Heart problems in literature

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608526 tn?1300956781 Could you perhaps be experiencing a spasm ? I did back in January that began in my throat and eventually caused a heart attack. I found medical literature about patients who have MS and cervical lesions experiencing these spasms and even some that went into heart attacks because of the spasms. Of all the symptoms that I experience, this heart in throat spasm is the one that makes me stop and really listen to my body.
Avatar f tn The involuntary side effect is called tardive dyskinesia, and there are a variety of presentations. The literature says once it develops it does not go away, however the literature is wrong. If it is a side effect and the medicines are discontinued, the syndrome often disappears.
Avatar m tn Hi, Acid reflux can cause tightness in the chest. Though literature does not mention about palpitations associated with acid reflux, many patients do complain about that. Cardiac evaluation has to be done and it is normal in your case. So, for confirmation of acid reflux you may have 24 hours pH monitoring done. ================================================================ The information provided is for patients’ education only and is not a medical advice.
Avatar n tn These have included damage to the fibers of the autonomic nervous system following chest surgeries (such as open heart surgeries etc.), problems in the upper (cervical) spinal cord, congenital/genetic problems present since birth, strokes, masses in the upper chest (where fibers of the autonomic nervous system pass). To my knowledge this is not a common sign of MS. I suggest that you be evaluated by a neurologist.
Avatar m tn m a 33 year old married male diagnosed 4 months back with a benign primary cardiac tumor. The tumor is located on the anterior side (RV free wall) of the heart in the right ventricle and smoothly indenting the RVOT. It was an incidental diagnosis when I was being treated for some muscle pains because of vitamin D deficiency. Not to mention I was quite shocked when I first came to know. The tumor is quite big measuring 2.7x2.5 cm.
Avatar f tn Hello all. I am about 8 weeks postpartum with my second child. for the past 4 weeks I have experienced a sunburn like sensation without skin changes over various parts of my body. It started in the back of my left neck and arm, then spread to the other arm, and eventually most of my back, thighs, feet, and most recently ankles. It is rarely present in all of these areas at once and varies in intensity. Nothing seems to affect it - temperature, activity, positioning, etc.
Avatar f tn ve just found at the internet about this drug Metformin, in the description of drug, that should be watched out with people with liver and heart problems. Who would know? I dont understand some things. Is it possible that the medication could affect the replication of the virus, but at the same time to be bad for the liver? Please some Doctor give us the answer!!!!
29837 tn?1414534648 As for the ongoing question regarding fat with Ribavirin, I will write what's on the literature I received with the Ribavirin/Pagasys kit.: "Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily with food for 24 to 48 weeks".... NO mention of fat... " Drink plenty of water while being treated with this medication. Doing so will decrease the risk of serious side effects" "Tooth and gum problems may sometimes occur during Interferon/Ribavirin treatment.
Avatar n tn It is quite possible that lots of women have heart-shaped uteruses and never have a problem, delivering on the normal schedule, and the doctor never knows they even have a heart-shaped uterus. This means the normal births are under-reported in the literature. Every piece of research my doctor could show me started with a population who had been identified as having unusual shapes of uteruses because they had trouble with a pregnancy.
Avatar m tn Ejection fraction refers to the percentage of blood that is pumped out of the heart ventricle with each heartbeat. A normal ejection fraction is 55 to 75 percent. An EF of less than 40 percent indicates that the heart muscle has been damaged and is not functioning properly An LVEF over 75% is considered too high, or medically-termed as being a hyperdynamic or a hypercontractile left ventricle (LV), that is, the heart is pumping forcefully, an excessive amount of blood is being pumped out.
177337 tn?1310059899 RNRita - I'm worried about going off because it really did help. I used to use Gaviscon but it stopped working. I have been on Protonix for quite a while so maybe I will stop and see if I can have luck with Gaviscon and Tums again. Did the pvc's stop right away as soon as you went off it? WIsconsin2007 - I don't see any literature with palps as a side effect either and my cardio gave them to me and told me it wouldn't bother my heart. But I have to wonder....
Avatar n tn Is there a med that they give to heart attack patients that would conflict with having a severe bee allergy?
