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 Blood pressure question?
I went to the doctor and she took my blood pressure.. it was 120/85 is that normal?
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I am 23. I walk about 2 miles a day and take garlic ...


 I've pain in my chest and I can't breath well and I fell tired if I do any physical activity,is it a proplem?
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 What shd i do? someone plz plz help me.....?
i get anger very soon for no reason... and i feel so pressure that i start shouting at people around me for silly reasons.... i hate to do that but the situation will be out of my control when i am ...


 Do you need to have heart disease, to have a heart attack?
Or can you just get one anyways, or do you necessarily have to have something wrong with your heart, like heart disease?
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Okay, then how do you get a blood clot? If you ...


 is it possible for a 15 year old to have a heart attack?
because my heart/chest area hurts alot and when i excersise it beats really fast and scares me....


 Have you ever had your heart broken?
How long did it take you to recover?...


 DID I HAVE A STROKE PLZ HELP?
I almsot passed out the other day and it felt wierd i was playing rockband
Ok heres what happened i was playing ps3 and then i just saw everything it just like rumbled. Like everything went all ...


 which is more important heart or your brain?
i think both i tryed to figure out which one is more than the other
i think your heart, but the brain is much more smarter. like all your senses. but you r heart pumps blood to your brain so i ...


 Causes of chest pains other than heart attack.?

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Pain across the chest....under ribs when breathing deeply, not totally constant....(it is me...but am going to docs tomorrow about unrelated issue so will ask then, ...


 8 yr old son with murmer? Please answer my question.?
hi all my son who is 8 and a half yrs old was born with a heart murmer. He attended our local outpatients clinic once a yr to be checked until he was 4. Our doctors then suggested he visit Our Lady�...


 Am I Having a Heart Attack?
I was on IV steroids for 2 days. I was supposed to go for 3 but because I felt like I couldn't breathe, they left me with just 2. My chest was extremely heavy/tight. But they didn't seem to ...


 What should I do about my rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath...etc?
I started taking this pre-workout supplement called "Super Charge" a few weeks ago, and I did not have any problems with it until now. A couple of days ago I started experiencing faster ...


 Could I have had a minor heart attack?
Yesterday afternoon I had a sharp pain which at first felt a little like a period pain but higher than usual, and then, as time went on, rose up to the bottom left of my chest. It was very painful to ...


 am I going to have a hart attack?
For the last few weeks I have been sweating mostly in my armpits an I mean sweat running like a facet off an on. If I drink a cup of coffee that really turns it on. also I have a unexplainable pain ...


 I'm 23 with high blood pressure?
I am a 23 year old woman. Five foot four, 116 pounds. Have three children. Healthy in every aspect except I smoke. I've been put on Toprol XL due to high blood pressure and elevated heart ...


 My blood pressure is 155 over 107. Is this bad?
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 Am i having a heart attack? help!!?
For the past 3 days every so often i get a stitch like discomfort on the left side of my chest directly above my heart.

It is difficult to breath in or out whilst the stitch lasts and ...


 high cholesterol level?
Can anyone explain how it is that cholestrol levels change over a periods of time. I understand about cholestrol but why should ones levels change from week to week and from day to day, when the same ...


 My cholesterol level is 7.1, and blood pressure is 104/80, and my doctor said that's nothing to worry about
My doctor said I have 4% of a stroke or heart attack when I am older.
Should I worry though?
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I don't drink, smoke, and I walk 5 miles a day (walk to work)...


 I HAVE NO HEART BEAT?
I have checked and checked again, It has been 2 days since i notised that there is no pulse either. My skin has gone very pale what should i do i dont wanna die
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lulu_264497
Doctors Are Wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
see i had pains in my chest and at the same time i have a heart problem with my valves when i seen the doctors and told him about these pains he said they were nothing my heart was below mild which i now thats not true why would i have pains in my chest and nothing be wrong i now theres something wrong (even though before he checked my heart i had some test done it was like 2 minutes before he checked i had a EKG )


please tell me what you think???????????
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(i have Pulmonary Stenosis)
The pulmonary valve opens to let blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs. Narrowing of the pulmonary valve (valvar pulmonary stenosis) causes the right ventricle to pump harder to get blood past the blockage. If the stenosis is severe, especially in babies, some cyanosis (blueness) may occur. Older children usually have no symptoms.

Treatment is needed when the pressure in the right ventricle is high (even though there may be no symptoms). In most children the obstruction can be relieved during cardiac catheterization by balloon valvuloplasty. In this procedure, a special catheter containing a balloon is placed across the pulmonary valve. The balloon is inflated and the valve is stretched open. In other patients surgery may be needed. During surgery the valve can usually be opened so that it works well again.

