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Hi. I am interested in playing badminton and it is my hobby. After 3 hours of practicing badminton. My heart had 103 beats per minute instead of the usual 65-70 beats per minute ?i never experienced this kind of situation. Do I have to be worried about this situation? Please let me know?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. A heart rate of 103, if you are young, is well within the normal range and it may not mean anything significant. However, it can be hart to accurately determine our pulse, particularly with faster heart rates. If this occurs again you may need to get some heart testing. When you experience an sustained raised or an acceleration in your heart rhythm, we need to have you wear a heart monitor that allows you to push a button when you get the symptoms and you need a electrocardiogram. These tests allow your doctor to know the heart rhythm associated with your symptoms. Heart rates and suddenly race and suddenly stop, often reflect an abnormal heart rhythm called a supraventricular tachycardia. There are many ways to treat a supraventricular tachycardia so you donít experience symptoms, but the first step is diagnosing the problem.

Hello .My sister is having issues with her heart. She was complaining of feeling extremely tired,got admitted in the hospital and also complaining of severe cold then her heart stopped. What it could be? Was it due to coldness or laziness or was it an indication that her heart was going to stop as this has happened more than once? Could anyone provide information about this situation..?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. Often symptoms such as being very fatigued and tired and being cold that preceded a heart that stopped, where not related to your sisters choices. If the heart just paused for 2-3 seconds, that can be a problem related to the electrical system of her heart or that she is experiencing extra beats from the upper or lower chambers of the heart. The latter is usually not a life threatening condition, but can cause a lot of symptoms including fatigue and weakness. If it is that her electrical system of her heart is diseased, she will need to have this treated with a pacemaker to bring up her heart rate and/or prevent heart block. If she experienced a heart arrest, then she needs an urgent complete evaluation of heart function and condition, including all the electrical parts of the heart. Many of the conditions that cause a heart arrest can recur and she may need a pacemaker or a pacemaker with a defibrillator. I would recommend seeing a heart specialist as soon as possible.

Hello doctor. Myself varun sometimes my heart will beat really fast out of nowhere, like there is a spasm and it's really uneasy and it makes it hard to breath and everything is almost completely black to where i can only kind of see outlines. It stops when I usually sit down. But last time I have experienced this kind of problem when I was in the school and it didn't stop for almost 10 minutes and it used to come and go for about 45 minutes. Does anyone know about this .it will be helpful if anyone can provide the information about this?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. When you experience an sudden raise or acceleration in your heart rhythm, we need to have you wear a heart monitor that allows you to push a button when you get the symptoms and you need a electrocardiogram. These tests allow your doctor to know the heart rhythm associated with your symptoms. Heart rates and suddenly race and suddenly stop, often reflect an abnormal heart rhythm called a supraventricular tachycardia. There are many ways to treat a supraventricular tachycardia so you donít experience symptoms, but the first step is diagnosing the problem. In most patients that have a supraventricular tachycardia, the condition is not life threatening. However, you need to get additional testing as mentioned to make sure that your physician knows exactly what is causing your symptoms.

Hello sir/madam. When lying on my back my chest feels slightly heavy? I feel somewhat uneasy. I could not feel any kind of pain in my chest when lying on my back. Are these any signs of heart attack? What this could be? Please help? Thanks!!!
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Chest pain when you lie flat on your back is usually not from a heart attack. However, you should always contact your physician and receive a complete history and physical examination. Typically heart pain is provoked by physical, emotional, or social stresses rather than relaxation. What comes to my mind if you have recurrent pain when you lie flat is gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this condition, acid from the stomach can spill into the esophagus and cause chest pain. However, if you also have other symptoms such as shortness of breath, swelling of your abdomen or legs, then these symptoms may represent another condition in which the heart muscle may be weakened. These other possibilities show that it is important to consult with your doctor.