Avatar n tn What exactly can she expect to find and how serious might this be? She has had problems with heart palputations and occasionally experienced shortness of breath. She is also a smoker- not heavy by any means. Her job has been very stressful- which she has attributed alot of her health issues to. Any response would be appreciated! Also you should know she is very fit and active and in a healthy weight range.
Avatar n tn In fact there is no other problem except big patch of damaged heart muscles and low ef. Warfarin has its own set of problems and some serious risk factors. On net I find literature both in favour and against warfarin, with some tilt towards warfarin. I am not able to understand: - why a clot should form in my heart when the muscles were damaged six years back and considering that I am on aspirin+clopidogrel which too have anti clotting function.
Avatar n tn I know this since I have been doing alot of reading in the medical literature lately based on health problems in my family. I believe in going after the source and correcting the actual problem rather than allowing diseases to develop and be managed.As a research scientist, I am also data driven. As I mentioned,I have been doing alot of reading in the medical literature.
Avatar n tn I have a diagnosis of Afib secondary to a prior case of pericarditis. Treating Afib with Bystolic. Last Tuesday developed bradycardia; heart rate in the 40 to 50's. Constant chest pain, spent night in hospital for cardiac work up which was negative. Now we are going to do EGD to rule out stomach issues causing low pulse but I am thinking my cervical spine problems (which have worsened) may be the cause. I also have upper thoracic pain. Could this be the cause?
Avatar n tn No, No ,No, hot baths cause the fentanyl in the patch to be released into your system more rapidly. There is a warning in the literature you get with those patches warning you not to do this. There have been fatal overdoses attributed to taking hot baths while wearing these patches.
Avatar n tn There can be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is a lung disease that causes a blockage or narrowing of the airways, the tubes in your lungs that air flows through. This results in a decrease in the flow of air, both in and out of your lungs. The disease has a slow, progressive course and is irreversible. Need to rule out or treat...its a serious medical condition.
Avatar n tn You can do it, just take it one day at a time and keep in mind how good it will feel when you have won. I quit in 1984 after at least 25 years of smoking... yest I'm an old guy. It took me a log time to really hate smoke, but even that came. For a number of years I fend the smell of smoke distasteful, so I know I've won the battle.
Avatar f tn That said, for patients that reject the treatment they often feel that they can tolerate any discomfort caused by this damage, and would rather enjoy life, spend time with their families etc then risk open heart surgery in an attempt to add a few more years to their life expectency. Quality over quantity is the focus there, no different then a cancer patient that prefers not to risk an operation or chemotherapy.
Avatar m tn I recently ended up in Emergency room with breathing problems and heart beating strangely. I had teh following test performed and these are the results. What are these telling me? ECG Sinus rhythm with premature atrial complexes ST & T wave abnormality, consider anterolateral ischemia, abnormal ECG X-Ray of Chest Lungs are markedly hyperinflated. Emphysema.
Avatar m tn and sharp pain in chest that shoots out my shoulder blade when I raise my arm to put it on the computer desk that's when the tingling starts sometimes the tingling goes down the back of my left arm plus I been getting these pains in my left leg above the knee it's allways in the same spot but that just started about a month ago but all the rest has been going on about 2 years now
Avatar n tn Breathlessness on exertion could be due to the decreased lung function. Again in cardiac disorders the heart is unable to pump the blood adequately, more so when subjected to stress like exercise. The chest pain could also be due to decreased oxygenation. Certain systemic disorders like anemia, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies and thyroid disorders can cause these symptoms.
Avatar n tn I am a 46 year old female, with heart disease in my family. I have for about a month feeling pain in chest, face, jaw and weakness in my left arm. My doctor did a ekg, but saw nothing. What could it be?
Avatar f tn I'm 22 years old & have been having strong palptiations in my heart since I could remember... but now they've gotten worse where I literally cough uncontrollably when one is happening... also I get strong pain shooting through my left side where my heart is at times. I' m wondering what this could be, I already have hypolgycemia but it doesn't matter if i've eaten or not this still happens...
Avatar f tn They simply make a 1cm incision at the top of the leg, or in the arm, and everything is guided up to the heart through the arteries. No pain, no infection complications and the heart can start to recover almost immediately. What type of test did your Mother have to determine the blockages? Maybe she had an Angiogram then? or was it a CT scan?