The outlook after balloon valvuloplasty or surgery is favorable. Still, follow-up is needed to find out if the heart works normal
                      








Mommy to 1+triplets
Mitrial Valve Prolapse??? Yeah I think you need to take yourself to a different doc! No claim of chest pains is ever to be ignored, regardless fo what a doctor or nurse may think, it MUST be treated and monitored with a sense of urgency! But I do under stand that with MVP you do from time to time have chest pain, so it COULD be normal, but I definitally would not the chance!

You are completely right in thinking that your doctor was wrong! I would start looking for a better doctor! Good luck dear!


Princess A
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Your doctor should know more than you do. If you don't trust him, get a second opinion from another doctor. How can anyone of us out here tell?


Bill
You have two choices as I see it. One, believe your doctor. Two, get a new doctor. As a person with Arterial Afibulation and Panic and Anxiety Attacks, I can tell you that chest pains can come in all shapes and sizes. Last week my youngest daughter (25 years old) slipped and fell down. No pain and no bruises. The next day she thought she was having a heart attack. She went to the emergency room, they did every test in the book to discover she had a bruised chest bone and 2 bruised ribs.


glenda w
From my experience if you don't feel comfortable with the diagnosis.You have to listen to your body.If you know something isn't right get a second opinion. I have been misdiagnosed a few times. Sometimes you may need to see several doctors .


Jan B
I am a heart patien with micro prolaps
leaky valvue

I know when I get up set or stressed out I get pain in my chest.
So just may be you may be causeing your own pain by stressing your self out by un-necessary worring about what may or may not happen.
in most case as mine and your it can safely handled by medication.
Relax and go with the flow and know your limitations.


Penny P
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There are alot of things that can cause chest pain. Your doctor did an EKG, which can show irregular beats, irregular "electrical" activity of the heart, and also if there was a heart attack in the past, or current ischemic changes (meaning your heart is starving for oxygen/heart attack). If you "know" something is wrong, then I suggest you getting a second opinion. Alot of things can cause chest pain though, including muscle strains, acid reflux, heartburn, plurisy (usually harmless inflammation around your lung) anxiety, pneumonia.....I could go on and on. Try not to jump to the conclusion that it is something serious, and look for a different cardiologist who can give you another opinion.


Ruth
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Have you been following up with a Cardiologist or was the Doc your PCP ( Primary Care Physician)?? Basically, you have some choices. Either get a second opinion or contact your Doc and let him/her know that you are still having chest pains. Are you experiencing more stress than usual ?? Any shortness of breath ? Any symptoms of a heart attack ?? I ask these questions so that you can think about if you are having any of these symptoms. The chest pains can be related to other causes as well. Anxiety or panic disorder. Perhaps your Doc can prescribed you a mild tranquilizer and see if this helps. You mentioned a surgical procedure. It seems as though this is something you would like to have. But, are you a candidate for such a procedure? You should discuss this your Doc or a Cardiologist . I hope that this helped some and Good Luck.


luckykar
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Not, necessarily, it could be anxiety, which will give you symptoms.


Enigma
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Could be your chest muscles, not your actual heart. Caused by stress.


oakly
doctors can be wrong.. you could always see another doctor..


stephen k
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1) Do you really have valve problems? I mean, a real diagnosis of valve prolapse or something of that nature?

2) Chest pains near the heart could also be an intercostal inflammation. You have been hit in the chest and the cartilage has been traumatized, causing these pains


Hope
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Chest pains are real, but related to so many things. Sounds like you have a lot of tension and stress. I bet it is probably related to that and anxiety. = This may or may not be anything serious. You should go with your doctors advise. They will investigate as much as needed for your symptoms and medical history.


bcptm
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~I think that you have two options:

1. Get a second opinion

2. Since you "now" that something is wrong, compare your medical degree with your doctor's degree and tell him what your diagnosis is. Then, if you think it's needed, order some more tests for yourself and write your own prescription.

(And they wonder why doctors get cranky.)


greengo
Your heart is not the only thing in your chest.
There are lungs, ribs, cartilage, blood vessels, connective tissues, breasts, and all sorts of non-heart related goodies.
Just because you have chest pains does not mean something is wrong with your heart.

You need to COMMUNICATE. Why not ask, "well, what do you think might be causing these pains, if you don't think it is due to my heart?" And also "what further tests do you think I might need?" If your doctor cannot communicate well with you, you may prefer a different doctor. I'm sure your doctor is basically just interested in making sure there is nothing life threatening going on. Unfortunately, if he/she doesn't find anything really life threatening, then they just tend to neglect to discuss other causes.


Charlie
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Not all chest pain is the heart. there are many reasons for chest pain that have nothing to do with the heart. Cotrochondritis is common id childtren and young adults and often causes them to be concerned about heart problems. See first website below. if you acontinue to have the problem or are still worried, you could consuolt a different doctor. you need to write down you questions aond symptoms. Ask the doctor to explain to you very clearly what he/she does or does nto think the problem is so you understand clearly.


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