn Several cardiologist were certain that my heart was just very efficient and I felt perfectly fine so never worried about it. Each year though at my physical, my heart rate keeps getting lower and even with activity, it doesn't get very high most of the time.
Avatar n tn You might want to put your post on the heart forum as well as anxiety. Most of us here won't know anything about heart questions. Did you ask him about changing your meds? Have you been on others that did or didn't work before?
Avatar m tn Pathological hypertrophy is caused by other problems like long-term chronic hypertension that has gone untreated, severe obesity, heart attacks and the like.