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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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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 was admitted to the hospital. After several tests I was released with the diagnosis of tachycardia and PVCs. No reason ...
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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 of 160 and BP of 160/90. I was put on metoprolol and sent home. I decided to see my family doctor and he did a battery of...
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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 50lbs overweight, smoker (on Chantix to quit) Family history of HD. My echo reads like this, normal size left atrium w...
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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 funeral arrangements went to me. About a week or so after her death, I felt a pain under my left breast bone and tinglin...
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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 workout I had a strange pain in my left arm pit. Strange because hurt bad when sitting, only slight ache while standing a...
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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and am getting better with it and am almost euthyroid. I also had several episodes of panic attacks. My doctor suggested me to go for walks to counteract anxiety. I did so regularly for last 1 month. ...
mindforge | Last answer
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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 3.29, LDL/HDL 1.96. The guidelines for the 6 categories are: Total 40, LDL <130, TRIG <150, Total/HDL <4.6, LDL/HDL <5.0...
arizona975 | Last answer
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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 year they occur more often, but always resolve themselves within 4 to 6 hours after taking 25 mg of Metoprolol. I had my ...
DELLMAN | Last answer
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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 year, was 51ml/m2 (first ECHO reading) and 41 ml/m2 (second ECHO reading while doing a recumbent stress test). An abnor...
Diski | Posted
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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 hands and feet although I have not yet being daignosed with peripheral neuropathy. I have an appointment with a neurologi...
dinesh16 | Last answer
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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) to be .086 g/L ProBNP, Hemoglobin A1C, High Sensitivity CRP, Homocysteine & Fibrinogen all were normal. My HDL was excel...
bubbles410 | Last answer
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I am a 45 year old white male about 40 pounds overweight. Family history is significant for hypertension, diabetes, but no significant coronary history per say. My parents are both still living. I see a cardiologist annually as I have...
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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 having this flutter in my chest (I was pregnant with my second child the first time I ever felt it). Its only for a second...
mrsboston3122 | Last answer
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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 heart rate is low (57 per minute). His Dr. said that the dizziness is due to low heart rate and the solution is to place...
skenjong | Last answer
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My cardiologist wants to do an echocardigram to measure my lvedp. Everything I can research says you cannot get an accurate LVEDP from an echocrdiogram. That is my question is can you?
scooter4269 | Last answer
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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 prior to training for boston marathon, as I was having mild symptoms (pressure in chest) and had a history of MVP (from chi...
luv2run2010 | Last answer
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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 had a couple instances of PVC runs. If I would move, sit up, or stand my heart rate would jump to 150s and then I would ha...
kcb7 | Last answer
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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. Although it is under control and I lead a fairly normal active life. It was very bad when I was younger 2 until 50. I am sch...
Jada65 | Last answer
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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 pacemaker). It causes progressive heartblock until pacemaker is needed in teens or 20s (he waited until he had a 15sec bl...
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Hi... I gave birth 7 weeks ago and due to some complications my doctors suspected that I had perinatal cardiomyopathy. I was given an echo at 5 days postpartum and it came back normal. I ended up having postpartum pre-eclampsia and my...
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