Heart disease facts in the us

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Avatar f tn I have tried to be helpful to others by giving my honest opinions based on my own experiences and facts of my life. Due to circumstances I feel these opinions are not well received. So let me be clear: therapy has not helped me. I've seen therapists primary care, all sorts of things in an attempt to feel better, unsuccessfully.
Avatar m tn The facts that your pain is relieved by changing position and that you have soreness in the chest area for a few days indicate that the discomfort is not heart pain but rather something exterior, like a muscle spasm. Heart pain is a very special animal, and when you have it, you are going to KNOW it. Here is more information on what it feels like in comparison to non-dangerous pain: http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/coronarydisease/a/CP2.
Avatar f tn 45). There is no such thing as a little wrong thought. Each negative thought you give in to makes way for more unprofitable thoughts. They build on each other one by one. So be most careful! Reckless words born out of wrong thoughts not taken captive to the obedience of Christ leads to mistakes and unkind ways. Words not thought out before spoken can cause you to veer off the path of righteous ways of being and doing.
Avatar m tn Go to WebMd and in the search function box - put in Heart Attack You will get results like this: http://www.webmd.com/search/search_results/default.aspx?query=heart%20attack&sourceType=undefined for heart failure see: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/heart-failure-treatment-overviewhttp://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/heart-failure-treatment-overview Do you know how to cut and paste? If not - put cut and paste in a Google search.
Avatar f tn The rightside vetricle of the heart when enlarged is usually due to pumping againist high resistence of the pulmonary artery and/or lungs. This condition is oftened due to pulmonary artery thrombosis (clot) and/or pulmonary emboli (clots). Thanks for your question, and if you have any further questions or comments you are invited to respond. Keep us informed.
Avatar m tn As my friend states if you are talking about the ejection fraction and the heart which is actually a pump is not correctly pumping out the blood into the body or into the heart the way that its supposed to due to misfiring of the heart then an ICD would be called for. This is one that takes a little more research on your part cosmin to see if this is right for you. It would help us if you noted what your final diagnosis was by your doc and why the EF is so low....let us know.....
Avatar n tn maybe you could post why the doc put you on Coumadin in the first place and how often you take it and if the doc is the one who recommended the fish oil and omegas.....thanks....
1124887 tn?1313754891 If your sinus node for some reason fails, or the heart develops a blocking due to heart disease that makes ordinary impulses not conduct - PVCs will keep you alive until you've got a pacemaker implanted. However, those cells can fire impulses though it's not needed.
Avatar m tn HI, Niacin is a type of B vitamin. It is vitamin B3 and is one of 8 B vitamins. It is also known as niacin (nicotinic acid). Niaspan (which also has the generic name niacin) is used to improve cholesterol levels when exercise and a low-fat diet alone have not been adequate. Niaspan increases "good" high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in your body and also lowers the "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides.
907968 tn?1292622204 Salmon from the sea is the way to go for the Omega 3 oils and other nutrients that come from life in the sea. There are limits to how much you should eat per week due to mercury in the fish. You can research this on the web. I had a quintuple bypass 2 years ago at age 49. No more fried or buttery food for me. Plus lots of veggies and fruit. Steel-cut oats are great for breakfast and will make your cholesterol happy.
Avatar n tn m betting you learned this as a result of an EKG, it refers to a weakness of heart cells between the chambers. Usually the next step is a stress test, unless that has been done, then you would have an angiogram which is the gold standard. EKG's are a an 8 second view of your heart while it is beating away. Unless it is read by a Cardiologist, it isn't always very accurate. If you do in fact have an anteroseptal wall ischemia, there are degrees of severity, in my opinion.
1187301 tn?1264772920 To answer your questions: 1- Why did it happen? No one knows, but we know that people with low ejection fractions following heart attacks do suffer from sudden cardiac arrest frequently ( 6% per year) and benefit from placement of defibrillators. You should have received one 8 weeks following your heart attack and stenting procedure. 2- Don't know the answer.
Avatar n tn I'd direct your questions to the drug store that fills your prescription or the doctor(s) who ordered these drugs to you. None of us are qualified to give you an answer. That said, I've taken all the drugs except fluoxitine together for quite a few years with no problems.
Avatar n tn There are many reasons for an abnormal EKG, in fact they are interpreted by the computer as abnormal almost half the time. This is why it takes a doctor to determine if there is a medical issue.. If everyone was sent for further evaluation from a computer that read an EKG as abnormal, our hospitals would be over flowing. A lower heart rate lke yours usually means a more efficient and healthy heart as well.
Avatar f tn All depends on the individual. Some people feel they can't get up out of a chair, while others go for walks. I think it depends mainly if there is any permanent damage to the heart from necrosis etc.
Avatar n tn I also suspect that the doctors may think that you could develop what are called collateral arteries (tiny arteries that may become larger and supply the heart with enough oxygen to re-energize the heart). I know that insurance companies sometimes deny bypass surgery because of a single artery blockage. I'd recommend that you ask for a procedure report from the hospital and post the conclusion here. There are people that can understand what was found.
Avatar n tn I have two non medicated stents in my LAD. I take 75mg of Plaxi once a day and one 81mg asprin once a day. I have been on Plaxix for 9 years. Can I safely stop taking Plavix and continue with th 81mg of asprin. I did not have a heart attack, I had an agina attack. I had open heart surgery, one bypass in the LAD in 2000. I am bruising very easy lately and wonder if I'm doing more harm than good with the current medications.
Avatar m tn Hi zenulabedin, Your question which kind of excercise bring down b.p.level? >>>>>aerobic exercise can help decrease your heart rate and blood pressure and improve your breathing. That good be a brisk walk for 30 minutes 3X a week, swimming, bicycle, treadmill, etc. This type of exercise strengthens the heart and lungs and improves the body's ability to use oxygen. Aerobic exercise has the most benefits for your heart.
Avatar n tn I wanted to understand why some people have much higher pain thresholds than others. Apparently, pain is simply a mechanism in the brain which tells us that something is wrong. If a person is very relaxed, then that pain will not be too bad. If someone panics and gets anxious, the pain levels severely increase. This is why people with an allergy to general anaesthetic are usually given strong sedation, to stop anxiety, and greatly reduce any discomfort.
Avatar m tn I take 6 kinds of pills recommended after a heart attack. .The area of my heart affected is on the back and low parts and it is large. Therefore, I think, a weak pain sometimes appears in my back when walking and after some time vanishes. .Now I decided to follow the advice of one of the doctors. I started to continue my walk over a rough country now more slowly. Last evening I walked and felt good.