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Several months ago I had a lot of PVCs (like one every other beat) as well as a fast heart rate. I went to the ER and...
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Hi, I'm 19 years old and in good health. In July I had my first anxiety attack, I went to the hospital with a pulse o...
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Dear Doctor, In August I became a heart patient. I am a 44 year old female, also I am a diabetic type 2. I am about ...
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49 year old female, lightly active, 5"5" 119 lbs. Lost my mother Oct 7, 2010 to cancer. Lot of the burden of the fu...
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By repeat Blank
I'm 53 yrs old, male, 6' 2", 205 lbs. I go to crossfit (intense exercise) 5x a week for past 8 months. After Sat wo...
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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and am getting better with it and am almost euthyroid. I also had several episod...
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I am a 57 year old male and my cholesterol levels in 6 categories are: Total 148, HDL 45, LDL 88, TRIG 74, Total/HDL ...
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I am a 66 yr old male who has had minor bouts of atrial fib since 1992..usually no more than 4 or 5 year. This past y...
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Three years ago (Sept 07) I had an aortic valve replacement. One year ago the LAIV was 31ml/m2, and when checked this...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Oct 02, 2010
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I am a 41 year old male suffering from restless leg syndrome for the past 2 years. I have a burning sensation in my h...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Sep 01, 2010
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Dear Doctor I am a 45 year old Canadian women that after a physical blood work determined my lipoprotein Lp (a) t...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 18, 2010
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By PVC man Blank
I am a 45 year old white male about 40 pounds overweight. Family history is significant for hypertension, diabetes, ...
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Hello and thank you for taking my question! I am a 28 year old female 5"3 189 pounds. Since I was 2002 I have been ha...
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My father is 93 year old. He has a chronic complaint of dizziness. His last physical everything is normal except his ...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Aug 14, 2010
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My cardiologist wants to do an echocardigram to measure my lvedp. Everything I can research says you cannot get an ac...
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I am a runner, have run a number of marathons. I am 43 yo 5’6”; female. In 2003 my physician suggested an echo pri...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Jul 20, 2010
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Recently I spent several days in the hospital with frequent PVCs and a fast heart rate, around 130 resting. I only ha...
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Lee Kirksey, MD Jun 13, 2010
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I have just been diagnosed with a "slightly!" enlarged heart. I am 65 and have had severe asthma since I ws 2. Altho...
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Hello, My 39yr old husband has a gene mutation called NKX2.5, as do 3 of my 4 kids (all under 14yr, the 14yr has a p...
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Hi... I gave birth 7 weeks ago and due to some complications my doctors suspected that I had perinatal cardiomyopa...
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