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cardiology/mitral valve prolapse questions

Recently was hospitalized for acute bacterial endocarditis. The follow-up cardiologist visit is summed up as follows; "..had his echo/doppler study performed today. It shows mitral valve prolapse, which is quite severe. There is a suggestion of ruptured chordae involving the posterier leaflet. There is thickening of the posterier leaflet and a very severe mitral regurgitation. His left ventricular systolic function remains normal and his left atrial dimension is only mildly dilated. At this point, we are going to manage him medically and further management will depend on his progress". There is no medication yet, and I am due for a follow-up visit soon. Have been researching; and also want to ask advice of hive, for areas/questions to prepare. Subjects include his mention of future possible replacement; exercise and diet for heart health; anxiety related to MVP. Help me focus on a valuable discussion with the doctor.
posted by ebesan on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack?

ParanoidFilter: For the longest time I've been getting chest pain with my anxiety. Will I be able to tell the difference between the physical symptoms of a panic attack and a heart attack? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2010 - 10 answers

The dow will be over 12,000 before I get the graphic done

For seven minutes everyday, a part of my job nearly kills me. I need the assistance of people with computer programming abilities. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Apr 7, 2010 - 33 answers

Am I going to die and if not how in debt am I going to be to not die?

I've had PSVT for about 9 years. Recently it has become significantly worse. I am uninsured, and very scared. What to expect financially from treatment, and am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Mar 6, 2010 - 27 answers

We saved your life but you may be financially ruined now.

A dear friend had emergency heart surgery last week. He did not have insurance. Does the hospital just bill him the full amount and wait for him to declare bankruptcy, or...? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Feb 19, 2010 - 22 answers

Is the chest pain I've been experiencing directly related to stress and anxiety? If so, how can I alleviate some of the discomfort and put my mind at ease?

Is the chest pain I've been experiencing directly related to stress and anxiety? If so, how can I alleviate some of the discomfort and put my mind at ease? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Dec 28, 2009 - 20 answers

Calling the heart line

Acoustic modem + cell phone. Can it be done? More inside... [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Oct 23, 2009 - 10 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

Paisley Park is in your heart

Do you have a soft heart? How did you get one? [more inside]
posted by milarepa on Aug 28, 2009 - 40 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

I get a tingling in my hands and occasional lightheadness when my heart rate goes above 160, usually while working out.

I get a tingling in my hands and occasional lightheadness when my heart rate goes above 160, usually while working out. [you are not a doctor] [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Aug 11, 2009 - 12 answers

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 could my mystery chest pain be?

Chest Pain Filter: So I continue to have this weird chest pain at the bottom of my breast bone area, perhaps a little down and to the left of my nipple. What could it possibly be? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Jun 16, 2009 - 15 answers

I feel like I am having heart attacks when I work out. Am I going to die?

I am a young guy and I feel like I am having heart attacks when I work out. Am I going to die? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Feb 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Women's Heart Rate Monitor Recommendation

I have searched through previous posts, but have not found specific info on women's heart rate monitors, specifically those worn on the wrist and that include a chest strap. [more inside]
posted by angiewriter on Feb 11, 2009 - 9 answers

What causes my rapid heartbeat?

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

What is this bag? What is this logo?

The other day I spotted a very handsome shoulder bag of brown leather with a red stripe. I want to own one just like it. I wasn't able to ask the owner where he got it, but I was able to spot the manufacturer's logo. It looks like a heart, split down the middle into two lobes, and lying on its side. I've drawn a very crude version of it here. It looks faintly familiar to me -- does anyone recognize it? And in general, is there a good resource somewhere for looking up logos?
posted by Eater on Jan 21, 2009 - 7 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

Is drinking Red Bull before a cardio workout a dumb idea?

Is drinking Red Bull before a cardio workout a dumb idea? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jan 2, 2009 - 17 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

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up.

Heart racing/pounding upon waking up. This happens in the morning and also when I take naps. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Dec 8, 2008 - 21 answers

Purple Heart denied?

