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 Is 63% ejection fraction normal for a 21yr old female?
this was determined in the results of a ...

 I was awakened by sharp shock (like electricity) in my right arm/no pain/no headache/---could this be a stroke?
please be aware that I am in a 3rd world country nearest good hospital
6 hours away /I am old as the hills but in good health/non-smoker/food
prepared by my cook mainly chicken,fish,...

 What Should I do to stop my heart from beating very fast , when I'am nervous?

 How bad is it if my blood pressure is 180's over 130's?
I also have kidney problems so I think I should prob be more cautions to not do any more damage to my kidney's. Any opinions/suggestions?
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 i smoke very heavily and i have chest pains quite alot ami in dangerof having heart attack?

 High Blood Pressure - Who to believe?
I was told by my gym that I have high blood pressure (I'm 26) so I went to my doc, who told me that I don't. A few months passed and I started seeing a new doc who said that I DO have high ...

 How could you prevent having a heart attack?
give a weekly ...

 please i have been having pain in my heart region , whereby it seems i have a limited region to inhale, otherw?
once i exceed this region it is pain, and i have had similar exprience in the last couple of weeks, could it be symptoms of heart attack or ...

 how do you know if you have high blood pressure without going to the doctors?
I want to know if I have high blood pressure or not but I don't want to go to the doctors because I don't have enough money. I'm getting some signs that I may do and I also found out ...

 I'm 20 is my heart problem life threatening?
I have had supraventricular tachycardia since birth. I have been to doctors and specialists since I was 13 years old. I had a heart ablation when I was 18 years old. The ablation was a failure. My ...

 What type of blood pressure monitor is appropriate for home use?

 how long do you give my brother to live?
my little bro is 17 and he eats really unhealthy
he literallly only eats pizza and chicken nuggets and nothing else
hes never eaten a hot dog or a burger or a sandwich you name it
if ...

 what does a sudden increase of heart rate mean if you're 15?
i'm not overweight and i eat normally, so what can possibly cause this? it comes usually when i lie down and i'm about to go to sleep, and then my heart races out of nowhere, i try to relax ...

 2day I had 6 redbull 4 lunch & heart rate still funny?
Im 15yo male 5f 9 and 162bls
Its been 8hours now my heart rate is still funny
I called the poison control center and the nurse said to me I have to wait for it to wear off and go to ...

 What's up with my heart?
A few days ago i had this pain in my heart. It felt like someone was stabbing it when i laughed/cried/sneezed or took deep breaths and sometimes it felt like it was doing flips. It hurt all day and ...

 Is 107/58 with a pulse rate of about 55 bpm a healthy blood pressure reading for a 16 year old girl?

 I want to know what's the difference between an EKG and an ECG? I'm scheduled to take the latter.?

 I'm getting my blood tested tomorrow to check my cholesterol. will they look for drugs such as marijuana in it?

 I have heart pain during deep breath?
a few week later i had heart pain when i take deep breath and i consulted a doctor(homeopathy) he checked with Stethoscope and said i had palpitations and gave some tablets. But now i m having pain ...

 Can you still love with a pacemaker?
this might sound stupid.... but please ...

Claudia M
i took my 6 month old son to doctor today he told me he has a heart murmur and told me to get an ECHO, iam sca?
should i worried iam so scare anyone have any similar experience

No need to worry at all! Im 18 and was told I have a heart murmur since I was born...they found out i have aortic stenosis and I am fine since..I get regular echo and see a cardiologist once a year nd I have to take meds before the dentist! I have no problems and everything is fine! I bet you your son will be perfectly fine..good luck!

Standard procedure for condition.
Do it, then after worry is need be.

Mona Lisa
I am a (nearly) 15 year old girl.
About a year ago, i fainted and so my mum called the doctor out.

He listened to my chest and thought he heard a murmur, so sent me to the hospital.
I had an ECG and an ECHO.

It turned out it was completely harmless, i just have an unsteady heart rate.

Don't worry, i'm sure it'll be the same for your son.

Hope this helped.

My youngest son has had a heart murmur since birth, lots of tests etc, finally told it was functional which means it is just part of who he is. You need test results before you panic.

As we're formed in the womb, initially the heart isn't complete but there is a hole between 2 of the chambers. This usually closes before birth. Some babies are born with this incomplete, either a hole in the heart or the initially closure is only just formed, which creates the murmur. Children survive even with a hole, though in such an event usually an operation is necessary to close it as an opening will have implications for health. A murmur should have little or no implication beyond the fact that it makes a noise. Some can even right themselves as the child grows.
The point of the scan is to check that there is a proper closure with no leakage. Both sound pretty similar even to a specialist so the echo check is a way of making sure that what sounds like a murmur is no more than just a noise.

as above, don't panic, loads and loads of kids have this and it repairs and heals naturally!! Trust in your son!
Some doctors keep finding what they think is a heart murmur, turns out to be wind !! Of course do the ECHO scan, it will reassure you, and it would be good to have this checked out early.
Look on the internet and you will find advice. I will send you link I found

hi hun my first child had a heart mummer and is now 26 with no heart problems at all some are very small holes that close all by them self's
so don't worrier
my son with ds was born with very large holes and they new from day 1 there was a problem all fixed so still no prob

No need to be scarred at all.
Heart murmur is nothing to worry about. its not like they won't be able to do sport or anything.
ECHO isn't a horrid procedure or anything. there really is no need to worry

no dont worry, i had a heart murmur when i was a baby, it pretty comon in baby's im now a fitness instructor so it really dosnt matter to much in later life, although go for the check up and get a doctors advice

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