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dartananFeb 13, 2013
Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 02, 2011
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Oct 2009 Got severe flu type illness, completely bedridden for 7 days. Did not wake to drink, eat, or go to bathroom....
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lostinAKFeb 12, 2013
Hab20Apr 19, 2012
Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2012
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Hi, I am a 42 y o male with no family or personal history of heart disease. My problem is that I experience che...
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knraoNov 07, 2012
Lee Kirksey, MD Sep 03, 2011
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Hi, I am a 36 year old male - 1 risk factor (smoking). Cholesterol is excellent, no family history. 2 years ag...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2012
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By anacortes Blank
I just had an echo and this is the results Left ventricle is normal in size, thickness and function. There is a grade...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Apr 24, 2012
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By JamesAA Blank
38, in shape, non smoker, no drugs, no meds, few drinks (Sat night only). I take Multi Vs, 250mg Mg, Omega 3, & K ri...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Mar 13, 2012
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By pope0901 Blank
I was rushed to the hospital due to heart palpataions and after my Echo, I was told that I have Thickening of the MIt...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Mar 13, 2012
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By MichaelJ2001 Blank
Hi, My question relates to blood pressure during sex. I'm 29 years old, and have some family history of hypertensi...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Mar 13, 2012
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By manonthemoon Blank
I am a 33 yo white mail. About 15-20 pounds overweight. 9 months ago I experienced crushing chest pain with a litt...
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greendorFeb 06, 2012
RuthiejbFeb 05, 2012
Lee Kirksey, MD Feb 11, 2012
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By greendor Blank
Dear Dr: I posted this once on the expert form but didn't pay so here it is again. This time I paid., I'm 52 y...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Feb 11, 2012
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By Martharena Blank
Age 69, Wt 143,ht5'4", I went for routine cardio evaluation which I do due to poor family history, high cholesterol22...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Feb 11, 2012
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By JamesAA Blank
38, male, 5'7, 170, body fat ~14.5%, exercise regularly (tennis 3x/week, cardio at gym for 45-50 min at 80-85% HR Max...
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By mjd8366 Blank
Dear Doctors, 28 year old male with no H.D. history, no family history (besides high chol.), good bp and good chole...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Dec 16, 2011
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Hi. I am a 45 year old female with a strong family history of heart attack and stroke by the late 40s and early 50s....
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Lee Kirksey, MD Dec 16, 2011
RuthiejbDec 11, 2011
Lee Kirksey, MD Dec 11, 2011
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I'm a 60-year old woman, non smoker, 5'2", 109 lbs; occasionally drink a glass of white wine; lifelong exerciser 3-4 ...
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doubletrouble999Dec 11, 2011
Lee Kirksey, MD Dec 11, 2011
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I have 90% Right Coronary Artery Blockage, 50% Left Heart Artery Blockage. Left groin pain with 100% PAD/PVD and with...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Nov 05, 2011
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36yo female, not overweight,healthy,good colestherol etc... While watching telly and having A drink, and a smoke I ha...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 02, 2011
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By Charlotte116 Blank
I'm a 54 yo female, non-smoker, normal weight, exercise 1hr daily w/ no problems. I had a pre-op echocardiogram w/ th...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 02, 2011
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I am 46 yrs old, 230 lbs, athletic body, run 3 miles 3 times/wk. I am in decent shape. Last week I started to get di...
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Pre_MedBound1Aug 12, 2011
estellayemJul 14, 2011
estellayemJul 14, 2011
Lee Kirksey, MD May 30, 2011
jwilhelmMay 25, 2011
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By jwilhelm Blank
Hi there - I am having some anxiety over my BP and Cholesterol. I do have a history of suffering from health anxiety...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Jul 09, 2011
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By rod624 Blank
Three years ago,I suffered a great deal of abdominal pain.After the tests,ct scan included,I had an operation for arc...
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