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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Forum

Questions in the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention forum are answered by Dr. Lee Kirksey, associate professor at The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Hi, My question relates to blood pressure during sex. I'm 29 years old, and have some family history of hypertension, so I'm very mindful of my blood pressure. I check it regularly, and my resting BP is always around 115-125/75-85. ...
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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. Prior to illness I was able to swim and run 2 miles every morning. Since being ill have extreme shortness of breath, ...
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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 chest pain/throat tightness (not burning) that is sometimes accompanied by belching after exercising (playing hockey or eve...
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Hi, I am a 36 year old male - 1 risk factor (smoking). Cholesterol is excellent, no family history. 2 years ago I started getting chest and back pains. Stress test came out positive with 1.5mm S-T depression, (onset @120BPM) - th...
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I just had an echo and this is the results Left ventricle is normal in size, thickness and function. There is a grade II diastolic dysfunction present. Valsalva manever unmasked a pseudonormalized fillin gpattern revealing a realxation a...
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38, in shape, non smoker, no drugs, no meds, few drinks (Sat night only). I take Multi Vs, 250mg Mg, Omega 3, & K rich foods. No caffeine. Worrier at times.Family history of high BP. Mine's generally 130/80 - 117/72. I eat a relative...
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I was rushed to the hospital due to heart palpataions and after my Echo, I was told that I have Thickening of the MItral Valve leaflets with mild regurgitation. My heart rate is at rest is always around 100 -120. I have been feeling di...
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I am a 33 yo white mail. About 15-20 pounds overweight. 9 months ago I experienced crushing chest pain with a little bit of sweating, and was pale. Went to ER. They got me on all the machines, BP was high. Everything else looked ok...
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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 yr. old female. I'm at least 3 years into menopause and do not take hormones and am not overwieght. I just got the resu...
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Age 69, Wt 143,ht5'4", I went for routine cardio evaluation which I do due to poor family history, high cholesterol225-(now258without meds, HDL 90), &mvp. An echo stress with definity showed abnormal EKG with St-depression consistent wi...
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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 (aerobic zone) 2-3x/week, weightlifting 2x/week. Exercising since 21. Non-smoker, no drugs or history of, no meds, drin...
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Dear Doctors, 28 year old male with no H.D. history, no family history (besides high chol.), good bp and good cholesterol, I don't smoke, good health, not obese 27 Dec 11 - wake up with severe nauseua and vomitting... severe dehydra...
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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. BMI 42, hbp 120/80 on Tenoretic, hdl 34 (since 2008), triglycerides between 200 and 275 (since 2006), total cholestero...
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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 days per week. My medications are Lotrel 5/20, Spironolactone 25 mg. (I was on HCTZ, however, it caused me to have a sk...
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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 healthy Collateral Arteries. Latest Cardiologist advised me that Grafting surgery is very problematic and overly expens...
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36yo female, not overweight,healthy,good colestherol etc... While watching telly and having A drink, and a smoke I have experienced out of nowhere palpitations. I have never had them before. Had EKG, Stress test,ultra sound and CT angi...
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I'm a 54 yo female, non-smoker, normal weight, exercise 1hr daily w/ no problems. I had a pre-op echocardiogram w/ the following results. I'm wondering what the significance is and whether I should be followed by a cardiologist. Tran...
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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 discomfort in my chest. Not always in the same area sometimes on the lt side and sometimes on the rt. At times its breif...
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Hi there - I am having some anxiety over my BP and Cholesterol. I do have a history of suffering from health anxiety and was treated with Celexa for almost 2 years before coming off of it. I have been off it for around a year and have ...
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Three years ago,I suffered a great deal of abdominal pain.After the tests,ct scan included,I had an operation for arcuate ligament syndrome-this cured my problem.Now,2 months ago,another ct scan showed 50-60% focal narrowing of the hepat...
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