Hello. Whenever I take food ,water my heart starts to get race, I am experiencing chest heaviness after eating or drinking, also experiencing stomach heaviness after eating small amount of food. Since two days i am experiencing mild pain in chest and back when inhaling deeply. Is this related symptoms related to heart stroke . What is the problem please suggest me..??
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. Chest pain from the heart can occur from physical, emotional, or social stresses. When you eat, your body needs to move a lot of blood to the intestines to help with food digestion. In some people, the need to pump more blood to the intestine can cause chest pain because the heart has narrowed coronary arteries or in some cases narrowed arteries in that lead to the intestines. I would recommend to contact your physician and receive a complete history, physical examination, and appropriate testing. The symptoms do not seem like a stroke to me, but they may represent a problem with the heart and/or bowels

Hi doctor, I am 38 years old. Never experienced heart problems. I was a heavy smoker until 4 days ago, when I had severe pain in the left side of my chest and left shoulder, the pain increased with inhalation. I thought in the beginning that I am getting a heart attack. I stopped smoking totally. The pain is much less now, but still present. Should I consult a doctor..? my heart beat is normally slower than average around 50 pulses. What it could be kindly suggest me?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. Absolutely you should see a doctor. I am happy to hear that you have stopped smoking. Smoking can cause early and aggressive coronary artery disease in people. From a medical perspective, we need to look at the most emergent possibilities first, and that means a physical examination and appropriate testing of the heart. You may have experienced a heart attack 4 days ago. With a heart attack the pain is often intense at first, but then afterwards goes away. Pain that is worse with deep breathing can be from the lining of the lungs or heart which is a list emergent condition, but you need to be seen and have your heart checked first as soon as possible.

Hello doctor I am 27 years old male. I work in a metro (big shops) carry some heavy boxes and loads when any materials comes. When I was lifting a heavy box and all of a sudden got chest pain that goes all the way to my back. I'm also having more pain when I take a deep breath, and some belching. I don't have a habit of smoking, not overweight. I exercise, and I have good cholesterol and no other health problems, is this heart attack? So I don't think this is like a heart attack or something like that. Please help?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. Your symptoms are not classic for a heart attack, but it is still important for you to see a physician for a complete physical examination and history. A sharp pain that radiates to the back provoked by lifting is likely a muscle strain, but it also can represent an injury to the large artery that leaves the heart, the aorta. From a medical perspective, we need to look at the most emergent possibilities first, and that means a physical examination and appropriate testing of the heart and aorta.

Hello. I am Karan josh 50 years old female i got pain in center of chest or heart some time back. My mother, brother are diabetic I am not sure that i m diabetic. I have consulted the doctor he gave some medicine like isodril, but I am not taking continuously. Today again I felt somewhat heart pain and congestion.is this symptom of heart attack. Kindly let me know?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. If you experience chest pain it is important to tell your physician. Even if the pain is not what you think may represent your heart, it actually may be as we all feel heart pain differently. Heart pain can be felt on the left, right, in the back, jaw, or not at all. Isodril helps to relax the coronary arteries and lower blood pressure, but if you have significant blockages in any of your coronary arteries you can still have pain. I would recommend to contact your physician and receive a complete history, physical examination, and appropriate testing.

Hello doctor. I am tiwakar .I have a pain in my chest on the right side. I am under "zimvastatin medication 10mg" due to high levels of cholesterol in my blood. Today I'm having an unusual pain in the right side of the chest. The pain comes on & off. Quite difficult when the pain comes. I did not tell anyone yet. I am in my office. Could anyone give me suggestions? Symptom of a heart stroke? Please suggest me??
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. If you experience chest pain it is important to tell your physician. Even if the pain is not what you think may represent your heart, it actually may be as we all feel heart pain differently. Heart pain can be felt on the left, right, in the back, jaw, or not at all. You have one risk factor for early coronary artery disease in that you have high cholesterol, so again, contact your physician and receive a complete history, physical examination, and appropriate testing.

HI. I am a male 17 year old .Whenever I take shower for about 10 minutes my hear t starts beating much stronger. This is additionally accompanied by my left arm hurting more than usual. I am suffering from bad pruning of my hands and feet after only being in the shower for about 10 minutes. Could you explain me about my situation?
2012-05-28 Answered By : Dr. T. Jared Bunch

Thank you for your question. When you take a hot shower, our blood pressure can go down because the blood vessels around our body and skin begin to dilate. When the blood pressure drops, then our heart will beat faster and more forceful. Usually this is the cause of an elevation in heart rate with a hot shower. You can try to take a shower with warm water or minimize the time you spend in the hot shower. If your heart is really having to work to keep up your blood pressure in a hot shower, then you may feel chest pain and anxiety. Pruning of the hands and feet does not reflect the heart function, but likely suggests you are spending more time in the shower than you realize. You can help your body by not taking very long hot showers and staying hydrated. If your heart begins to beat suddenly in other occasions that to you seems abnormal or out of place, you should talk with your doctor. We often use heart monitors that you wear from days to weeks that tell us exactly what the heart is doing when you get your symptoms.

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