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What's the deal with my heart rhythm?

Every now and then I realise that my heart rhythm has gone wonky. I don't feel ill with it, it's just... different. What's going on, and should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Sep 13, 2014 - 16 answers

Scary or normal? The eternal question

For the past few months, I've found it very hard to run. Slowing down (a lot) helped the problem out but it still pops up occasionally. Lately I've been wondering if it's my heart. And yes, I want you to listen to a long recitation of my symptoms and problems. [more inside]
posted by Lizlemondrop on Jun 23, 2014 - 13 answers

Experiencing shortness of breath. Looking for some guidance

On Saturday while kayaking in the bay, I experienced shortness of breath for about ten minutes, which then went away. The last time I’d experienced this feeling was nearly 20 years ago when I was 12, when I last had asthma. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2014 - 16 answers

Know your heart - fitness edition...

What resources exist to better understand the correlation of heart rate variations with exercise intensity? [more inside]
posted by NoDef on Jan 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Heavy heart.

You are not my doctor, but you might know what kind of doctor I need to find or what kinds of questions to ask. Please help me piece together a plan so I can get some health issues sorted out. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jun 9, 2013 - 15 answers

Who decides when to call the Life Flight?

I am unconscious, I've been in a terrible accident and I am in a rural area in the United States. Who decides whether I should be flown to the nearest city or taken to the local rural hospital that may not be equipped to handle my emergency? [more inside]
posted by cda on Aug 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Muscle-building exercise that's easy on the heart?

What are some good muscle-building, resistance-based exercises that don't place a lot of strain on the heart? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Strange pain in rib cage

Help needed for a friend who is experiencing intermittent pain in his rib cage. [more inside]
posted by katy song on Jul 4, 2011 - 7 answers

3,2,1 boom!

Yes, yes, YANMD. When I'm very stressed I feel slight pain/weakness on the left side of my chest, under my armpit and sometimes across my shoulder. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on May 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Can you have too many heart stents in place?

A recent heart stress test shows according to my GP that I'm probably going to have to go to the hospital and have another heart stent put in. I see my cardiologist this Friday for more details. I presently have 7 stents in place. I'm staring to wonder if there is a upper number of stents that a person can have on board.
posted by malhaley on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Filter my diagnosis!

Is it possible for your cholesterol levels to be transiently elevated, and if not, what should I do about mine? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Nov 3, 2010 - 15 answers

Feeling and seeing a pulse in notch between collarbones? Is this normal?

I happened to stumble upon several health articles yesterday that mentioned that young, normal people should not feel a pulse in the little notch between your collarbones at the base of the neck. However, I can definitely feel a pulse in this area. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Sep 28, 2010 - 19 answers

What is this heart condition called?

What is the name of this heart condition, and is it genetic? The main artery supplying blood to the heart isn't developed properly in utero, resulting in major surgery and/or death of the baby post birth. [more inside]
posted by heytch on Oct 3, 2009 - 8 answers

The Good and Bad of Living With a Bum Ticker

My father's been diagnosed with stable angina, and he's looking for a little reassurance... [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Aug 13, 2009 - 1 answer

Turning into a hypochondriac?

Am I turning into a hypochondriac? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Preparing for a doctor appointment

When, if ever, is it reasonable to ask for a preemptive test? Given a family history of congestive heart failure I'm wondering how reasonable it is to reguest a MUGA or echocardiogram just to allay (or confirm) my own worries. I'm definitely already going to see a doctor, so I'm not asking for medical advice. I guess I am asking for perspective to help me frame my request with my physician. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 12 answers

What causes my rapid heartbeat?

What causes my rapid heartbeat? [more inside]
posted by 7life on Feb 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Have a heart?

How can I manage these chest pains? (Doctors say my heart is healthy) [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jan 10, 2009 - 19 answers

Thump...thump..thump

Weird Body-Filter: Two days ago I started to become abnormally aware of my own heartbeat. [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Blood for Every Limb!

I'm looking for advice on how to improve my circulation. [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Nov 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Can arterial damage be undone?

Is it possible to undo any of the damage I've done to my arteries in 43 years of eating badly? [more inside]
posted by stenoboy on Nov 14, 2008 - 17 answers

tead off

I started with Earl Grey, and drank it for years with milk, until I tried better quality teas and gave up the milk. Then oolong, which was too weak and subtle for me. Now I've moved on to Lapsang Souchong and a malty golden-tipped Guangxi black called Golden Downy. I like strong teas, with no herbal additives; can anyone suggest other teas as strong as the Lapsang, smoky or not? [more inside]
posted by luriete on Nov 12, 2008 - 30 answers

How long to kill the heart (that pumpy thingy, not the lovey thingy)?

How long to kill the heart (that pumpy thingy, not the lovey thingy)? [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Sep 18, 2008 - 12 answers

I have some symptoms of serious heart conditions. How urgently should I seek a medical opinion?

I'm a 29 year old female. I've had a pretty significant arrhythmia for about three years. It's unpredictable, but quite frequently my heart beats much faster when I inhale and then very slowly as I exhale, and also otherwise irregularly. I also have several other concening symptoms. [more inside]
posted by lgyre on Jul 26, 2008 - 16 answers

What's the best way to lower my resting heart rate?

What's the best way to lower my resting heart rate? I'm slightly overweight, and exersice just a few times a week. I've read a ton of literature that says a lower heart rate leads to a longer life. Any tips? Exercises that'll help? [more inside]
posted by Geoffh on Feb 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Heart rates and exercise safety

Heart rates and exercise safety [more inside]
posted by riotgrrl69 on Aug 31, 2006 - 14 answers

Weight training with a Mitral Valve Prolapse

Is it really dangerous to lift weights with a mitral valve prolapse? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Jul 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Why does my heart rate vary drastically day-to-day during cardio?

Why does my heart rate vary drastically day-to-day during cardio? 120 one day then 160 the next under same conditions. [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Apr 19, 2006 - 12 answers

Ech, you're giving me a coronary!

The "new, state of the art" cardio machines at my gym always tell me my heart rate is unreasonably high (170 beats per minute) even though I'm working at a level where I can still maintain a breathy conversation. Occasionally, the machine will say my heart rate is something totally wacky, like 220. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Jan 16, 2006 - 9 answers

Tips and suggestions for getting my health in order, please!

The other kind of Valentine's Day heart: My 40-year-old brother was diagnosed today with congestive heart failure. Bad heart genes run in our family, and I'm taking this as a wake-up call to get my own bod in order. [+] [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Feb 14, 2005 - 19 answers

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