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Lisa Nelson #14: What do you recommend for individuals experiencing heart palpitations and what may be triggering the problem?
Dr. Shelby-Lane: Arrhythmias are any deviations in the normal rhythm of the heart (heartbeat). They usually occur as a result of interference with the electrical pathways that produce the heart's rhythmic muscular contractions. The Parasympathetic Nervous System is responsible for slowing down the heartbeat rate. The Beta-1 Adrenergic Receptors of the Beta-Adrenergic Nervous System are responsible for speeding up the heartbeat rate.
If you experience the following symptoms, you may need to be evaluated for toxicity and consider a stress test , echocardiogram, holter monitor or a tilt table test for further evaluation and diagnosis. A neurologic evaluation may also be indicated.
Fluttering or pounding in the heart Hemodynamic disturbances are potentially life-threatening such as bradycardia and tachycardia Dizziness Syncope (fainting) Unu...
I had gotten one migraine a year since age 19 until I was 41 and had a heart attack. Since then (I am now 47 ) I have gotten migraines constantly and I am at my wits end. Do you think It is related to the MI, possibly a vascular issue? I have had 2 neurologists who say no, and my cardiologist says no, but how can this be coincidental? I took Topamax with some help for 2 years but then started severely losing my hair. Now on Zonegran for over a year and I am getting strange numbness in my arm waking me at night followed by headache, also feel like I always have a headache and vertigo. I am beside myself and can barely function at my job. I need help! Kelly.
Although there are 300 medical and surgical conditions that have a tie to headaches and Migraines, TIA, strokes, and myocardial infarction (MI) are on the list. I'd seek a Migraine and headache expert knowledgeable in the ins-and-outs of cardiovascular issues ...
CHF; Congestive heart failure; Left-sided heart failure; Right-sided heart failure - Cor pulmonale
Symptoms of heart failure most often begin slowly. At first, they may only occur when you are very active. Over time, breathing problems and other symptoms may be noticed even when you are resting.
However, heart failure symptoms may begin suddenly after a heart attack or other heart problem.
Common symptoms are:
Shortness of breath
with activity, or after lying down for a while
Swelling of feet
Swelling of the abdomen
Irregular or rapid pulse
Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations )
Loss of appetite
Other symptoms may include:
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