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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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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 excellent at 1.77 a...
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Dear Doc I had a triple bypass 7 weeks ago. Last week, I underwent an echocardiogram. I just received the echocardiogram report. All the valves and chambers are normal. However, I am concerned about results from the doppler/color flow...
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Healthy until 2006 except congenital conditions (59 yo F, 5’4”, 125 lbs): WPW and optic nerve (pit) anomaly. Other: Raynaud’s; migraine, rarely since 2000. Then in 2007: dental deterioration; vitreous detach R eye/retinopexy at opti...
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Dear Doctor, I have been diagnost with an incomplete right bundle branch block. I am 45 and 108 punds. All physical, stress test and blood work is fine. The doctor tells me not to worry. However after some research I have found tha...
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My mother, who is 77, has always had normal blood pressure (around 120/70 range). She traveled for a wedding to a city that has high altitude and during the event she felt very dizzy and almost fainted. When she came back she saw her doc...
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Hi! I am a 38 yr old (5'3", 115 lbs). Within the last few months, I have had some episodes of dizziness/lightheadedness(only for a few seconds at a time). They probably actually started some time within the last year, but were very occa...
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Hi, I am a thin healthy 25/F and the the only known condition I suffer from is anxiety. I was recently diagnosed with a grade 1 systolic heart murmur at the left sternal edge during a routine physical. I had an echo done and they told...
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Doctor, Thank u in adv for your time.To give u a brief history of me:36yo,male, 5'10,210lb,fairshape, NEVER SMOKED/drugs,&rarely drink. Family hist- Grandfather had stroke in70's.My parents r in their 60's no issus. I recently had a ca...
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Background: Although I do not remember the specific numbers, I know that I have always had somewhat low HDL. My mother says that both her and my grandmother do too. However, we have no early heart disease (or really, any heart disease th...
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My 61 year old Caucasian male patient had 4.3 on C-reactive Protein test for the past 6-8 months. 1. Would aspirin be useful in bringing this inflammation down to safe levels? 2. If aspirin would be effective, what is the lowest (...
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I am 48 years old. On november 2009 I consulted a Cardiologist for sporadic chest pains during my triathlon training. On examination the ecg was ok but for safety and since I had a race coming up he ordered a SPECT. The result was normal...
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I'm in the middle of having an event monitor on and after seven days, not much to report except one finding. One episode of sinus bradycardia with ventricular tachycardia 4 beats, Rate 135. HR was 52, I was pretty much at rest. I've w...
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84 year old woman with prior myocardial infarc is left hanging up side down for 3 hours. She was taken to the hospital and died 17 hours later. Cause of death was myocardial infarc and renal failure. Did the hanging up side down subst...
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Lately, I've been having problems with balance when standing up (not dizziness) after lieing down. I become faint and often have to steady myself before moving on. On several occassions, I have actually have blacked out,albeit briefly, ...
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OK, so I haven't been feeling right for a little bit now, have been on doxycycline for a few days now for a UTI, am male, 43 and have had these three pulse readings over the last two days, and in this order. Otherwise healthy except for...
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I am a 56 year white male who had two stents inserted in Sep 1997. I have had no other major issues. I get regular cardiology check ups and stress tests (annually) and take a statin. My blood chemistry has been under control since the...
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I am a 33-year-old Caucasian female, 5'7"and typically 130-135 lbs. (I am currently 17 weeks pregnant, so my weight is now 148.) For the past few years, I have noticed high heart rates during exercise (usually 160-180 bpm, although I won...
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My understanding is that the statins with the greatest LDL reducing effect are Crestor, Lipitor, Zocor, and Pravachol, in that order. I don’t mention Leschol and Mevacor since they appear to be rarely used since recently due to the afor...
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I went to a cardiologist because I was having frequent skipped heartbeats. I wore a Holter monitor for 24 hours. The cardiologist called me today and said the results were "normal." When I asked about premature beats, he said I had 22 of...
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Does Metoprolol Succinate ER interact with Imdur? I get extreme flushing when I take the Toporol after having taken the Imdur l2 hours earlier. What can I substitue for the Toporol?
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