I am a stroke survivor with Afib. I have been on warfarin
I am a stroke survivor with Afib. I have been on warfarin but due to fall in blood level have been taken off Warfarin and put on iron tablets. I am due to go on holiday next week for a month and very concerned as will not be on anticoagulantJA: The Cardiologist can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: I have been fineJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No - nothing since Stroke 3 years ago
I have a Medtronic evera ICD One of the four leads has
I have a Medtronic evera ICD One of the four leads has become displaced the A lead. I had a cardiac ablation where the A lead displacement was discovered. I am being considered A lead reiimplantation my question is ,JA: The Cardiologist can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. Can you tell me about all the symptoms you've experienced (e.g. shortness of breath, heart palpitations, minor physical effort making you feel tired)?Customer: i have a Medtronic evera ICD. One of the four leads has become displaced .This was discovered after a cardiac ablation. Do i need to have this A lead reimplanted? I am not keen to have another GA.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: yes I feel tired . only out of breath on considerable exertion
I have tachycardia, I had it for about a year, it went away
I have tachycardia, I had it for about a year, it went away for about a year and then it has come back and never left. I'm talking over 100bpm resting, always. It goes down to 55-60 when I sleep. I have hypothyroidism - Hashimoto's which I treat with thyroid medication, the tachycardia seems to be persistent no pattern matching my thyroid levels being hypo or euthyroid or hyper. It started before I started medication.What are the implications of having chronic tachycardia, and possible causes? I've had an echo exam which came back healthy with small amount of calcification but no abnormality.
For the past two months my partner has had non stop
Hi there, for the past two months my partner has had non stop persistent constant palpitations. They wake him up at night. What could it be and what tests are best to determine what's wrong with him?Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: He saw a GP and had an ecg which was normal. He's on eye drops for glaucomaAssistant: When was the last time you had your eyes checked? In general, how has your vision been lately?Customer: He has glaucoma and wears contact lenses daily. Vision doesn't seem to have deteriorated although he is due an eye testAssistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: He used to take a lot of cocaine
I have recently been told that I have mild myocarditis after
Hi, I have recently been told that I have mild myocarditis after being admitted to hospital with arm pain, lightheadedness and high tropinin levels. Whilst I whilst I was in hospital they also found a few congenital issues...... bicuspid valve with mild stenosis, mild root dilation and regurgitation and an unusual course of left coronary artery (apparently I have a rather acute angulation of my left coronary artery which comes off the posterior sinus in the usual way). I am due to see my consultant again as an outpatient in two months (as there is a backlog atm). However in the meantime I am continuing to get a lot of lightheadedness, nausea and sickness, vision disturbances and breathlessness when I walk around or go up stairs etc... If I do too much I also get bouts of chest discomfort. I am also still getting the odd palpitation (my heart either feels very slow or sometimes it feels like its pounding in my chest). The past two days I have fainted (once after having a shower and once today whilst sat down at my laptop). I am currently having to work from home as I don't trust myself driving with all the lightheadedness. Is this all normal when you have myocarditis? Is it to be expected? How long will i last? Can it get worse? Or could my congenital conditions be causing these symptoms? The doctors didn't seem to worried about them (saying they were mild atm and just needed monitoring?) I just wanted a second opinion really as to what could be causing all of these symptoms.JA: Have you ever dealt with this before? Are you having any shortness of breath?Customer: YesJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I also have asthma, alpha one antitrypsin deficiency and bronchiectasis.
I've been having tests because I had an abnormal ECG and I'd
Hi I've been having tests because I had an abnormal ECG and I'd like a second opinionJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Yes, citalopram 20mgJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No
What is heart muscle damage, ive been very tired lately and
what is heart muscle damageJA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: ive been very tired lately and im overweight blood test shows damage to heart muscle but what does that meanJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: ive been on blood pressure tablets for a long while