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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 mind...
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...
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 tight...
Hi, I am a 36 year old male - 1 risk factor (smoking). Cholesterol is excellent, no family history. 2 years ago I started getting ...
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 dysfun...
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 caffei...
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 w...
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, ...
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 ...
Age 69, Wt 143,ht5'4", I went for routine cardio evaluation which I do due to poor family history, high cholesterol225-(now258without med...
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...
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 smok...
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...
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 m...
I have 90% Right Coronary Artery Blockage, 50% Left Heart Artery Blockage. Left groin pain with 100% PAD/PVD and with healthy Collateral ...
36yo female, not overweight,healthy,good colestherol etc... While watching telly and having A drink, and a smoke I have experienced out o...
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 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...
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 wit...
Three years ago,I suffered a great deal of abdominal pain.After the tests,ct scan included,I had an operation for arcuate ligament syndro...
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