Is it true that a soldier, wounded while operating covertly, is not eligible for a Purple Heart? I fellow I met told me he was Special Forces and was shot through the arm while patrolling a communist border in '83, someplace the government would later deny being. He didn't recieve his Purple Heart because the mission was top secret and would have to be revealed on the paperwork required to apply for the medal. Is he pulling my leg, or what?
posted by Acacia on Nov 29, 2008 - 27 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

Harder, Better, Faster, Dead?

YANMD Filter: I was told recently that my eye drops (Cosopt) could limit my heart rate: is this true? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Doomed. I'm Doomed. (Am I?)

Every member of my family, save one, has died young from a heart attack. Am I doomed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2008 - 24 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

How can the band Heart legally stop McCain/Palin from using "Barracuda"?

The band Heart sent a cease and desist letter to the McCain/Palin campaign for using the song "Barracuda". What is the legal basis for that? [more inside]
posted by kongg on Sep 6, 2008 - 12 answers

How to overcome social stratification , and as a consecuence a brokenheart ?

Social stratification is braking my heart . Can any of you out there, help me translate this situation and maybe give me some guidance as to how to go forward? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

My father just had a heart attack. I am dropping everything to go and visit him this weekend, but he keeps insisting I do not come and visit. Am I being a jerk for going anyway? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Aug 15, 2008 - 45 answers

Heart goes "thump-thump". I want mine to keep doing that.

How will family history of heart problems affect my prenatal care? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2008 - 6 answers

Someone analyze my ventricles.

I'm going to ask my doctor, but what might it mean if laying on my back specifically rather than in other positions for extended periods can leave my heart feeling congested for days afterwards? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 8, 2008 - 10 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

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects?

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects? [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

What sort of heart rate monitor should I buy?

Could someone please give me advice on buying a heart rate monitor? [more inside]
posted by Jack Alucard on Jun 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Name that chord!

What is the guitar chord being played by Nancy Wilson at 0:44-0:47 in this Heart video? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on Jun 7, 2008 - 9 answers

HRM With Interval Timer?

Shopping for a heart rate monitor which includes an interval timer - this is the cheapest Timex ($78), this is cheapest Suunto ($115) and this is the cheapest Polar ($140). Does anyone have experience of any of these, or have other recommendations to offer? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 answers

My heart is breaking

Can this relationship/marriage be saved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2008 - 89 answers

Searching for a heart of glass

I'm desperately trying to find a particular jewelry designer online. The medium is primarily blown glass. [more inside]
posted by killerinsideme on Mar 21, 2008 - 4 answers

Unconditional Love? Altruism? Can You Learn it?

How to Cultivate Altruism and Love the Hard to Love? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Feb 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Controlling weight with heart problems.

How does one keep their weight down when to exercise is to risk sudden heart stoppage? [more inside]
posted by bunnytricks on Feb 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Will my heart explode?

When I jog, my heart rate goes to 195 beats per minute. Is that bad? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Feb 21, 2008 - 16 answers

Looking for information and possible causes of asymptomatic cardiac enlargement

Looking for information and possible causes of asymptomatic cardiac enlargement : details inside. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Jul 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Does a 33-year-old in good health need a daily aspirin?

Do I need a second medical opinion regarding an aspirin regimen? I can't figure out if this is minor or something I should look into. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Feel my heartbeat

Is there some way I can view the data I'm recording on a 30-day heart event monitor? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on May 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Should I take betablockers?

What should I expect from betablockers? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on May 18, 2007 - 9 answers

I love my boyfriend, but feel tense near him. Why?

I love my boyfriend and enjoy his company. He loves me a lot. Why then do I feel on edge when I'm near him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Will Adderall kill me, and can I take it on occasion?

Two questions about ADD medication, especially Adderall: 1) How dangerous is it (for me)? 2) Can it be taken "as needed"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2007 - 18 answers

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