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 Why is my heart fluttering?
Sometimes, when I get up or sit down, my heart starts fluttering and my pulse races, even if I'm not doing any strenuous activities. When I walk after getting up, I get a weird sensation. I can&#...


 I ate a pill on the floor of my office and now my heart is racing?
I thought it was an ibuprofen I dropped (or one of my coworkers did) and now my heart is racing really fast and I don't know what I took. A white round pill with np on it. Holy crap, when do you ...


 high pulse rate, do i need to worry and what can cause it?
at work i used the pulse rate machine on myself and it was 93 when i did it again today it was 117 i know this is high but should io see a doctor and what could be the cause? i'm 26, ...


 How does the heart continue beating after removal from the body?
I tried google but I didn't find anything :S

A heart will continue beating for about 30 - 40 minutes when removed from the body (if placed in oxygenated, isotonic saline solution). E...


 my son was just diagnosed with a heart murmur. the doctor said i shouldn't be concerned. should i be?
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 I'm having bizarre attacks. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I'm having these crazy attacks that come on suddenly while awake and asleep. I suddenly become very weak and disoriented. My face, arms, legs become numb and tingly. My blood pressure goes up to ...


 who's mor elikely to have high blood pressure - someone angry or someone depressed?
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 why is my blood pressure so high?
hi ya Iam 22 years old and i don't drink and smoke. My blood pressure has gone really high to 180/90 and it was scary i took it with a machine. I checked it regularly from 5 days and it was ...


 19 yr old heart attack?
i am a 19 yr old male with overweight stomach, but in shape everywhere else. i'm having some pain in my bicep area only. should i proceed to the hospital to have it checked out?...


 Is it true that you have maximum 10 years to live after open-heart surgery?

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my mom was told she had 3 years to live by her doctor : (...


 How is caffeine good for the heart and brain?
I need ...


 can a 16 year old girl have a heart attack?
i am experiencing pain between my shoulder blades that seems to be coming out of nowhere.
maybe the last hour or so.
so i came home from school bcuz im not feeling well.
i had a cough ...


 I have to take a treadmill test whilst wired to an ECG on Tuesday?
Do I have to stop taking my beta blockers and if so how long before the test? Thank you in advance all you medical people....


 heart attack?
hi 2 nights ago my boyfriend aged 25 woke up cpmplaining of tension in the abdominal area which was traveling to the heart. this only lasted a few minutes but his heart rate very irregular and he had ...


 i was born with a slight murmur on my heart?
I was just wondering what is this? Does it is amatter that i have a problem with my thryoid gland as well. Would someone mind explaining what a slight murmur is and is it safe or ...


 What is the best first aid/cure for a broken heart?
My heart is bleeding right now. Somebody help me....


 Margarine or butter?

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I like butter myself. I never fry it either....


 Anxiety attacks can they be cured?
Can anxiety attacks be completely cured? For a month now Ive been told I am having anxiety attacks, I can handle the symptoms but obviously i want them to go away, the one symptom I cant handle is ...


 blood pressure reading of 115/70 is this normal or to low? I had just ate like 30 min earlier.?
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 Does angina mean I'm having a heart attack?
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rtlover
whats it called when you put a metal thing in your heart.?
operation when you put a metal thing in your heart.
                      








Caralee W
Are you talking about a Pacemaker??


Q+A
pastmaker i think


beN
Its called a stent, its like a little mesh thingy that ballons out and expands a narrowed section of a coronary artery, which then allows more blood flow to flow thru it.


The Only Logical Solution
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A "stent"? Looks sort of like a piece of window screen, it's round and is used to keep an artery open.

There's also a catheter. This is used when they run a wire through the veins to the heart for other surgical procedures.


schizodolphin24
if you talking about the pacemaker.,

this is the description.,

What Is a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker is a small device that's placed under the skin of your chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.

Pacemakers are used to treat heart rhythms that are too slow, fast, or irregular. These abnormal heart rhythms are called arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs). Pacemakers can relieve some symptoms related to arrhythmias, such as fatigue (tiredness) and fainting. A pacemaker can help a person who has an abnormal heart rhythm resume a more active lifestyle.
The Heart's Electrical System

Your heart has its own internal electrical system that controls the speed and rhythm of your heartbeat. With each heartbeat, an electrical signal spreads from the top of the heart to the bottom. As it travels, the electrical signal causes the heart to contract in an organized manner and pump blood.

Electrical signals normally begin in a group of cells called the sinus node. As these signals spread from the top to the bottom of the heart, they coordinate the timing of heart cell activity. First, the two upper chambers of the heart, called atria (AY-tree-uh), contract. This contraction squeezes blood into the lower chambers of the heart, which are called ventricles (VEN-trih-kuls). The ventricles then contract and send blood to the rest of the body. The combined contraction of the atria and ventricles is a heartbeat.

For more information about the heart's electrical system and how a healthy heart works, see the Diseases and Conditions Index article on How the Heart Works.
Overview

Faulty electrical signaling in the heart causes arrhythmias. A pacemaker uses low-energy electrical pulses to correct faulty electrical signaling. Pacemakers can:

* Speed up a slow heartbeat
* Help end an abnormal and fast rhythm (only in implantable cardioverter defibrillator/pacemaker combination devices)
* Make sure the ventricles contract normally if the atria are quivering instead of beating in a normal rhythm (a condition called atrial fibrillation)
* Coordinate the electrical signaling between the upper and lower chambers of the heart
* Coordinate the electrical signaling between the ventricles (cardiac resynchronization therapy used in heart failure)

Pacemakers also can monitor and record your heart's electrical activity and the rhythm of your heartbeat. Newer pacemakers can monitor your blood temperature, breathing rate, and other factors and adjust your heart rate to changes in your activity.

Pacemakers can be temporary or permanent. Temporary pacemakers are used to treat temporary heartbeat problems, such as a slow heartbeat due to heart attack, heart surgery, or an overdose of medicine. Temporary pacemakers are used in emergencies until a permanent pacemaker can be implanted or until the temporary condition goes away. A person with a temporary pacemaker will stay in the hospital as long as the pacemaker is in place.

In this article, "pacemakers" refers to permanent devices, unless stated otherwise.

Doctors also treat arrhythmias with another device called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). An ICD is like a pacemaker in some ways, but it can use higher energy electrical pulses to treat certain dangerous types of arrhythmia. For more information on ICDs, see the Diseases and Conditions Index article on Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.


and if you are talking about the stent.,

In medicine, a stent is a man-made 'tube' inserted into a natural passage/conduit in the body to prevent, or counteract, a disease-induced, localized flow constriction. The term may also refer to a tube used to temporarily hold such a natural conduit open to allow access for surgery.

The main purpose of a stent is to counteract significant decreases in vessel or duct diameter by acutely propping open the conduit by a mechanical scaffold or stent. Stents are often used to alleviate diminished blood flow to organs and extremities beyond an obstruction in order to maintain an adequate delivery of oxygenated blood. Although the most widely known use of stents is in coronary arteries, they are widely used in other natural body conduits, such as central and peripheral arteries and veins, bile ducts, esophagus, colon, trachea or large bronchi, ureters, and urethra.


Stupid Happy Guy
That would be my ex.


Shox
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Pacemaker possibly. Or a stent.


Be More
Getting stabbed?


Monika
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This could be one of many many things. Can you be more specific?


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