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When should I be concerned about lightheadedness? I've had

When should I be concerned about lightheadedness? I've had cardio workups done in the last 2yrs. I wasn't really feeling the lightheaded episodes at the time of the workups. I was lying down, today, and all of a sudden felt lightheadedness, like I would pass out. My heart started racing, and it went away after a maybe 15-20 seconds. I checked my oxygen level with an oximeter when I started to feel the lightheadedness and it was normal.

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Dr. Phil, MD

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I'm 22 and I feel dumb asking. But for months and months I

I'm 22 and I feel dumb asking. But for months and months I get left upper chest pain. Like tonight I was asking for pain medication. Its actually right where my heart is ...where its a achy,sore , painful annoyance. I'm bipolar , I did just go through a hard time. But I feel fine. Yes I have moments or episodes like two nights back I lost reality at the theater and couldn't move and my head was awful mabey another one of my dazed spaced out moment that scares the public. Sometimes I panic and cry ... But I didn't I just lost psychosis. I'm wondering am I sleeping wrong ... I'm prettyrestless and excited latley. This is all in my head right?

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Ving suffered a heart attack heart failure and afib I'm

ving suffered a heart attack heart failure and afib I'm considering iv chelation therapy. is it worth a try or am I putting myself at risk?JA: Are you experiencing any shortness of breath or chest pain? Is there a history of heart disease in your family?Customer: some chest pain some days yes there is heart disease in my family. I also use insulinJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: that was my main question

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Yesterday evening I suddenly started to sweat and feel my

Yesterday evening I suddenly started to sweat and feel my pulse increase. This lasted about 20 minutes. However, since then I'm fine when sitting down, but when I stand up, my equilibrium is off and my vision, while clear, makes the room "wobbly". Also, it impairs my walking in that I feel like I could fall over at any time. It is better today, but only by a little bit. Also, I tried eating dinner last night and promptly threw up, which is extremely rare. I had a small breakfast and ate lunch over a half hour ago and no incidents with that yet. Any thoughts/advice? Thank you!JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?Customer: No fever, rash or loss of appetite. My head from temple to temple going around my forehead feels a little heavier. Also I haven't slept well the past few weeks and only got about 2 hours last night.JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?Customer: No fever. No known respiratory symptoms.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Deep snorer and when I get nervous, I tend to break out in a cold sweat and my hands shake for a few minutes.

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Should I be concerned about fluttering/heart palpitations?

Should I be concerned about fluttering/heart palpitations? I've had an echo and several ekgs; most recent was in November; have been having some digestive issues...re-started prozac after being off of it for four successive days...that's all I can tell that is different...thank you.

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What are the failure modes (if any) for a catheterization

What are the failure modes (if any) for a catheterization procedure which supposedly will examine the health / physical condition of the arteries of my wife's heart, and insert a stent if a blockage is found ?What would be recommended as "due diligence" for a prospective patient customer in selecting a physician to perform such a procedure?

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EHTISHAM, Is the cardiac cath considered an accurate way to

Hi DR.EHTISHAM,Is the cardiac cath considered an accurate way to measure ejection fraction? Is it considered to be comparable to an echo (or perhaps more accurate)?Thanks.

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What does it mean when my top number of blood pressure

What does it mean when my top number of blood pressure reading is normal 120 to 125 , but the bottom number is ***** high at 90 to 95 ?

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My father had a heart attack 9 days ago in his LAD. It was

My father had a heart attack 9 days ago in his LAD. It was confirmed to be minimal damage, had 2 stents placed in side by side the long way. EF is 45% and docs think this will go into a normal range within 3 months, all other arteries including carotid look good. They believe it was his heavy smoking plus extras, but mostly the smoking. He feels great, taking BP meds/cholesterol meds/brilinta/baby asprin. Normal weight, no diabetes. He enjoys a couple drinks a day which of course he has stopped for now. When can he resume to a glass of wine or 2? He is also doing the Mediterranean diet as well. No other medical conditions.

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